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McBride outlines plan to improve law enforcement

At White Plains Crime Watch
By Stan Welch – Sheriff Chad McBride met with several dozen citizens and members of the White Plains Crime Watch last Thursday and outlined his plan to improve law enforcement, not only in that area, but across the county.
Much of the discussion focused on the issue of the overcrowded jail, and McBride’s proposal to address the problem. The sheriff explained that the county was first informed that the state and federal authorities were concerned with the problem back in 2006. “Fortunately, or unfortunately, as the national economy got worse, the pressure on Anderson County to address the problem lessened somewhat. But now, the South Carolina Department of Corrections is on our backs about it once again. So are the feds.”

Minor injuries – Mayfield Road

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident on Mayfield Road on Sunday night. The sport utility vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree. Three and Twenty firefighters assisted Pelzer EMS at the scene. (Photo by David Rogers)

One injured – Firetower Road

A Piercetown firefighter works at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon. One person suffered minor injuries after the car they were driving ran off Firetower Road and overturned before striking an embankment. (Photo by David Rogers)


Bike fatality -Three & Twenty

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies search for a missing Pendleton man who apparently wrecked his bicycle Thursday afternoon. The man had called and told someone he had ran off the roadway near a creek. Multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies searched for the man. He was finally located deceased off Sargent Road in Piercetown early Friday morning. (Photo by David Rogers)

Highway Patrol chase ends in Piercetown

A two county chase ended just off Highway 81 early Thursday morning in Piercetown. South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers said three people were arrested after leading them on a chase through Pickens County and into Anderson County. Troopers said they attempted to stop a Dodge sedan on Highway 93 around 1 a.m. on suspicion of DUI. The driver didn’t stop and led the pursuing trooper on a chase, which ended when the Dodge ran off the road into a ditch along Martin Road near Ryobi Road.

According to reports, three people were in the car, along with drugs and a gun. No one was hurt. The driver, Richard Edgar Thompson, 28, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights, possession of meth with intent to distribute, simple possession of marijuana, and illegal possession of a firearm.

Two passengers, Misty Cole, 25, and Wade Watkins, 37, were also arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana, troopers said. All three suspects were booked into the Pickens County Detention Center. (Photo by David Rogers)

Help identify robbery suspect

Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public’s assistance to identify a white male responsible for the armed robbery of the Dollar General store in the Three & Twenty community. According to reports, on Friday, July 29, at approximately 9:50 p.m., a lone white male entered the Dollar General at 3309 Pelzer Highway, Easley, brandished a silver handgun and demanded the clerk give him the money from the register.

Driver transported – Three Bridges Road

Three and Twenty firefighters await state troopers and direct traffic around the scene of a single vehicle accident on Monday evening (june 27) . A sport utility vehicle ran off the road, went through a fence, struck a tree and overturned on Three Bridges Road near Mt. Pisgah Road. The driver was transported to an area hospital by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Three injured – Hwy. 8

Pelzer EMS along with Medshore Ambulance Service personnel work at the scene of a Saturday morning wreck. A car and truck collided at the intersection of Highway 8 and Robinwood Circle. Two occupants of the truck and a passenger in the car were taken to the hospital. West Pelzer firefighters assisted with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Crowd turns out to sheriff candidate forum

Approximately a hundred citizens and law enforcement officers gathered at the White Plains Community Building Thursday night to watch and listen as Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper made his case for reelection, while two challengers made their case for a change in leadership. The debate was organized and sponsored by the White Plains Crime Watch group.

Since there is no Democratic opposition in the general election, the Republican primary will determine who the next sheriff will be.

Five injured I85

Hopewell firefighters and Medshore Ambulance Service personnel work at the scene of an accident on Friday night. Two vehicles collided on I-85 south of Highway 81 causing both vehicles to overturn. Five people were taken to an area hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening. (Photo by David Rogers)

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