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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:


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.

McBride to bring changes to Sheriff’s Office

By Stan Welch

Newly installed Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride, speaking to The Courier in an impromptu interview outside County Council chambers Tuesday night, made it clear that his department’s attitude and emphasis will be different from that of the outgoing administration.

Perhaps the greatest difference will be the greater involvement of the deputies on patrol as investigators, and not just report takers.

“We need to get our deputies back to being law enforcement officers and investigators. The idea of just taking reports and stacking up paper somewhere is no longer happening. Unless a major crime is involved, like homicide or sexual assault or serious physical assault, I don’t see the point in tying up special investigators,” said McBride.

Two area 7-Elevens robbed

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman with a “No Regrets” tattoo on her neck who was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Powdersville early Tuesday morning. According to reports the woman entered the store around 4 a.m., told the clerk she had a gun in her jacket pocket and demanded money.

The woman left in a white Jeep with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store is located on Hwy. 153. No weapon was seen and no shots were fired. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Andeson County Crimestopers at 888-274-6372.

rsz_rfi_armed_robber_7-11Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a similar incident that also happened August 2, around 1:00 am. According to reports, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun.

Three suspects identified in Powdersville porch shooting

Following an extensive investigation into last month’s shooting incident on Sterling Bridge Road in the Powdersville area, investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office have signed warrants on three suspects.

On March 28, 2016, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Sterling Bridge Road in reference to an unconscious subject. The homeowner, Steven Cameron, was found deceased on the front porch of the home. Investigators determined that his death was the result of a shooting incident which occurred around 11 p.m. the previous evening.

As a result of the investigation, three subjects were identified as being involved in the incident.

Powdersville death ruled homicide

The death of a Powdersville man Tuesday had been ruled a homicide according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore. Steven Cameron, 35 was found dead on the front porch of his Sterling Bridge Road home Tuesday afternoon. Shore said two gunshot wounds to the chest indicated a homicide. According to reports, neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 11 p.m. Monday. The case is under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Piedmont man caught in act of auto break-in

At Walmart Powdersville

By Stan Welch

A Piedmont area resident was caught in the act of breaking into a car Sunday evening at the Powdersville WalMart. Jeffrey Shane McClain, 32,WM, 5’10″, 160 pounds, of Iler Road was burglarizing a vehicle when its owners returned from the store and discovered him in their vehicle, and raised the alarm.

Anderson County deputies, who were on scene in response to a shoplifting call, responded, and after a brief foot pursuit, took McClain into custody and transported him to the Anderson County Detention Center. He was subsequently served with warrants for two other crimes in the Piedmont area. One was for breaking and entering into a home located at 311 Ross Street, on January 9. He returned to that location on January 21, and again broke into the house. This time, he stole a firearm. He admitted to both actions in a recorded statement to police.

Driver leaves scene – Hwy. 8

An Anderson County Deputy along with an Easley police officer and Three and Twenty firefighter look over the scene of an accident on Highway 8 near St. Paul Road on Saturday night. A Ford Mustang wrecked and the driver left on foot. The Mustang was wanted by Easley police. (Photo by DAvid Rogers)

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Sept. 18 – M.T. Grant followed two suspects on a mini crime spree, as they escalated from shoplifting to burglary. Deputy Grant first responded to the WalMart at 11410 Anderson Hwy., where Ansley Huffman reported that a white male in a black hat and vest had left the store with a printer valued at $150. When Huffman followed him, a white female in a silver Nissan Xterra pulled up and they both fled. A little more than an hour later, Deputy Grant was dispatched to Nightmare Dungeon Haunted House at 645 Old Anderson Rd., where Scott Sexton, the owner, reported that someone had broken into the haunted house attraction and stolen two laser lights, valued at $13,600 and a BOSE radio valued at $500.

Investigate shooting – Saluda Drive

Anderson County Deputies work at the scene of a shooting Friday evening in Piedmont. According to reports, a 46-year-old man was shot at 205 Saluda Drive in Piedmont after becoming involved in a domestic dispute between the shooting suspect and the suspect’s girlfriend. The shooting victim was transported by Pelzer EMS to Greenville Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  Piedmont firefighters/first responders assisted EMS with patient care. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver injured when car leave road, goes through three yards

An Anderson county deputy listens as a man describes how a accident happened Saturday morning on Highway 81 in Powdersville. The car ran off the road and through three yards before striking a mobile home and continuing more than a hundred yards into a wooded area. The driver (laying on the ground after the acciden) was taken by Pelzer EMS to Greenville Memorial Hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

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