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Easley man found guilty in Griffin Thermal fraud

Exceeding $800,000

Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake recently announced that Richard Elmer Sundblad, 65, of Easley, was found guilty in federal court in Greenville, for aiding and abetting a scheme and artifice to defraud by use of the mails, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 2. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs, of Columbia presided over the trial and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the trial established that Richard Sundblad’s wife Retta worked as the purchasing manager for Griffin Thermal Products (“GTP”), a Greenville County business that manufactures high-end, custom-made radiators.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Aug. 22 – Savannah Renee York, 25, 1219 Anderson Dr., Williamston reported an incident of harrassment recorded on her voice mail. The incident was determined to be unlawful communication. Sgt. M. Eddleman investigated.

Aug. 23 – Craig Saxon, 46, of Belton reported a litter on property at 106 Anderson St., Williamston including dog food bags, clothing articles, paper/debris and trash bags. Reports state the property is located near an apartment dumpster. M. Roberts, Z. T. Parks investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the theft of a truck from a residence and a drive-by shooting in which one man was injured. These and other incidents investigated were reported: Aug. 16 – Ruth Ann Pletcher, 303 Hardy St., Williamston reported her 2015 Chevrolet vandalized. According to reports the right passenger side fender had $1500 damage to it. R. Drennon investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated an incident in which a man was shot in the leg and another in which a tractor was stolen. Among incidents investigated were:

Aug. 9 – David Rogers with the Town of Williamston reported vandalism of a water meter at 10 E. Fourth St. According to reports, the meter had a broken lock and other damage amounting to $500. M. Roberts, Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Aug. 12 – S.S. Barnes was dispatched to 117 Mill Pond Rd. where Leslie Daniel reported that someone had entered her son’s vehicle and stolen items including electronics, clothing, a case of musical recordings, a wallet and some gift cards with a total value of $1325.

Aug. 14 – K.S. Looney responded to 101 Ra

Two area 7-Elevens robbed early Tuesday

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman with a “No Regrets” tattoo on her neck who was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Powdersville early Tuesday morning. According to reports the woman entered the store around 4 a.m., told the clerk she had a gun in her jacket pocket and demanded money.

The woman left in a white Jeep with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store is located on Hwy. 153. No weapon was seen and no shots were fired. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Andeson County Crimestopers at 888-274-6372.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a similar incident that also happened August 2, around 1:00 am. According to reports, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun.

Easley man fatally shot during standoff

rsz_standoffffatalresAn Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy fatally shot a man Tuesday as officers attempted to serve a probation violation warrant in the Wren community. Jeffrey Allen Morris, 44, of Mountain Springs Road was shot when he raised a gun at a deputy after about an hour standoff with deputies. He was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and died a few hours later.

According to reports, Morris had a rifle or long gun and was at a standoff with deputies when negotiations fell apart. The deputy’s name has not been made public. The shooting is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the theft of two pit bull dogs, several incidents involving car tags and recoved a vehicle. Among incidents investigated were the following:

 Aug. 2 – Williamston officers were dispatched in reference to an unknown vehicle parked in a driveway. Thomas Albert Belk, 59, 11 Bruce St., Williamston reported the vehicle, in his driveway. According to reports the tan 1989 Honda Accord belonged to Margaret Helen Feasey of Rutherfordton, NC and had not been reported stolen. The tag on the vehicle however was reported stolen on July 4 by a Belton resident. The vehicle was towed for safe keeping. E. Bonnett, M. Beeman investigated.

Asks help in ID of robbery suspect

RFI_Armed Robber_7-11   Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking help in identifying a robbery suspect. On August 2, 2016, around 1:00 am, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in what appears to be a Gold, Buick. The suspect also appears to have a tattoo on the right side of her neck. Investigators ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 26 – Kristen Leigh Langston, 36, 9 S. Academy St., Williamston reported a gray Mongoose 20” bike stolen. The bike was valued at $130. Z. T. Parks investigated.

July 27- Fallon Canup, 24, 12 Glenwood Ave., Wiliamston reported someone cut the screen to the rear porch window and made entrance to the residence. A cigarette butt, half a Mountain Dew and a bag of clothes were left on the porch. According to the report, the residence was previously broken into and a trash compactor and other items were stolen. E. Bonnett investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

July 29 – R.A. Sparkman was dispatched to 817 Hamlin Rd. where Ann Smith reported that two guests in her home had left during the night while she slept. The next morning, she was missing a computer, jewelry and a purse. The loss was estimated at $1250.

Dollar General armed robbery

 Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators investigating an armed robbery of the Dollar General store at 3309 Pelzer Highway, Easley. The robbery happened Friday night on Highway 8, or Easley Highway, in the Three and Twenty community According to reports the robber brandished a silver handgun and demanded the clerk give him the money from the register. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left on the store on foot. No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

Be aware of IRS scam

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office warns residents to be aware that it has received yet another report of an IRS Scam. In this latest one, the caller convinced the victim to purchase Apple iTunes Cards and provide the card information online. The suspect kept the victim on the phone, threatening to issue warrants if the victim contacted the police or hung up. Be aware that the IRS never requires payment via prepaid money cards.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 13 – Alisha Marie Hewlett, 38, 108 Edgewood Dr., Williamston reported leaving a vapor module device described as blue Snow Wolf brand with aspire tank, silver mouth piece and three green batteries at Hardees, 1520 Anderson Drive. When she called the business about it she was advised it was gone. The vapor set up was valued at $130. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the theft of a motorcycle valued at $34,000 and in a separate incident, a man at a store on Hwy. 29 shot at someone on a motorcycle.

EASLEY

July 23 – P.D. Marter responded to 8639 Old Greenville Hwy. Ext. where Amanda Mason reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen a purse that contained fifty dollars.

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