Category Archives: Crime

Shootout leaves one dead – Easley

By Stan Welch

A Powdersville man returned home from a night out last Thursday (July 3) only to encounter an armed intruder in the house. In the ensuing gun fight, the intruder was killed and the resident, who is confined to a wheelchair, was wounded.

Orlandous Brown returned to his residence at 103 Woodhaven Court along with his girlfriend, Latasha Vernon and her daughter. He discovered Darrin Marquez Lowe, BM, 26, 6’, 150 pounds inside. Shots were exchanged and Lowe was killed.

Williamston Police report busy week

Williamston Police Officers had a busy period during the last week of June and heading into the July 4th holiday weekend. Among incidents investigated were vandalism, stolen property and runaways in a possible stolen vehicle. These incidents and more were investigated:

June 24 – Jonathan Andrew Wood, 27, 102 Kilgore Ave, Williamston was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and open container after a Kie Sportage was observed on Anderson Drive with a tag light out. During a search of the vehicle officers found a cellophane baggie. A Smith & Forge Hard Cider can was also found in the car along with a full can of beer under the back seat. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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July 4 – J.P. Lahusky responded to 611 Hall Rd. where Kristina Highsmith reported that someone had driven into her yard and done two doughnuts in the grass. The damage was estimated at $300.

July 4 – S. Dunlap responded to 105 Pine St. to a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, he found Thomas McNeely, WM, 36, 5’7″, 160 pounds yelling and cursing at Ethel McNeely, who reported he had tried to enter her home. He was arrested for public disorderly conduct.

Two arrested in Piedmont gas station robberies

Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people in connection with a string of armed robberies in the Piedmont area early this morning (Tuesday, July 8).

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Tracy Lynn Tate, 40, and Stephen Mark Tate, 53, of Faith Drive, Greenville, are both charged with three counts of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. Stephen Tate also faces an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The husband and wife were taken into custody at the Shell station at the corner of Old Pelzer Road and Bessie Road at 8 a.m.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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June 20 – C.P. Huff responded to 737 Cooper where Frankie Hunt reported that someone had broken into his storage shed at that location and stolen tools, auto parts, and a watercraft. The loss was estimated at $1120.

Seven arrested in prostitution round-up

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson Police Department combined forces in a prostitution round-up Thursday afternoon which resulted in seven arrests. Simultaneous entries were made by officers posing as customers in six businesses throughout the county.

The businesses are: Ivy Spa, 2510 River Road, Piedmont; Bally Spa, 2 Halter Drive, Piedmont; VIP Spa, 3145 Cinema Center Boulevard, Anderson; Spring Spa, 95 Welpine Road, Anderson; Lucky Spa, 121 East-West Parkway, Anderson; and Sun Spa, 3312 North Main Street, Anderson.

Seven arrested in prostitution round-up

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson Police Department combined forces in a prostitution round-up Thursday afternoon which resulted in seven arrests. Simultaneous entries were made by officers posing as customers in six businesses throughout the county. 

The businesses are:  Ivy Spa, 2510 River Road, Piedmont; Bally Spa, 2 Halter Drive, Piedmont; VIP Spa, 3145 Cinema Center Boulevard, Anderson; Spring Spa, 95 Welpine Road, Anderson; Lucky Spa, 121 East-West Parkway, Anderson;  and Sun Spa, 3312 North Main Street, Anderson. 

Sheriff’s Offfice seeks two with outstanding warrants

mugsThe Warrant/Civil Division of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for citizens’ assistance in locating two men with outstanding warrants. They are Tyler Scott Gurley, age 22, and Teddy Joe Cobb, age 41, both of Anderson.

Tyler Gurley’s last known address is 300 Silver Lane Circle in Anderson. He is described as a white male, 6’3″, 160 lbs. Gurley has multiple General Session bench warrants stemming from drug possession, larceny, malicious injury and burglary charges. Warrant Officers have spoken to Gurley’s family but he refuses to turn himself in.

Sign blitz begins this week

On Thursday, June 26, Anderson County Public Works employees will begin an Illegal Sign Blitz throughout t he County. Non-permitted signage will be removed from the right-of-way on county roads. Public Works will suspend operations on Thursday to put as many people as possible on the task. Signs that are removed will be stored at the White Street Convenience Center located at 2151 White Street Extension.

Beware of phone, internet scams

Involving court notices

Over the past couple of weeks, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that there are victims being contacted by telephone and being advised that they have fines for not appearing in court. They are being advised to stay on the phone and to purchase a green dot money card. Once the card is purchased, the individual on the phone asks the victim to supply them with a credit card number.

A similar scam is making the rounds on the internet by email, in which a person is notified that they must appear in court and when contacted, ask for a payment to clear up the matter.

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