Category Archives: Crime

Williamston man charged with DUI in pedestrian fatality

A Williamston man is facing charges after the vehicle he was driving struck a pedestrian on Anderson Drive in Williamston and then left the scene.

Jon Ross Daughenbaugh, 30, of 113 Tyson St., Williamston was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after an investigation by the SCHP, Williamston police department and SCHP MAIT team early Friday morning.

According to reports, Daughenbaugh was driving a Ford F-250 on Anderson Drive when he struck Jackie Lee Blanding, 49, 28 Railroad St., Anderson just before 2 a.m. on Dec. 5. Daughenbaugh left the scene.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated incidents involving shoplifting, thefts, disorderly condut and assisted in investigating a pedestrian fatality on Anderson Drive in which a man was struck by two vehicles.

On Dec. 5, Williamston Police Officers assisted the South Carolina Highway Patrol with an investigation in which a pedestrian identified as Jackie Lee Blanding, 49, 28 Railroad St., Anderson was struck by two vehicles on Anderson Drive in Williamston.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Dec. 5 – A.F. Acevedo responded to 101 Indigo Lane, where Jason Bradley reported the theft of a large go cart and a Remington rifle from his garage area. A motorcycle and another vehicle were also damaged. The total loss was estimated at $7000.

Dec.5 – P.C. Henry received a telephone report from Terrance Brooks, of 108 Thom Trail that someone had stolen his SC license plate, number IZZ284.

Third suspect wanted in connection with burglaries

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have identified a third suspect in the case involving Barry Stone and Joshua Davis. Warrants have been signed on Cameron Drake Clark for his part in the Pelzer burglary case.

Clark, Cameron Drakeres

According to the arrest warrant, Clark illegally entered the residence on Bryant Road in Pelzer, along with co-defendants Stone and Davis, and took items valued at approximately $26,000. The suspects armed themselves with stolen weapons during the commission of the crime.

Arrests made in eight Big Creek Road burglaries

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two individuals in connection with eight recent burglaries in the Big Creek Road, Belton area and a burglary in Pelzer. Barry Dean Stone, 32, of Belton and Joshua Logan Davis, 26 of Williamston were taken into custody on December 2.

Stone is charged with eight counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, and one count of Housebreaking. Davis is charged with one count of Burglary, one count of Grand Larceny, two counts of Accessory after the fact of a felony, and one count of Driving Under Suspension (2nd offense).





According to reports, the crime spree began on November 8, when Barry Dean Stone, 32, of Belton broke into a vacant residence on Big Creek Road by pushing in a window-mounted air conditioning unit. Nothing was taken but a small kitchen knife was apparently left behind at the scene.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:

Nov. 19 – Jason Brent Keeler, 39, 15 Railroad Blvd., Pelzer was arrested for outstanding warrant with Greenville County after being observed on Anderson Drive in a 1989 Ford truck with a tall trailer. According to reports, Keeler was swerving and mimicking an officer as he was conducting traffic control. Officers were unable to get a tag number due to it being obscured by a license plate frame. The same vehicle was later observed on Anderson Drive and was stopped due to the earlier behavior. Keeler was arrested for the outstanding warrant and was transported to the county line where a GCSO deputy took custody. He was also issued a warning for tag display violation. C. Samuel investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


Nov. 28 – C.M. Ashe responded to 3308 Hwy. 8 where Dallas Warren reported that his common law wife had assaulted him while he was in bed, striking him in the head with a glass measuring cup. The subject, Stacy McClendon, WF, 34, 5’7″, 140 pounds, blond/blue, admitted pushing him and throwing the cup at him. She was arrested for criminal domestic violence, first offense.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 21 – A.C. Guthrie received a telephone report from Terri Revis, of Easley, that someone had stolen her purse from her car while she was inside the Spinx gas station on Hwy. 153. The purse contained a number of personal documents.

Don’t fall for energy scam

Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee warns residents to be aware of an Energy Disconnect scam that is occurring across South Carolina and other states.

According to Captain Marsee, the scammer calls customer and tells them they will shut power off if they don’t make a payment over the phone with a green dot card. The scammer pretends to be an energy company employee and often has basic customer information such as address and name.

“There are still many customers falling for this scam,” he said. The phone numbers are very difficult to trace (Majic Jack) or if they are traced, the numbers are from out of state. For more information or tips call Captain Kevin Marsee at 864-356-4112

Arrest made in football ticket scam

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in which a Greenville woman was advertising Clemson and South Carolina tickets and parking passes for sale, receiving money and then not sending the tickets to the victims.

The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating reports from five different victims since April. According to reports, Melissa McAfee Grey, 51, is charged with one count of Computer Crime 2nd Degree.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents last week:

Nov. 17 – Larry Lee Edmonds, 50, 12 1st St. Williamston was arrested for assault and battery 3rd after an incident in which he was arguing with a neighbor and according to reports, threw a piece of a log at the victim, Linda Daniels, 65, of Okeechobie Fl. The incident happended at 8 E 1st St., Williamston, striking her in the side. G. Cremer, R. Drennon investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 14 – P.C. Henry received a telephone complaint from Laverne Spohr, of 8 Trayvon Court, who stated that as she was at home at the time, she saw a white male, approximately 20-25 years old, run into her yard and steal her son’s leaf blower before fleeing in a full sized gray Chevy truck. The loss was estimated at $250.

Nov. 14 – D.A. Hammond received a complaint at the ACSO front desk from Michael Rigdon, of 1934 Sitton Hill Rd., that someone had stolen at least two checks from his mailbox. He was instructed to contact the U.S. Postal Service.

Wilson relatives plead guilty to obstruction charges

Two relatives of convicted Ponzi schemer Ron Wilson pled guilty Thursday to federal obstruction charges after misleading investigators about hidden assets related to the investigation of Atlantic Bullion and Coin.

Wilson’s estranged wife, Cassandra Kendall Wilson, age 66, of Woodruff and brother Timothy L. Wilson, age 60, of Martin, Tennessee, both pled guilty Thursday in federal court in Greenville, to conspiracy to obstruct justice, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Greenville accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Williams sentenced to 3 life terms in Pelzer triple homicide

Williams murder plea 9 res

Jared Michael Williams was sentenced to three consecutive life terms Thursday after he pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court to charges related to the Pelzer shooting incident in March in which three people were killed.

Williams pled quilty to three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, grand larceny, carjacking and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The Honorable Letitia Verdin sentenced Williams to sever three consecutive life terms.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 7 – A.F. Acevedos was dispatched to 203 Santee Dr. where he informed Diane Murphy that her stolen license plate had been recovered by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. She was surprised to learn it had been stolen, and recovered from an abandoned stolen vehicle.

Nov. 7 – C.P. Huff responded to 4544 Hwy. 81 where Samantha Clark reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen her purse. They later used a credit card that was in the purse. The loss was estimated at $312.

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