Category Archives: Crime

Deputy involved in shooting at Piedmont gas station

A Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a shooting at a Piedmont Hwy. gas station Monday morning after a suspect refused to follow commands of deputies, then exited the vehicle approaching deputies and reaching into his waistbans as if he was reaching for a weapon.

The sheriff’s offfice stated the deputy feared for his safety and the safety of other deputies on the scene.

The shooting occurred after deputies responded to an incident Monday morning at 6:25 a.m. at 1625 Piedmont Highway regarding a suspicious vehicle parked next to a gas pump. According to the 911 call, the vehile and the occupants had not moved for approximately two hours.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

May 24 – M. D. Creamer responded to the WalMart store at 11410 Anderson Rd. where he placed John Demory, BM, 41, 5’8″, 172 pounds into custody for shoplifting. He was transported to ACDC where a hold was placed on him by Greenville County, where he was also wanted.

May 24 – M.D. Creamer responded to the WalMart store where he placed Timothy Hester, WM, 27, 5’9″, 170 pounds in custody for shoplifting. Hester originally lied about his identity, and was subsequently found to be wanted by the Pickens Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to ACDC and a hold was placed on him by PCSO.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police officers investigated the following:

May 13 – A town employee reported a lock cut on a water meter at 10 W. Fourth St. in Williamston. A renter in the home reported she had sent the money to pay the connection fee with a friend last week. Lt. K. Ebernickle investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

May 16 – C.C. Brazier responded to a job site on Three and Twenty Road where AT&T employee David Boyce reported the cutting of a large communications cable that is being installed. The twenty foot section of cable was left at the site. Damage was set at $500.

Sheriff’s Office looking for robbery suspect

Suspect Sketchres

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for the person who robbed the 7-11 Convenience Store on Highway 29 North, Anderson. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 10, 2014, between 1:20am and 1:30am. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5’8″, 180 lbs, with black hair, brown eyes and possibly a goatee. He is believed to be between 30 and 35 years of age. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a long sleeve black shirt, black pants and a Chicago Bulls cap with a doo rag underneath it. Anyone who can identify the suspect from the sketch or anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Investigator Gene Culbertson at (864) 231-2807 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

May 10 – A.C. Guthrie and J.E. Scott responded to 115 Garlington Court in reference to an active Greenville County warrant on Christopher Gist, WM, 17, 5’10″, 145 pounds. Upon making contact with Gist, a personal search revealed a small bag of marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested on a charge of simple possession and taken to ACDC, where he was held on the warrant.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated a variety of incidents including two incidents involving animals running at large.

May 1 – Jason Lane Ellison, 17, no address, was arrested for two outstanding warrants after officers observed him as a passenger in a Jeep on Parker St. Lt. K. Ebernickle investigated.

Apr. 24 – Williamston Police Officers had to call for backup and chase a vicious dog back into a fence after officers were called to 120 Parker St. in reference to a very large pit bull dog. Upon arrival, the dog ran toward the patrol car and bared its teeth while barking ferosciously. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and PAWS were unable to respond. Town employee Tim Gentry came to the scene but was unable to attempt to capture the animal due to its size.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

April 26 –A.F. Acevedo was dispatched to 203 Homestead Rd. where Marlene Cooper, WF, 65, 5’9″, 145 pounds, reported that she and her husband, Ronald Cooper, WM, 67, 5’9″, 247 pounds had been involved in a physical altercation. She threw water on him, in a place where he said he had recently had skin graft surgery. He pressed charges and she was taken into custody on charges of criminal domestic violence.

Sheriff’s Office holds underage alcohol sting

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper and the Sheriff’s Director of Community Services, Lloyd Robison, recently announced the results of the agency’s Operation Right Choice.

According to Robison, the focus of the campaign was to target retail establishments in Anderson County where the access to alcohol is made available to minors. Robison stated that the citizens of Anderson County need to be made aware of the accessibility of alcohol to underage kids, and retailers need to understand their responsibilities as vendors.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers reported a busy two week period, investigating the following incidents:

Apr. 15 – Lloyd Belton, 56, 200 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for assault and battery following an incident at 104 Tripp St., in which Patrica Ann Barger, 51, 104 Tripp St., reported that Belton grabbed a phone from her and choked her after an unhinged door fell on him. Officer J. Rogers investigated.

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