Category Archives: Crime

Anderson County Sheriff’’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


June 20 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 226 Sitton Rd. where Peter Stevenson reported that someone had stolen a trailer valued at $2500.

Two charged in REWA carjacking incident

Two people have been charged in connection with the armed carjacking of two REWA employees on May 27. According to reports, while at 130 Lakeside Road, two REWA employees were approached by a man and woman armed with a firearm who then stole the company truck. The thieves fled the area in the stolen REWA truck which was recovered in Adnerson County shortly after the theft.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated thefts, vandalism and drug incidents during the second week of June. Among incidents investigated were the following:

June 9 – Butch Moore, reported vandalism at 2 Hospital St., in Williamston where a glass front door and a window were broken. Damage was estimated at $400. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated an animal cruelty incident and made two arrests for outstanding warrants during what turned out to be a slow week for law enforcement. Among incidents investigated were:

June 4 – Stacy Wayne Lowe, 41, 102 Brookvale Dr., Williamston was issued a summons for ill treatment of animals after officers were dispatched to 103 Lee St. in reference to an animal complaint.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

There was a spate of random, and apparently anonymous shootings in Anderson over the weekend. One victim was a Williamston woman, Tityianna Hill, a black female, aged 19, of Mattison St., who was wounded twice in the left arm as she drove in the vicinity of West Whitner and Appleton Streets. ACSO Deputy S.M. Proner responded to a report of shots fired in the area, and subsequently located Ms. Hill who had headed for the hospital herself, but stopped and called EMS which treated her and transported her to the hospital. (See photo)

Among other incidents investigated were the following:

Missing teen located

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, missing teenager, Kassidy Rae Collins, 15 of Easley, has been located. According to officials, she was taken to the hospital and treated for an assault. The case is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. At present, no charges or arrests have been made.

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Sheriff’s Offices seeks help in ID of AC theft suspects

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the subject(s) responsible for stealing three A/C units from Velocity Sports, located at 100 Powers Boulevard in Piedmont. On two separate occasions, thieves physically removed the units’ internal parts and the wiring. The units were on the ground behind the business. The first unit was taken late Friday night, May 31st or sometime Saturday before 2:30 in the afternoon. The remaining two units were taken Monday evening, June 2nd or early Tuesday morning. The units were valued at $30,000 each. Anyone with information regarding these thefts or the possible identity of the suspect(s) involved is asked to contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).

Three arrested in Piedmont crime spree

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with a recent crime spree in Piedmont. A fourth person involved was shot and killed by a Greenvill County Deputy last week in Piedmont and will not be charged.

Deputies arrested Michael Dewayne Harden, WM, age 20 of Anderson, last Thursday in connection with recent thefts in the River Road area of Anderson County. Harden, along with co-conspirators, Dylan Lamar Tiller, WM, 21, and Jordan Browder, WM, 22, both from Piedmont, are accused of breaking into numerous vehicles along Tall Oaks Circle, Madison Bridge Road, Pleasant Woods Road, Bentwood Drive in Anderson. The thefts occurred from late Saturday, May 31st through Sunday morning, June 1st.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated an aggressive dog, vandalism in the Veterans Park and a vehicle damaged by a pothole in the road. These and other incidents were investigated:

May 24 – Lori Marie Gray, 39, 377 Crawford Rd., Belton was arrested for shoplifting after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main St. in reference to a shoplifting incident. According to reports, Gray had two packs of socks and two packs of underwear valued at $11 in her purse. She was issued a courtesy summons for shoplifting and placed on trespass notice. Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.

Deputy involved in shooting at Piedmont gas station

A Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a shooting at a Piedmont Hwy. gas station Monday morning after a suspect refused to follow commands of deputies, then exited the vehicle approaching deputies and reaching into his waistbans as if he was reaching for a weapon.

The sheriff’s offfice stated the deputy feared for his safety and the safety of other deputies on the scene.

The shooting occurred after deputies responded to an incident Monday morning at 6:25 a.m. at 1625 Piedmont Highway regarding a suspicious vehicle parked next to a gas pump. According to the 911 call, the vehile and the occupants had not moved for approximately two hours.

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