Williamston Police Report

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Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Oct. 16 – Ashton Mackenze Marshbanks, 19, 143 Garland Circle, Easley was arrested for trespassing after Officer R. C. Burgess responded to E. First St. in reference to a possible civil disturbance. According to reports, Marshbanks was sitting within the curtalage of the home at 8 E. First St. and told officers she had permission. The owner of the home was contacted and told officers there was not supposed to be anyone in her yard at the time and that she did not know Marshbanks. The property is also posted No Trepassing. Marshbanks was arrested and transported to ACDC.
Oct. 16 – Philip Thomas, 23, 137 Crown Ct., Williamston reported an auto break-in in which somone entered his 2013 Chevy Silverado. The vehicle doors were unlocked and there was no forced entry. The glove compartment had been opened and a back pack dumped out. A Jimenez Arms 25 MM pistol with a fully loaded magazine was reported stolen. W. N. Crawford, J. M Cobb investigated.
Oct. 16 – Richard A Chabot, 48, 521 Lewis Dr., Belton was issued a UTT summons for no drivers license and manner of driving after a black SUV was observed going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on Belton Drive. J. Cobb investigated.
Oct. 16 – James Michael Simpson Jr., 38, 12 Austin St., Williamston reported an auto break-in in which a Swamp Fox 9MM, extended magazine, black optics threaded barrel had been taken from his unlocked Ford F250. The firearm was valued at $700. A Leatherman tool valued at $200 was also taken.
Oct. 11 – Lori Elizabeth Davis, 43, 6605 Hwy. 29 N reported an unknown subject opened the door to her 2017 Nissan Rouge and removed items valued at $51. According to reports, the vehicle was inadvertently left unlocked. Missing items included a purse and contents. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Oct. 10 – Medina Morales, Solimar, 33, 300 Furman Hil Rd,. #10B was issued a summons for driving under suspension aftera hwite Nissan was observed failing to come to a complete stop while turning onto Ida Tucker St. from Minor St. Her drivers license had been suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. She was issued a UTT for driving under suspension and warning for improper stop. R. Burgess investigated.
Oct. 10 – Johnny Levi Knight, 57, Mill Street Pelzer was arrested for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after flagging down an officer and reporting his vehicle was stolen. According to reports, while responding to a report of a suspicious person near East Main St. and Oak St., Officer S. Wakefield was flagged down near the parking lot of McDonalds on East Main. Knight told him his car was stolen. While obtaining information in his patrol vehicle, he found the incident occurred in the County and a Sheriff’s Deputy was called. Knight was transported to the front seat of Deputy Thomas’s vehicle. After the transfer, Officer Wakefield found an open pack of Marlboro cigarettes on the front seat of his vehicle. Knight confimed the cigarettes belonged to him. A secondary inspection of the packet by the deputy revealed a small plastic baggy containing a white crystal like substance inside. Knight was asked to exit the vehicle and was detained. The crystal substance weighed 1.67 grams and field tested positive as meth. Knight was transferred back into the cutody of the Williamston PD and transported to ACDC. A warrant was obtained for the possession charge. S. Wakefield was reporting officer.
Oct. 8 – Charles Jason Allmond, 39, 232 Pine Log Ford Rd., Travelers Rest was arrested and issued a UTT summons for manner of driving and driving under suspension after a vehicle he was driving was observed traveling 41 mph on S. Academy St, exceeding the posted speed limit of 25 mph. Allmond’s temporary alcohol drivers license was suspended for delinquent child support. M. Jackson was reporting officer.
Oct. 5 – Kirk Lawrence Dockery, Jr., 31, 205 Hamilton Rd., Liberty was arrested for public disorderly conduct after officer W. Crawford and Sgt. L. E. Mulz were dispatched at 1:08 pm to E. Carolina St. According to reports, officers foud a white male sitting on the front porch of an abandoned home, swaying and almost falling backwards. He then lay down on the porch. EMS was called and stated his vitals were fine and that he was ok. Upon incidental to arrest search, a 1.7 liter Jim Beam peach bottle was found in his backpack. Dockery was arrested and transported to ACDC without incident by Officers J. Cobb and W. Crawford.
Oct. 5 – At 2:48 pm, Officer W. Crawford and Sgt. L. E. Mulz were dispatched to 510 Greenville Dr., in reference to a shoplifting incident in which a male in his late 20s with short brown hair, no shoes with socks on , brown long sleeve shirt, dirty jeans and black backpack came into the store and grabbed a 1.75 liter of Jim Beam peach from the shelf. The Jim Beam was valued at $31.02. Due to the prior incident, the suspect was identified as Kirk Dockery. The incident was presented to the judge and a warrant obtained for shoplifting. The warrant was served at ACDC.
Oct. 5 – At 9:10 am, Officer W. Crawford and Sgt. L. E. Mulz were dispatched to Greenville Drive in reference to suspicious person. Officer observed a white male walking in front of 510 Greenville Dr. When approached the male used sign language in attempts to talk to officers. He was given a notebook and pen and wrote his name as Richard Dewand. He also had an ID card that had the same name on it. The drivers license number came back to a Richard Sears. Due to a later arrest of Kirk Dockery, an arrest warrant was issued for furnishing false information to law enforcement.
Oct. 3 – Amanda Dianne Ramar, 32, 221 Prince St., was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after officer J. McCoy was dispatched to a report of trespassing at 221 Prince St. Ramar was on trespass notice, but stated she was walking by the residence and was not on the property. During the investigation it was found Ramar also had an outstanding warrant with Anderson County. A probable cause search was conducted and a loaded hypodermic needle with a clear liquid was located in her bag. A blue metal screw top cylinder was located inside a brown plastic baggie containing a white crystal like substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Ramar was arrested and transported to ACDC.