Category Archives: Crime

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Sept. 13 – Dana Edward Wright, 38, 247 Longview Dr., Williamston was arrested for two outstanding warrants and failure to accompany police officers after officers were notified he was walking on Gossett St. According to reports officers located him and after advising him that they had warrants, he jumped a ditch and fled on foot. He was pursued and eventually tazed. Officers found a clear plastic baggie containing a large amount of oval white oblong pills which were determined to not be a controlled substance. J. Sargent, C. Anderson investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Editors Note – Due to the way the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is making reports available to The Journal, only the following incidents reported between Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 were available for publication this week. However it is more than we have received over the last three weeks.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reported investigating the following incidents in September:

EASLEY – Sept. 17 – C.P. Huff responded to 307 Camperdown Court where Jeremy Hudson reported a burglary at his home, resulting in the loss of a shotgun valued at $250.

WPD stats for August

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor reported the following stats for the Williamston Police Department for August: Keep Checks 310; Premise Checks 14; Traffic Stops 139; Tickets 49; Warnings 93; Incident Reports Filed 55; Arrests 15; Warrants Served 3 and Drug Cases 1.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Aug. 28 – Susan Lynn Watkins, 56, 110 G. St., Williamston reported giving Dana Edward Wright, 247 Longview Dr., $100 to obtain a trailer to help her move. Reports state Wright never retuned with the cash or the trailer. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Local business owner arrested for operating without a retail license

Anderson County business owner, Mary Ellen Harvell, was arrested last week by South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) investigators for one count of operating a business without a retail license. Harvell, owner of Debra’s Design, Inc., had a retail license revoked in April 2016 for unpaid business taxes amounting to more than $10,000. After the license was revoked, the defendant was advised to close her business and stop making retail sales, but Harvell continued to make sales without a valid license. The business is located at 2404-B Anderson Hwy.

Two plead guilty to mail theft

Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake stated recently that Karissa L. Miller, 25, and Ruby A. Adams, 54, both of Anderson, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville, to a conspiracy to commit mail theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks, of Charleston, accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Aug. 30 – Angelica Sebastian, 37, 713 Anderson Drive, Williamston was arrested for criminal domestic violence after officers were dispatched to 11 Ellison St. in Williamston. According to reports she had asked her boyfriend to not come to the residence because he drinks too much with the residents. She arrived and found her boyfriend Osiel Sebastian intoxicated and an argument followed during which she hit her boyfriend with a chair and a broom. A. Sebastian was arrested and transported to ACDC. M. Beeman investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Sept. 4 – J.A. Bannister responded to Galilee Baptist Church where Clyde Gravley, the pastor, reported that someone had stolen musical instruments and equipment valued at $1600. No forced entry was found.

Belton police ask help in ID of robbery suspect

Robbery Little GeneralThe Belton Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on August 30th at the Little General on Anderson Street in the City Limits of Belton. The Police Department is attempting to identity the individual in the attached photographs. Any information, please contact the Belton Police Department at 864-338-8450 extension 200 or by email beltonpolice@cityofbeltonsc.com.

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.

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