Category Archives: Crime

Williamston man arrested in Oconee County camper theft

A Williamston man was among three subjects arrested this past weekend by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the theft of a camper from an Oconee business. Charles Leroy Pulliam, Jr., 56, of Thornwood Drive, Williamston, Sandy Dawn McKinney, 36, and 39 year old Willie William Ables, 39, both of Highway 14 in Simpsonville, were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:50pm, 8:02pm and 11:27pm respectively on Saturday.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office , a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched to Parkway Campers on South Highway 11 in reference to reports of someone busting open the gate and stealing a pull behind StarCraft camper. There were also reports of a separate vehicle, a green in color Honda that was also involved in the theft as well. Soon thereafter, dispatch received reports that a truck pulling the camper had broken down and was on the side of the road along a portion of Highway 11.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers made several drug related arrests in addition to investigating suspicious persons and flim flam incident.

July 27 – Two people were arrested for drug charges after a suspicious blue vehicle was observed in the parking lot of Autech at 400 Palmetto Rd., Williamston. Hector Luis Montes was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant in Oconee County. Upon investigation a red glass pipe and a lighter were found in his pocket. Also found in a Hello Kitty wallet in Shockley’s purse was a set of digital scales, two empty red baggies containing trace amounts of unknown substance, one baggie with a white brownish substance, one Batman decal and one neon yellow razor and white plastic straw.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


July 24 – K. Evatt and Z.W. Crane responded to the WalMart at 14410 Anderson Rd. where they questioned Jennifer Hernandez, WF, 35, 5’4″, 180 pounds about charges of shoplifting brought by the store. She was not arrested because she had no one to take charge of her one year old child, but she was given a court date and placed on trespass notice.

Greenville County investigating armed robbery of pizza driver

Greenville County Deputies are investigating an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver Wednesday. According to reports, at approximately 9:45 pm deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office were searching for several subjects that were suspected of committing the armed robbery earlier in the day.

Deputies located a vehicle occupied by several individuals near the intersection of Staunton Bridge Rd and Lakeside Rd. that they believed to be involved in the earlier incident. As deputies approached the car, the driver put the car in motion and struck two patrol cars, still occupied by the deputies.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 16 – Dorothy Hickman, 83, 238 Belton Dr. reported receiving several harassing phone calls which officers determined are from Michael with GE home security. C. Samuel investigated.

July 15 – David Rogers, Maintenance Supervisor for the Town of Williamston reported a water cut off valve at 416 Belton Hwy. was broken causing $500 in damage. Jackie R. Black, the maintenance supervisor for the property, admitted he had attempted to cut off the water in order to make repairs to a water problem on the property not knowing it was a violation of town ordinance. Black was ticketed for the offense and issued a court date. R. Drenon investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Andeson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


July 17 – R.A. Sparkman received a telephone report from Peggy Galloway, of 619 Old Williamston Rd. that someone had stolen her riding lawn mower valued at $1600.

July 17 – A.F. Acevedos responded to the QT convenience store at 3450 Hwy. 153, where he took Randy Manley, WM, 28, 5’9″, 180 pounds, into custody for shoplifting as well as for an active arrest warrant for another incident of shoplifting. He was transported to ACDC.

Sheriff’s Office looking for one of 10 most wanted

Keller, Michael AndrewresAnderson County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for Michael Andrew Keller age 26 of Anderson, who is considered one of the agency’s Top 10 Most Wanted Criminals. Keller is wanted for disseminating obscene material to a minor, based on a 2014 incident and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, based on a 2015 incident. There is also an outstanding family court bench warrant for his arrest.

Pelzer man wanted in Michigan taken into custody


rsz_campbell_brandon_dale_photoThe Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pelzer man Saturday on an outstanding felony warrant from Michigan. Brandon Dale Campbell, age 35 of Pelzer has been taken into custody by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

An email from Michigan authorities sent to Sheriff John Skipper early Saturday morning indicated that Campbell was wanted by Ottawa County, Michigan and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office had authorized a nationwide extradition…meaning the agency would extradite Campbell from wherever he was located in the United States.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents during the first week of July:


July 3 – J.K. Vickery was on patrol when he passed by a suspicious vehicle. He pursued it and saw a temporary tag, badly smeared. He When he turned on his blue lights, the car fled. Deputy C.L. Wilkinson joined the pursuit which eventually resulted in a crash of the suspect into another car as well as a utility pole. The suspect vehicle ended up overturned. The suspect, Justin Phillips, WM, 30, 5’7″, 150 pounds, bald/blue suffered minor injuries., and was transported to the Greenville Hospital. Phillips was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, twenty printed sheets of counterfeit ten dollar bills, drug paraphernalia and various amounts of a white powder. He was arrested on several charges.

Piedmont man arrested for solicitation of a minor

Danny Wayne LongresSouth Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Danny Wayne Long of Piedmont, for two charges in connection with the criminal solicitation of a minor. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest.


Mail box theft ring pleads guilty

A long-term investigation into the theft of mail in and around Anderson County resulted in multiple arrests in April. The defendents pled guilty recently in federal court in Anderson, to conspiracy to steal United States mail, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

United States District Timothy M. Cain, of Anderson accepted the pleas and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Among those pleading guilty were:

Yeargin sentenced to house arrest

The Piedmont man charged with fatally injuring a man who was walking along SC Hwy. 86 last October has been sentenced to house arrest. Varick Scott Kimbrell, 43, was walking near the Piedmont Plaza shopping center on Hwy. 86 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jason Yeargin, who then drove away.

Boat driver sentenced to one year

The Easley woman who was driving a boat that capsized on Lake Hartwell last August, resulting in the death of two children, was sentenced to one year behind bars and five years probation this week. Dawn Thompson, 53, was driving a 19 foot deck boat with seven adults and five children onboard, which capsized as it approached a dock after a day on the lake.

Pleads guilty to running car off Palmetto Road

The Piedmont man who ran his ex-girlfriend and her friend off Palmetto Road in January plead guilty this week to two counts of assault and battery in the first degeree. Jason Reid was sentenced to ten years in jail. He will serve three years with five years probation. Mitchell Carroll and Kristin Queen were in a Honda Accord which was hit from behind by Reid’s vehicle on Lebby Street in Pelzer. The Honda turned onto Palmetto where it was forced off the road and into a tree.

Williamston Police busy during holiday period

Williamston Officers were busy during days prior to and following the July 4th holiday period. Among incidents investigated were:

July 2 – Geraldine Anderson, 50, 309 E. Carolina St. #A, Williamston was arrested for assault and battery 3rd after officers were dispatched to the location in reference to an assault. According to reports, Kelley Shell, 61, 11 Locust St., Greenville reported being cut by Anderson on his left ear and forearm. Reports indicate the cuts appeared to be scratches. J. T. Hunt investigated.

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