Williamston Police Officers recently investigated the following incidents:
Nov. 27 – Alexander Michael Wirth, 32, 1306 Big Creek Rd., Belton was issued a ticket for sign ordinance violation after Lt. L. B. Culbertson responded to a disturbance occurring at the Christmas Tree lighting at Town Hall.
Nov. 25 – Matthew Ryan Manley, 18, 130 Brookview Circle, Pelzer was arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carry of a pistol after a vehicle stop at the intersection of Bigby and Brown St. According to reports, while conducting a public safety checkpoint, a red Chevy Impala attempted to evade the checkpoint and turn down Tripp St. at a high rate of speed. ZJ. McCoy immediately caught up to the vehicle on Bigby St. A bookbag in the passenger seat contained a digital scale, individual baggies containing 55 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, a gallon ziplock baggie containing approximately 70 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a clear jar containing THC Wax “dabs”. A Ruger 5-7 pistol containing 20 rounds was located under the drivers seat. The driver, Manley, did not have a concealed weapons permit. He was placed under arrest for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a schedule 1 narcotic, unlawful carry of a pistol and transported to ACDC. The vehicle was towed.
Nov. 25 – Barry Eugene Walker, 59, Lickville Rd., Belton reported a hit and run at 18 Mineral Park Ln. Walker told officer he was walking down Williams St. toward Mill St. when a truck like SUV struck him in the back and knocked him into the metal guard rail near the railroad tracks. Two black plastic parts of a car with the words chevy gm-pn, which appeared to be part of the front bumper of the vehicle, were placed into evidence. R. C. Burgess investigated.
Nov. 25 – Jessica Lynn Smith, 28, 101 Oliver Park Dr. #6, Piedmont was arrested for possession of heroin after a 2015 Dodge Ram truck was observed going 65 mph in a 35 mph zone on Belton Drive. The tag did not belong to the vehicle and Smith could not provide a drivers license, registration or proof of insurance. Her drivers license was suspended. There were also two white males in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officer found a glass pipe and yellow grain substance wrapped in aluminum foil in her purse. The yellow grain substance field tested positive as heroin. Smith was issued a summons for no drivers license and improper tag and a hold was placed on her to obtain a warrant for possession of heroin. She was transported to ACDC. T. C. Grate was reporting officer.
Nov. 25 – Adam Kane Selman, 44, 706 Dean Springs Rd., Belton was arrested for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after a white Dodge Caliber attempted to evade a public safety checkpoint on Gossett Drive and W. 5th Street. The vehicle turned down a driveway and tore off the front bumper of the vehicle. According to reports, during a terry frisk for weapons, the subject repeatedly tried to turn around and resist the frisk. A glass vial containing 4.6 grams of a white crystal like substance was located in Selman’s right hand. The substance field tested positive as methamphetamine. The license plate did not belong to the vehicle and was taken and returned to the DMV. Selman was transported to ACDC and the vehicle was towed. J. D. McCoy was reporting officer.
Nov. 25 – Channing Kendrick Mosley, 30, 8 Randall St., was arrested for drug narcotic violations, weapon law violation and stolen property offense after a white Chevy Impala was observed on E. Carolina St with the passenger side tires in the roadway. According to reports, in plain view in the center console was a clear bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana. Two clear bags containing a green leaf , along with Channing Moseley debit card were found in the vehicle. A Glock 26 9mm pistol with a 17 round magazine was found under the driver’s seat. Lt. L. B. Culbertson was reporting officer.
Nov. 25 – Officer R. C. Burgess was dispatched to 501 W. Main St. in reference to a stolen phone. According to reports, Eric A. Latimer placed his black Samsung Galaxy note phone and prescription glasses on the counter in the store. He accidentally left them and left the store for 5 to 10 minutes. The phone was valued at $1,200 and the glasses valued at $800.
Nov. 22 – Williamston officer W. N. Crawford was contacted by Belton officers in regards to a motor vehicle accident involving a white church van and another vehicle. According to reports, Belton officers had a foot pursuit of the subject driving the van, who was identified as Jason Darby. The van belonged to Calvary Baptist Church in Williamston and Pastor Mark Roberts stated the van was last seen the day before. The van was valued at $10,000. W. Crawford was to speak to a judge on charges for stolen vehicle. Darby told officers that he went to a friends house the night before and the friend gave him the keys to the van. He left to go to his sisters in Honea Path and was involved in the accident.
Nov. 21 – Officer S. Wakefield responded to 309 Apt. B. East Carolina St., in reference to a break-in. Keianna Crawley, 25, reported a black XBox and two controllers valued at $150 were missing.
Nov. 20 – Rhonda Roxanne Richey, 48, 87 Smith St. Ext., Ware Shoals was arrested for driving under suspension 3rd offense after a red Volkswagen Beetle was observed on West Main St. with the driver side tail light not working. According to reports, Richey had a suspended drivers license and an active bench warrant out of Abbeville County for failure to appear on an assault and battery charge. The vehicle also did not have insurance on it. Richey was presented a UTT for driving under suspension and was transported to ACDC and placed on hold for Abbeville County.
Nov. 17 – An unknown person dropped off a cell phone and four $1 bills and stated he found the phone and cash laying in front of a house on Oak St. The items, valued at $304, will be placed into evidence to see if anyone claims them. W. N. Crawford was reporting officer.
Nov. 13 – Officer R. C. Burgess observed a Ford F-350 pulling a trailer turn right from W. Main St. onto Minor St. The vehicle had no visible tag displayed and turned into the incoming lane for approximately 45 feet before correcting. The vehicle came to a rolling stop at Minor St. and Middleton Blvd. When Officer Burgess initiated blue lights and siren, the vehicle sped up to around 70 mph before slowing to turn onto Palmetto Rd. The vehicle again exceeded speed of 80 mph on Palmetto Rd. at which point the attempt to stop the vehicle was terminated.