Category Archives: Crime

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Sept. 5 – S. Dunlap responded to 102 Orr Rd. where Betty Chapman reported that she had been contacted by someone claiming to be a bill collector, and had subsequently been flimflammed out of $394.

Sept. 5 – P.C. Henry received a telephone complaint from Eric Meindl, of 716 Mt. Airy Rd. who reported that someone had stolen a check he had placed in his mailbox for delivery and had altered it and cashed it at a different bank.

Arrest made in Piedmont incident

Sims, Brian Emanuel (photo)The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Brian Emanuel Sims, 40, in connection with an incident on Santee Drive in Piedmont on Friday.

According to reports, on Friday evening Sept. 5th, Sims was involved in a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend at 331 Santee Drive. When she decided to leave the residence and drive away, Sims reportedly fired one round from a semi-automatic handgun into the hood of her vehicle, narrowly missing her.

Williamston Police Report

Sept. 1 – Officers were dispatched to the Williamston Curb Market in reference to a burglary. According to reports, officers were dispatched in reference to broken glass alarm at the business at 508 Greenville Drive. Video surveillance showed a white male parked on the south side of the business and then used an unknown object to break a 4×4 foot pane. He then entered the store and removed 5 to 10 packs of Pall Mall cigarettes valued at $40. C. Samuel, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Aug. 30 – J.M. Pelfrey responded to 719 James Rd. where George Prockup reported the theft of his 2009 Zuma motor scooter, valued at $2050.

Aug. 30 – J.M. Culbertson responded to 312 Roe Rd. where James Davis reported the theft of an undetermined amount of scrap metal from a shed he owned. He described the suspect vehicle as a black Dodge Dakota style truck.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers recently investigated the following incidents:

Aug. 9 – Laura C. Wa,lker, 38, 17 Adger St., (Williamston) was arrested for expired tag, driving under suspension and no proof of insurance after a sible Dodge was observed on Main Street with an expired tag decal. Cpl. L. W. Mulz, C. Samuel investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Aug. 22 – C.L. Wilkinson was dispatched to the Spinx gas station on Hwy. 153 where an employee reported that a black male walked into the store, grabbed two bottles of beer and put them in his pants and left, fleeing with several other black males in a tan SUV bearing SC tag# HUX 219.

Aug. 22 – S.L. Steward responded to 2350 Highway 153 where William Taylor reported that someone had stolen some of his equipment from his trailer where he was doing some yard work. Stolen were a Stihl backpack blower and a Stihl weedeater. The loss was estimated at $1000.

Deputy, subject injured during call – Bell Road


An Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy and a man that was being placed under arrest were both transported to a local hospital following an incident that occurred on Bell Road in the Cheddar Community on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to 1121 Bell Rd in Belton Sunday regarding a follow-up investigation from a previous call. Once deputies were on scene, contact was made with a male subject who lived at the residence. A short time later, while attempting to place the male subject under arrest, a physical altercation began.

As a result, both the deputy and subject were transported to the Anderson Area Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Once released from the Anderson Area Medical Center, the subject in the incident will be charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, Resisting Arrest and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and transported to the Anderson County Detention Center.

Pictured – EMS responders take the man involved in an altercation with an Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy to an ambulance . Both the deputy and suspect were transported to AnMed Health by Belton and Williamston EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

ACSO seeks assistance in suspect ID

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a burglary suspect. On August 5, 2014, the suspect broke into the Shell Gas Station, located at 3207 S. Murray Ave in Anderson, and stole several boxes of candy and a pack of Bic lighters. The suspect was wearing a dark color hoodie and khaki cargo shorts. If you know who the suspect is or have any further information regarding this case, please contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and thank you for your assistance.


Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sherff’s Deputies investigated the following:
Aug. 15 – P.D. Marter responded to 514 Old Anderson Road where Tim Tierno reported that he had heard a noise in his house and discovered a heavy set white male in his kitchen. The man fled with two electric guitars and some tools. The loss was estimated at $410. As a K-9 team followed a track, they found a computer apparently stolen from another location.
Aug. 15 – J.M. Culbertson responded to 104 Blueforest Lane where Timothy Pierce reported that someone had stolen items from his garage and his son’s vehicle, including a welding torch and some speaker boxes. The loss was estimated at $900.

Drug arrest in West Pelzer nets one pound marijuana brick

While serving an outstanding arrest warrant in West Pelzer Wednesday, West Pelzer and Williamston Police officers discovered a brick of packaged marijuana inside a home at 199 Mill St. in West Pelzer.

The marijuana weighed approximately 501 grams or one pound. After obtaining a search warrant, several smaller quantities of packaged marijuana and other paraphernalia were located in the residence as well.

Thomas Dantez Hunt, Jr., 23, of West Pelzer was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and operating a drug house.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:

July 29 – Jerry Allen Harper, Jr. 41, 101 W 5th St, Williamston reported damage to an automobile estimated at $200. T. L. Eighleberger investigated.

July 31 – Shianne Danielle Gosnell, 17, 19 Parker St., Williamston was arrested and charged with assault and battery (3rd) after officers received a report of an assault on a female juvenile. J. Sargent, C. Samuel investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Aug. 10 – C. S. Hayes received a telephone report from Kimberly Rey, of 105 Southern Oaks Dr., that someone had broken into her vehicle and stolen her purse.

Aug. 10 – P.D. Marter responded to the Southern Oaks Golf course at 105 Southern Oaks Dr. where Derick Rudy and Tia Batson reported that someone had broken into a vehicle and stolen several items including her purse and a handgun. The loss was estimated at $860.

Ron Wilson facing new indictment – in Ponzi scheme

Atlantic Bullion & Coin

By Stan Welch

The saga of Ponzi scheme architect and federal convict Ron Wilson continues, as US Attorney Bill Nettles announced a new indictment of Wilson, his wife and his brother Tuesday.

Nettles, the lead attorney on the Wilson case, informed the media that Wilson has been indicted on two new charges; conspiracy to obstruct justice and giving false statements to federal agents. According to the indictment, issued by a federal grand jury earlier in the day (Tuesday), Wilson gave his brother Timothy L. Wilson an ammunition canister filled with gold and silver coins and additional currency.

Ron Wilson did so after he had been arrested on the original charges, and had given sworn statements that he had no other assets in hand. Timothy Wilson subsequently hid that canister, in an effort to withhold it from the federally appointed receiver. The indictment further alleges that Ron Wilson also gave his wife Cassandra Wilson a similar canister, filled with silver, gold and currency.

Deputies called to Saluda River site several times

What was originally reported by The Journal – Online as a Saluda River rescue  on Saturday turned out to be one of several incidents in which deputies were called to a site on the river involving persons under the influence of alcohol.

By Stan Welch

Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the South Greenville Fire Department were kept busy Saturday night responding to calls to the Saluda River. The incidents took place at 349 Hamby Road.

GCSO deputy Chris Hoyes responded to a call concerning a possible assault and armed robbery at approximately 9:40 p.m. Several people, all of whom had been drinking, reported that two men had come down to the site below the bridge and had claimed to have a firearm, demanding valuables and property.

GCSO public information officer Jonathan Smith stated that the deputy was unable to determine if an actual crime had taken place. The deputy reported that none of the witnesses saw anyone actually point or present a firearm, and nothing appeared to have been taken from anyone. SGFD personnel assisted two people in climbing the muddy embankment leading up from the river.

Pelzer man facing multiple charges

Laughte Steve Anthony (photo)In Easley area burglary incidents

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Pelzer man last Thursday in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in the Easely/Powdersville area of Anderson County.

Stephen Anthony Laughter, 39, of Pelzer, was charged with nine different arrest warrants after a foot pursuit which in which he ran through briars and thorny bushes resulting in numerous scrapes and scratches for the suspect.

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