Category Archives: Crime

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

After more than six months of not receiving incident reports from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, The Journal made an official FOI request to the department to make them availalble on a weekly basis. Though we have received no official response from the sheriff’s office, they did make the following incidents available to us this week:
EASLEY
July 22 – A.G. Banister received a telephone complaint from Zack Cely, of 207 Cely Rd. that his 5X10 black utility trailer, valued at $600, had been stolen.
July 29 – D.L. Ross and A.J. Frederick responded to 115 Ballentine Rd. where Gordon McDonald Jr. reported the theft of his Cub Cadet wood splitter.
July 31 – C.A. Rager was dispatched to 503 Hamlin Rd. where Robert McCollum reported the theft of his 2000 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys in the floorboard.
PELZER
July 20 – S.M. Earwood responded to a burglary report at 12 Drake St., Lot 11. Summer Lee reported that she returned home from taking her grandmother, whose home it is, to the hospital and they found the house broken into and ransacked. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
July 21 – A.N. Brown was dispatched to 7014 Hwy. 29 N where James Cogdill reported the theft of his 4X8 black utility trailer.
July 23 – M.H. Richardson responded to A burglary report at 360 Capell Dr. Titus Schuch reported that he received a call while at a friend’s house stating that his home was possibly being burglarized. He returned home immediately to find several firearms and other items missing.
July 24 – A.N. Killingsworth was dispatched to 15 Front St. in response to a burglary report. Heather Jeckel reported that upon arriving at her mother’s house, she found the back door broken open and two large screen televisions and various tools missing. The loss was estimated at $990.
July 26 – R.B. Ables responded to a burglary report at 31 Square St., where Kelly Giddens reported that someone had entered her grandmother’s vacant home and stolen a Toshiba television, valued at $100.
PIEDMONT
July 20 – A.J. Frederick and J.D. Stewart were dispatched to 208 Picketts Mill Rd. in response to a vandalism report. Kris Duncan, a supervisor for Ryan Homes, reported that someone had shot several BBs through the front window of a building under construction at that location. He reported the same occurrence at 211 Picketts Mill Road as well.
July 21 – A.N. Brown responded to 427 McNeely Rd. in response to the theft of a toolbox from the site, at a loss of several thousand dollars.
July 21 – D.P. Stipe was on patrol near Hwy. 86 when he observed a white Lincoln Town Car. He fell in behind it and checked the tag number. The car came back as stolen from Oconee county. When he attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle fled into Greenville county with Stipe in pursuit. The pursuit reached speeds of 95 mph and eventually re-entered Anderson county. The chase finally terminated on Murphy Rd. when the suspect vehicle ran out of gas. The driver, James Nabors, Jr., WM, 6’2″, 305 pounds, red/green, of 3 River St. in Pelzer was placed under arrest for failure to stop for blue lights, and possession of a stolen automobile.
July 28 – C.H. McCarley responded to a burglary complaint at Tony’s Carwash at 3017 Hwy. 153. Jonathan Turner reported that someone had broken in and stolen a flat screen television and some coins.
July 29 – A. H. Mills received a telephone report from Curt Lollis, of 410 Bonanza Circle that someone had stolen several Husqvarna and Ryobi power tools from him. The loss was estimated at $1250.

WILLIAMSTON
July 24 – M.L. Galli received a telephone report of a stolen trailer from 120 Jericho Circle. The loss was estimated at $1000
July 31 – Lt. J. Bowland responded to TNT Car Concepts at 6917 Midway Rd. where Terrence Brown reported the theft of a set of rims and tires from a Corvette in the fenced yard. The loss was estimated at $1000.

Sheriff’s office makes
incident reports availableAfter FOI request

County residents face federal gun, drug charges

Anderson Group Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug ChargesShemika Alfrida Parson Williams, age 35, Kevin Lynn Hargraves, age 32, and Johnny Lee Smith, age 26, all of Anderson, South Carolina, were charged in a four-count indictment with possession of firearms by prohibited persons, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1); conspiracy possession with the intent to distribute

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.”

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:
EASLEY
Feb. 10 – R.T. Duncan responded to the WalMart store at 11410 Anderson Rd., where he apprehended Vinson Jordan, WM, 44, 6’1″, 156 pounds, black/brn, of Easley. Jordan had two Batman watches concealed on his person, and he was issued a citation for shoplifting.
Feb. 12 – R.T. Duncan responded to 111 Smith Farm Way in reference to a stolen vehicle. Ciji Mickens reported the theft of a rented Cadillac XTS, which she had left unlocked with the keys in it overnight. The vehicle was equipped with the OnStar service, which was contacted and began tracking the vehicle. Duncan relocated to the area where the vehicle was being tracked, along River Road. At that same general time, Deputy M.T. Szymanki, who was just off duty and headed home, heard the radio traffic and responded to the Percival Rd. location provided by OnStar.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Andeson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the follwoing incidents:
PELZER
Feb. 4 – K.P. McAlister responded to the Pelzer Food Mart at 7001 Hwy. 29 N where the clerk, Karen Morales, reported that a white male, 30-39 years old, 5’6″, 180 pounds, name withheld by the ACSO, had entered the store and said he was going to destroy it so that his girlfriend, who works there, would get fired. He then proceeded to smash a glass display and fled the store. Nitinkumar Patel,the store owner, pressed charges for the damage, which was estimated at $500. The suspect could not be located, and the case was presented to a magistrate for a warrant.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incident:
UPDATE – A wanted suspect ,James Thaddeus Robinson, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, January 24.  He was seen about 3:50am that morning in a red Ford Fusion on E. River Street in Anderson.  The vehicle displayed an improper tag.  Deputies attempted a traffic stop but Robinson fled the scene.  The pursuit ended about 30 minutes later on Trail Road at Wilson Road outside of Belton, after the suspect’s vehicle struck a curb causing a tire to flatten.  Robinson was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center just after 5:00am and served with two outstanding warrants for Grand Larceny.  Charges are also pending for failure to stop and possession of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle Robinson was driving at the time of the pursuit was reported as stolen from Greer, SC.   

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

A wanted suspect, James Thaddeus Robinson, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, January 24.  He was seen about 3:50am that morning in a red Ford Fusion on E. River Street in Anderson.  The vehicle displayed an improper tag.  Deputies attempted a traffic stop but Robinson fled the scene.  The pursuit ended about 30 minutes later on Trail Road at Wilson Road outside of Belton, after the suspect’s vehicle struck a curb causing a tire to flatten.  Robinson was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center just after 5:00am and served with two outstanding warrants for Grand Larceny.  Charges are also pending for failure to stop and possession of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle Robinson was driving at the time of the pursuit was reported as stolen from Greer.

EASLEY

Jan. 20 – P.D. Marter met with Kim Sullivan at her home at 2523 River Road where she reported that both her vehicles had been entered and ransacked. Two debit cards and a variety of CDs was taken. The loss was estimated at $150.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies continued what has become routine reporting of incidents being investigated. The Sheriff;s officer reported only seven incidents in the Journal readership area this week. Among incident reports made available were the following:

EASLEY

Jan. 17 – R.G. Alexander received a telephone complaint from Alan Hardin, of Hardin Contractors, that someone had stolen sixty sheets of plywood from a job site at 416 St. Paul Rd. The loss was estimated at $800.

Fomer Greenville postmaster pleads guilty

To conspiracy to commit wire fraud

A formerly Greenville County Postmaster and a co-conspirator in a publishing investment fraud scheme recently pled guilty in federal court in Greenville. United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Patricia G. Sullivan, 66, and Sharon D. Johnson, 50, both of Columbia, pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

Jan. 9 – J.T. Bowers responded to 100 Nellstone Court, where Keith Wilson reported that someone had entered his pickup truck and stolen a Glock 19 and a Stihl chainsaw. The loss was set at $1000.

PELZER

Jan. 6 – J.T. Smith responded to the 7-11 Convenience Store at the corner of Midway Road and Hwy. 8, where Evan Cabaniss reported that he had left his 2005 GMC Yukon at the pumps, filling up while he went inside to purchase some food. He looked out the window and saw a white male get in his vehicle and drive off. He gave chase and saw the vehicle turn left onto Midway Road. Store video confirmed his story. The loss was estimated at $10,000.

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