Clarence Curtis Hendrix, Jr.
Undre Bias Randolph
Vontria Beatrice Walker
By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals, two males and one female, after responding to reports of a fight and shots fired in an area near Seneca.
25 year old Clarence Curtis Hendrix, Jr., 27 year old Vontria Beatrice Walker and 29 year old Undre Bias Randolph were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center early yesterday evening on Temporary Custody Orders. Hendrix, Jr. was booked in around 6:56pm, while Randolph and Walker were booked in around 7:22pm and 7:45pm respectively. According to warrants, Randolph and Walker reside at one address on David Mill Park Road while Hendrix, Jr. resides at a separate address on Davis Mill Park Road nearby.
E-911/Communications received a call for service around 2:32pm yesterday from an individual who reported subjects fighting and a shot being fired at 105 Davis Mill Park Road which is near Davis Mill Road. Deputies were dispatched to the scene and while en route, dispatchers were also informed by the caller of additional shots being fired. The caller was concerned as there were children reportedly in the area.
Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigation Division and the P.A.C.E. team responded to the scene. Those officers had received a description of two individuals who were seen in the yard of the residence at that location based on information dispatch received from the caller. When deputies arrived, they made contact with Hendrix, Jr. and Randolph outside of the residence. Walker arrived on the scene shortly after deputies made initial contact with the two males.
For officer safety, deputies detained all three subjects. However, additional units from the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Seneca Police Department and the Highway Patrol were requested as the subjects failed to follow officer commands. Eventually, the units from the Seneca Police Department and the Highway Patrol were cancelled by the Sheriff’s Office.
As the investigation continued, deputies learned that there was no fight and that the subjects told them they were playing with fireworks. However, deputies did discover bullet casings in the yard of the residence and according to deputies; no fireworks were located at the residence. Deputies also discovered no injuries and that no one had been shot.
Also for officer safety, deputies conducted a safety sweep of the residence. Due to evidence found on the scene in plain sight, Narcotics Agents obtained and executed a search warrant. Upon its execution, deputies discovered multiple firearm inside as well as narcotics and cash also inside.
Two small children were also discovered at the residence and the Department of Social Services was contacted in reference to the children. The children were placed in a safe environment.
In warrants that were obtained today, Hendrix, Jr. was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a person convicted of a Violent Felony due to a firearm being located in his proximity in the yard. Walker and Randolph were also charged with one count each of Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.