(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed additional charges today against a Salem man wanted in an early Tuesday morning shooting in Salem who was arrested last night as part of a traffic stop.
The Sheriff’s Office also filed charges against two Salem women and a Walhalla man as a result of the traffic stop.
31 year old Justin David Crenshaw of Jess Crenshaw Road was issued a traffic ticket on charges of Failure to stop for a Blue Light. Crenshaw, at the time of his arrest, also had outstanding arrest warrants on charges of Attempted Murder, First Degree Burglary and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime in regards to the shooting incident on Clearcut Road. Crenshaw was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:28pm.
38 year old Jason Scott Alexander of Jess Crenshaw Drive was booked into the Detention Center around 12:20pm yesterday after being arrested on charges of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature and First Degree Burglary in relation to the shooting.
Charged as a result of the traffic stop were 17 year old Kaitlin Ashley Galloway of Stamp Creek Road and 19 year old Kristen Nicole Carter of Jess Crenshaw Road as well as 25 year old Travis Trent Lollis of Jonathan Drive.
Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division and the P.A.C.E. team were at a location on Whitewater Falls Road acting on a tip that a black Cadillac that the suspects left in from the Clearcut Road incident location was in the area and possibly occupied, however, the vehicle was unoccupied.
While preparing to leave the scene, deputies observed a silver in color Hyundai traveling at a high rate of speed as it turned from a gravel driveway onto Whitewater Falls Road. The vehicle, which was occupied multiple times, eventually made its way onto Highway 11.
Deputies then received word that Crenshaw was in the Hyundai, upon which time deputies initiated a traffic stop but the vehicle did not pull over. It eventually pulled into a business on Highway 11 and Crenshaw, the driver, was eventually placed into custody.
For officer safety reasons due to the possibility of firearms being in the vehicle or on the persons of individuals in the vehicle, deputies completed a safety sweep of all people and the vehicle out of an abundance of caution. An inventory of the vehicle was conducted before the vehicle was towed, whereupon a large quantity of methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.
All four occupants of the vehicle, Crenshaw, Lollis, Carter and Galloway, all denied being in possession of the narcotics and as a result, Lollis, Carter and Galloway have been charged today with one count each of Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1st offense while Crenshaw has been charged with one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine – 2nd offense.