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Hit and run victim identified

The man who was killed in a hit and run incident Tuesday evening on Hwy. 86 in Piedmont had just been released from jail. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said Varick Scott Kimbrell, 43, died in the hospital after he was struck by a pickup truck which left the scene about 8 p.m. Varick had been released from the Anderso County Detention Center less than an hour earlier.

The driver of the pickup truck, Jason William Yeargin, 33, of Piedmont was arrested later and charged with felony DUI resulting in death, hit and run involving death and other charges including possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Fatal hit and run

Anderson County Sheriffs Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several incidents involving guns including one in which two poeple were accidentaly shot.Among incidents investigated were the following:


Oct.18 – J.P. Lahusky responded to 645 Old Anderson Rd. where Adrian Devereaux – Martinez, BM, 26,of Simpsonville, reported that while waiting in line to enter a haunted house being held at that location, several black males assaulted him and his friend, Syi Young, BM, 24. Both men showed visible signs of the assault, and several witnesses reported that shots were fired, but no one was wounded. No one could say who fired the shots. The subjects fled in a green Tahoe.

Sheriff’s Office looking for custom grill

rsz_grill_-_smoker_photoAnderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking the public’s assistance to help locate a stolen BBQ Grill/Smoker. According to the incident report, the custom-made grill was taken on or about Thursday, October 2 from Poinsettia Court in Easley. Although the photo shows the grill as red in color, it has been repainted all black with slightly different mag wheels and a Gamecock sticker on the sideboard. Anyone with information concerning the grill, or the suspect who took it, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (864) 260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (274-6372).

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Oct. 8 – James Kevin Woodson, 39, 105 Mackey St. Williamston was arrested for outstanding warrrant with Williamston Police Department after officers were dispatched to 109 Mackey St. in reference to a domestic dispute. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sherifff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Oct. 10 – P.C. Henry met with Kelly Hollingsworth, WF, 37, of 105 Slawson Dr. who reported that she had received threatening text messages from an unknown phone number.

Oct. 12 – C.L. Wilkinson responded to 206 Reidville Rd. where Grover Simmons reported the theft of his burgundy 1994 Ford F250 truck, temporary plate, and his 2010 Harley Davidson which was in the truck bed, SC tag#X1883N. The loss was estimated at $15,000.


Oct.11 – J.M. Culbertson responded to 3700 Highway 153 where Albert Roe reported the theft of the air conditioning unit from the property. The loss was estimated at $4000.

Oct. 11 – C.P. Huff received a telephone complaint from Robert Patterson, of 103 Kimi Court that someone had entered his garage and stolen a variety of tools and other items valued at $725.

Oct. 12 – M.D. Creamer responded to the intersection of 3&20 Road and Wren Tree Road where Kelsey Smith, WF, 20, 5’6″, 130 pounds, brn/blue had been arrested by SCHP Trooper Ford, as a result of a traffic accident. She was subsequently found to be in possession of several items of clothing stolen from the Academy Sports store in Easley. She was transported to ACDC.

Police recover $3000 item stolen in 2011

Williamston Police Officers recently recovered a stolen item valued at $3000 after the victim saw the item listed on popular online classified site Craigslist. The Road Ready Coffin dual turn table CD player, used in a DJ businesss, was stolen from a 2002 Cadillac Escalade in Williamston in October of 2011. According to Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee, the victim, Ernesto Ricardo Zapata saw the items on Craigslist and notified the Williamston Police Department. The incident remains under investigation.

Williamston Police Officers also investigated the following incidents:

Sept. 26 – Officers investigated an incident of shots fired in the area of E. Carolina St. According to witnesses, the shots were fired at the stop sign at the end of E. Carolina and Bigby Streets. Four spent casings and one live round were recovered in the parking area of the apartments. J. B. Sanders investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Oct. 3 – J. Cullen responded to 113 Poinsettia Court where Johnny Suther report the theft of his mobile stainless steel cooker, valued at $11,000. The cooker was black, on mag wheels with a Gamecock sticker on the side.

Oct. 4 – B. Surratt responded to a business located at 7801 Old Greenville Hwy. where Jimmy Sullivan had detained a trespasser. The trespasser, identified only as Sammy Coyle, said he was waiting for his mother to meet him there. He was placed on trespass notice, but no arrest was made.

Ron Wilson facing additional federal charges

Ronnie Gene Wilson who is currently serving time for a Ponzi scheme run through Atlantic Bullion and Coin is facting additional federal charges.

In Federal Court in Greenville today (Monday), Wilson, 67, pled guilty 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.

Law Enforcement operation keeps tabs on sex offenders

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Deputy US Marshals recently held a jiont operation to confirm to location of all registered sex offenders in Anderson County.

Operation Blue Ridge began with a briefing at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and lasted Sept. 22-28. During the planning phase of the operation, 491 sex offenders were listed as active and residing in Anderson County. Upon further review, it was discovered that two offenders had died recently, six were found to be incarcerated, and three were registered in other counties. Compliance verifications were conducted on the remaining 480 offenders.

Officers respond to birthday party incident


More than a dozen Anderson County deputies along with Williamston police officers responded to an incident on East Carolina Street in Williamston Saturday night involving 40 to 50 people. According to Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee, a verbal altercation occurred during a birthday party resulting in a divisive situation between two families. Police were called when a fight broke out between a few of the large number of people attending. Due to poor radio reception in the area, Anderson County Deputies were dispatched and State troopers were summoned as backup but were canceled as the situation was brought under control. There were no injuries or arrests associated with the incident, Capt. Marsee said. (Photo by David Rogers)

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Sept. 26 – J.M. Pelfrey responded to 405 Ragsdale Rd. where Teddy Walls reported that theft of his 8X16 dual axle utility trailer, valued at $2500.

Sept. 26 – P.C. Henry was dispatched to 112 Pine Dale Dr. where Matthew Crumley reported the theft of a Gecado .22 caliber pistol, valued at $200.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:

Sept. 20 – Joshua Logan Davis, 26, 108 E. Street, Williamston was arrested for driving under suspension after a black VW was observed on Academy St. with a single tail light. SC B. Hardy investigated.

Sept. 19 – Yoland Doreen Smith, 51, 3 Ellison St,. Williamston was arrested for disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to a civil disturbance. According to reports, she had recently been evicted from the property and was not supposed to be on the grounds. C. Samuel, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Nine arrested in crime spree

Two Williamston men were among nine individuals recently arrested who were involved in a “Crime Ring” which committed offenses in the Belton/Honea Path area during July and August.

According to investigators assigned to the case, the suspects were involved in at least 14 separate criminal incidents and netted over $43,000 in stolen goods. The suspects all knew each other, hung out together, and looked for “targets of opportunity” to support their illegal drug habit, investigators said.

Sheriff’s Office asks help in ID of suspects

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify two subjects captured on video at the S&P Truck and Auto Repair located on Spearman Road in Pelzer.

On July 3, 2014, two unknown subjects, in what is believed to be a Honda CRX, vandalized a pickup truck that was parked in the lot at S&P. Items were taken from both the cab and the bed of the truck. The assailants even took the vehicle’s license plate.

Investigators believe this case may be related to two other thefts at the same location. One, on June 28th, when two large truck radiators were stolen, and the other on August 27th, when rims and tires were removed from a vehicle left on the lot for repairs.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Investigator Kalyna McGee at (864) 222-3946 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


Sept. 13 – A.F. Acevedos responded to 905 Easley Hwy. where Tracy Shaw reported the theft of her mother’s vehicle, no model, make or description given. The loss was estimated at $4000.

Sept. 15 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to 141 Joe Black Rd. where Bailey Laboone reported that someone had broken into a home he has for sale at that location.

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