Category Archives: Crime

Chase ends on Big Creek Road

Chase

A suspect arrested in an Anderson County chase has been linked to a kidnapping call from Greenville County Tuesday evening. According to Anderson County deputies, 35-year-old Cedric Lamont Lee was charged and taken to the detention center. Greenville County dispatch received a call in reference to a kidnapping around 5:45 pm. Anderson County deputies were notified that the suspect was headed in their direction. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted to pull the suspect’s car over when a chase began on Murphy Road and ended on Big Creek Rd. Deputies were able to arrest Lee after he got out of the car and ran. A woman was also in the suspect’s car and taken to the hospital by EMS to be checked. (Photo by David Rogers)

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Mar. 8 – Danardis Jamont Kilgo, 35, 101 Crawford St, Williamston was arrested for outstanding warrant after officers observed him standing in the front yard of a house on Ellison St. Kilgo had two active bench warrants for failing to appear in court and for running at large. He was arrested and transported to ACDC withou incident. K. Anthony investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Due to the process being used by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, only two or three day “weekend” incident reports are currently being made available to The Journal. Numerous incidents reported or investigated throughout the week are being made available and are not included.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incident over the last two weekends:

EASLEY

March 4 – A.N. Killingsworth responded to 7307 Hwy. 81 North where Stephanie Madsen reported that someone she has been living with for eight months; but whose name and description were withheld by the ACSO in compliance with their accreditation protocols, but in violation of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, had run her off the road with his truck. She fled to the driveway of the listed address and sought refuge with the resident. Meanwhile, the unidentified person allegedly slashed the tire on her vehicle. The homeowner in question, whose identity and description were also improperly withheld by the ACSO, confirmed Madsen’s version of the story. Killingsworth was unable to contact the unknown suspect, but was planning to present the case to a magistrate. Presumably, the suspect will be identified at that time.

Beware of IRS scam

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and local law enforcement is warning citizens to be aware of a tax season scam in which scammers pose as federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees and call South Carolinians in an effort to obtain money or personal information.

Citizens should beware of phone calls from numbers in area codes such as 202, 804, 917 and others in which the caller uses scare tactics and threats to get people to make a false tax payment. Scammers will also use caller ID spoofing techniques to alter the caller ID to make is appear the call is coming from a legitimate government agency. The scam artists may also copy official IRS letterhead to create emails and documents.

According to SLED, the IRS will not make phone calls to threaten, demand immediate payment, require payment be made in a certain way or ask for credit card and debit card numbers over the phone. Several local people have reported receiving a cal from a 917 number in which the caller was informing them that the IRS was filing a lawsuit against the taxpayer and to call the number to get more information about the case file.

WPD has 1257 calls for service

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor reported the following stats for the Williamston Police Department during the month of February:

Uniform Patrol

1257 Calls for Service

460 Keep Checks

88 Community Oriented Policing

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Mar. 1 – Dustin Matthew Dionne, 26, 111 Davis St,. #3, Williamston reported a black Kaitong Moped stolen. The moped was secured by a chain which was cut. The moped was valued at $990. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

March 4 – A.N. Killingsworth responded to 7307 Hwy. 81 North where Stephanie Madsen reported that someone she has been living with for eight months; but whose name and description were withheld by the ACSO in compliance with their accreditation protocols, but in violation of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, had run her off the road with his truck. She fled to the driveway of the listed address and sought refuge with the resident. Meanwhile, the unidentified person allegedly slashed the tire on her vehicle. The homeowner in question, whose identity and description were also improperly withheld by the ACSO, confirmed Madsen’s version of the story. Killingsworth was unable to contact the unknown suspect, but was planning to present the case to a magistrate. Presumably, the suspect will be identified at that time.

Greenville Deputy fires at suspected propane thief

DGtruck

GCSO asks assistance in idendifying vehicle/suspect

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public and the media to identify the vehicle or individual pictured in this security video. This vehicle was involved in an incident around 3:30am on 03/08/16 at the Dollar General. During the incident a deputy was struck by the vehicle shown here. The Dollar General is located at 9538 Augusta Rd in Pelzer. If you have any information regarding the identity of this person or the whereabouts of the vehicle please contact the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 271-5210 or CRIME STOPPERS at 23-CRIME

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred early Tuesday morning in which a shot was fired at a suspect at the Dollar General located at 9538 Augusta Road, Pelzer. According to reports, around 3:45 a.m. this morning, while on routine patrol along the Augusta Road corridor in South Greenville County, the deputy encountered a suspect attempting to break into a secured cage containing propane tanks at Dollar General. The deputy verbally engaged the suspect who then ran to a newer model, dark color truck. As the suspect fled the scene, he intentionally struck the deputy with his vehicle. The deputy fired at least one shot at the truck as it fled towards Augusta Rd. At this time, it is unknown if the suspect or his vehicle was hit. The deputy was transported to GHS and is being treated for non life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. SLED is investigating the incident.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Feb. 23 – Jonathan Corey Neese, 35, 138 Whites Dr., Pelzer was arrested for outstanding warrant in Greenville County after officers were dispatched to The Clock restaurant East Main St. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Feb. 25 – William Adam Bryant, 19, 141 Bryant Rd., Pelzer was arrested for simple possession of marijuana after a silver Didge Avenger was observed on Anderson Drive and Ellis Avenue. A glass jar containing a green leafy susbstance believed to be marijuana was found in the vehicle. He was arrested and transported to ACDC. C. Green, M. Beeman investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

PELZER

Feb. 27 – J.M. Culbertson responded to 120 Bellview circle, where he contacted Dale Luker, who complained that one of his neighbors, described only as a 22 year old white male, had stolen some of his Xanax. After speaking with the suspect, Culbertson agreed to present the case to a magistrate for review.

Piedmont man arrested for car break-in

At Powdersville Walmart

By Stan Welch

A Piedmont area resident was caught in the act of breaking into a car Sunday evening at the Powdersville WalMart. Jeffrey Shane McClain, 32,WM, 5’10″, 160 pounds, of Iler Road was burglarizing a vehicle when its owners returned from the store and discovered him in their vehicle, and raised the alarm. Anderson County deputies, who were on scene in response to a shoplifting call, responded, and after a brief foot pursuit, took McClain into custody and transported him to the Anderson County Detention Center. He was subsequently served with warrants for two other crimes in the Piedmont area.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Feb. 16 – Officers investigated an incident in which a blue and white boat and trailer was parked in the yard at 100 Mattison Dr. in Williamston. Upon investigation the tenants at the location said they did not know who it belonged to and that it had been there for about two days. Checking the ID number found the owner to be a William Gresham in Columbia. Gresham told officers the boat should be at his property in Abbeville County. He was advised to report the boat stolen in Abbeville County. R. Drennon, S. N. Robison investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies reported only five incidents for the Easley, Pelzer, Piedmont and Williamston area over the weekend. Among incidents reported were:

EASLEY – Feb. 22 – R.A. Sparkman received a telephone complaint from Joel Warner, of Mongo Homes, in Irmo about building materials stolen from three lots at 101 Upland Dr. the loss was estimated at $1835.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Jan. 28 – Richard Keith Saylers, 49, 1231 Chapman Rd., Belton reported a W-2 taken from his auto parked at 702 Belton Hwy. SRO G. S. Hawkins investigated.

Feb. 9 – Latisha Dean, 216 Longview Dr., Williamston reported a check sent to her husband for car tire rims being sold on Craigslist was verified as not being real. The cashiers check in the amount of $1990 from MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION in Lakeland Florida was not cashed or deposited and the tires were not shipped. G. Cremer investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Due to the way Anderson County Sheriff’s Office makes incident reports available, only incidents reported over the weekend are included in this report. Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

Feb. 13 – J.K. Vickery was dispatched to 311 Stone Briar Lane where Patrick Topper, Jr. reported the theft of his 1994 white Toyota pickup truck. It had a chrome rollbar, lift kit, and large mud tires. The loss was estimated at $7000.

Feb. 13 – J.M. Pelfrey responded to 100 Deer Creek Rd. where Matthew Greene reported the entry into four vehicles at his home, and the theft of computer parts, tools, and electronics valued at $900.

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