Category Archives: Crime

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.

Missing teen located

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has located missing teenager Taylor Bowman. According to reports at approximately 8:30 pm Wednesday evening, the GCSO was notified by the Seneca Police Department that they had located Bowman in their jurisdiction. She appeared to be in good condition and was not being held against her will. A GCSO spokesperson said once investigators gather additional information they will hopefully be able to determine how the incident transpired. No further details are being released at this time.

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