Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Woman on a Forgery Charge

Sharon Renee Ross

Sharon Renee Ross

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca woman yesterday on Forgery charges after an incident at a local pharmacy.

38 year old Sharon Renee Ross of South Cherry Street was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:39am.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy on Sandifer Boulevard in Seneca regarding a prescription that looked like it might have been faked. The employee also contacted the office that was on the prescription slip. The office told the employee that they had not issued a prescription for the name on the pad.

The deputy made contact with the individual who dropped the prescription off who was still at the drive-thru window. After making contact with the subject, later identified as Ross, the deputy was given a false name and date of birth. The deputy was also told by Ross that she had dropped it off for a family member who lived outside of Oconee County.

As the investigation continued, the deputy saw in plain view Ross’ driver’s license in the passenger front seat of the car she was in. The deputy relayed the information on the license back to dispatch. Soon thereafter, Ross was placed under arrest for providing false information and issued a traffic ticket for that charge.

Ross was also placed on a Temporary Custody Order until a warrant could be obtained on the Forgery charge. According to the warrant, Ross tried to obtain Percocet via the forged writing prescription. Ross also had an outstanding Magistrate’s Bench Warrant as well.

Ross’ total surety bond amount is $25,470. Two holds have been placed on Ross from other agencies.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Seneca Man on Grand Larceny Charges

Andrew Steven Lusk

Andrew Steven Lusk

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man yesterday on charges of Grand Larceny involving a vehicle.

36 year old Andrew Steven Lusk of Meadowood Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:51am by a deputy from the Warrants Division after being picked up at the Anderson County Detention Center.

A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to an address on Crestwood Drive in Salem Monday evening regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim told the deputy that Lusk inquired about doing some work to earn money to be able to go out of town. After taking Lusk to get some parts to work on the victim’s vehicle, the victim later discovered that the vehicle, a 1998 Ford Expedition, was missing and that Lusk did not have permission to use the vehicle.

The vehicle’s information was entered into the National Crime Information Center. Deputies received word the next day that the vehicle and Lusk had been located in Anderson County by State Troopers.

The value of the vehicle, according to warrants obtained by investigators, is around $2,500.

Lusk was released from the Detention Center yesterday on a $10,000 surety bond.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Westminster Man in July 26th Larceny Case

Dewayne Scott Brooks

Dewayne Scott Brooks

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By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man yesterday in Walhalla and has filed charges against him in relation to a July 26th larceny case.

28 year old Dewayne Scott Brooks of Morton Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:55pm after being booked in by a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division.

The Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on the case on Wednesday. According to the release, a deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a complainant on the morning of July 26th regarding a larceny in which a wallet containing a driver’s license and ATM cards was taken from a vehicle earlier that morning in the parking lot of the BI-LO at BI-LO Place in Seneca. Deputies believe that the wallet was taken sometime around 12:47am.

According to surveillance pictures obtained by the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect’s vehicle was a white 4-door sedan. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office.

Surveillance pictures released Wednesday that were taken the morning of the larceny from the Bank of America branch above the BI-LO showed a subject trying to obtain money from the ATM. The Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s help through Crime Stoppers to identify the subject in the pictures that were released.

Investigators were able to determine from information received that Brooks was the subject in the pictures and warrants were obtained yesterday charging Brooks with one count of Breaking into a Motor Vehicle, one count of Petit Larceny, two counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud, one count of Financial Transaction Card Theft, and one count of Criminally Receiving Goods.

As of 10am this morning, Brooks remains in custody at the Detention Center on a combined $27,000 surety bond.

Investigators with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Oconee as well as the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office with their help and assistance in this case.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help Regarding Recent Seneca Area Burglary

Sheriff's Badge

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving an August 3rd burglary that occurred at a Seneca area business.

A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Palmetto Spirits located on the Highway 123 by-pass around 3am on the incident date. The deputy met with the complainant who told the deputy that an alarm call was reported about 15 minutes earlier.

The complainant came to the business and noticed that the front door had been damaged. After clearing the store, it appeared at that time that nothing had been stolen.

The estimated damage to the front door is around $1,200, according to the complainant. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

If you have any information on this August 3rd burglary, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or 864-638-STOP. You don’t have to give your name and if you tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two after Responding to Seneca Wal-Mart Shoplifting Call; Both Charged with Possessing Narcotics

Kristin Hope Carter

Kristin Hope Carter

Lindsay Rebecca Eades

Lindsay Rebecca Eades

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Walhalla women after responding to a shoplifting call at the Wal-Mart in Seneca. Both women were charged with possessing narcotics.

22 year old Lindsay Rebecca Eades of Playground Road and 21 year old Kristin Hope Carter of Snead Road were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:31am and 11:40am respectively.

Two deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to the store on Sandifer Boulevard just before 10am regarding reports of a shoplifting. The subject, Carter, was in the loss prevention office when the deputies arrived. As the investigation commenced, Carter was placed under arrest.

A search of Carter’s purse incident to arrest produced several different types of narcotics, including marijuana, three separate baggies which contained a combined total of around 58 grams of methamphetamine, prescription pills as well as drug paraphernalia.

While that investigation was going on inside the store, outside, the second deputy located Carter’s vehicle in the parking lot of the store, with three individuals, including Eades, inside. Carter gave permission for the deputies to search the vehicle.

Eades then informed the deputies that she had a syringe loaded with methamphetamine inside. Eades was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.

Carter has been charged in warrants with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and in traffic tickets with Shoplifting and Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Woman on Unlawful Neglect of a Child Charges

Stephanie Lament Jones

Stephanie Lament Jones

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca woman yesterday on Unlawful Neglect of a Child charges.

28 year old Stephanie Lament Jones of Gallo Way was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:29am by a deputy from the Warrants Division.

A Narcotics Agent from the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an employee of the Department of Social Services regarding Jones and her son both testing positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine in tests that were administered by DSS.

According to the arrest warrant, Jones tested positive for drugs in a drug test on June 12th while Jones’ two year old son tested positive for drugs on June 19th.

The arrest warrant also states that the incident occurred at a location on Gammell Street on the Utica Mill Hill.

The child was placed in an undisclosed safe environment.

Jones has been released from the Detention Center on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Help Regarding July 26th Larceny Case

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By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a July 26th larceny case and identifying a person in relation to the case.

A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a complainant on the morning of July 26th regarding a larceny in which a wallet containing a driver’s license and ATM cards was taken from a vehicle earlier that morning in the parking lot of the BI-LO at BI-LO Place in Seneca. Deputies believe that the wallet was taken sometime around 12:47am.

According to surveillance pictures obtained by the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect’s vehicle is a white 4-door sedan. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office.

The surveillance pictures released are from the Bank of America branch above the BI-LO, where an attempt was made to obtain money from the ATM.

If you have any information on this larceny or the identity of the individuals in the pictures released, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or 864-638-STOP. You don’t have to give your name and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests West Union Man on Charges of Stealing a Jet Ski

Steven Ray Nabors

Steven Ray Nabors

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Union man on charges of stealing a jet ski.

29 year old Steven Ray Nabors of Chelsea Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:40pm yesterday on arrest warrants for Grand Larceny and Malicious Injury to Personal Property.

A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division received a phone call from a complainant on the morning of July 25th stating that a jet ski has been stolen from an address on Keowee Marina Drive. According to information provided by the complainant, deputies believe that the Jet Ski was stolen sometime between 8:30pm the previous evening and 6:30am on the 25th. Deputies received information on the brand name of the Jet Ski as well its color.

As the investigation began and continued, deputies were able to determine that Nabors had taken the Jet Ski. Deputies then located the Jet Ski at the Chelsea Drive address and turned it over to the victim in the case. According to warrants, Nabors damaged the Jet Ski by spray painting it black, with the damage valued at around $1,000.

The value of the Jet Ski itself was placed at around $5,000, according to warrants.

Nabors remains in custody at the Detention Center on a combined $12,130 surety bond.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Walhalla Couple on Unlawful Neglect of a Child Charges

Stephanie Mize Lee

Stephanie Mize Lee

James Morgan Underwood

James Morgan Underwood

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Walhalla couple yesterday on one charge each of Unlawful Neglect of a Child.

32 year old James Morgan Underwood and 34 year old Stephanie Mize Lee were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:26pm and 12:33pm respectively by a deputy from the Warrants Division. Arrest warrants list an address for both as being Stribling Shoals Road.

On July 9th, an agent from the Narcotics Division met with an employee of the Department of Social Services in reference to both subjects and an infant child that the subjects have in common all testing positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines.

According to the arrest warrants, Underwood and Lee are each accused of smoking methamphetamine at an address on East Fairplay Boulevard in Fair Play while Lee was pregnant with their unborn child.

Underwood and Lee were released from the Detention Center yesterday on $25,000 personal recognizance bonds each.

The infant has been placed in a safe and drug free environment.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Three in Weekend Theft of Camper from Oconee Business

Willie William Ables

Willie William Ables

Charles Leroy Pulliam, Jr.

Charles Leroy Pulliam, Jr.

Sandy Dawn McKinney

Sandy Dawn McKinney

By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer

(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested three subjects this past weekend after a theft of a camper from an Oconee business.

50 year old Charles Leroy Pulliam, Jr. of Thornwood Drive in Williamston, 36 year old Sandy Dawn McKinney and 39 year old Willie William Ables, both of Highway 14 in Simpsonville, were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:50pm, 8:02pm and 11:27pm respectively on Saturday.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched to Parkway Campers on South Highway 11 in reference to reports of someone busting open the gate and stealing a pull behind StarCraft camper. There were also reports of a separate vehicle, a green in color Honda that was also involved in the theft as well. Soon thereafter, dispatch received reports that a truck pulling the camper had broken down and was on the side of the road along a portion of Highway 11.

A deputy got out with the truck in question, a 1996 Ford Ranger, and found it unoccupied, but, the deputy was notified that a white male and a white female had exited the vehicle and ran into the woods nearby. Other deputies, including a K-9 unit, responded to the scene.

Later on, a white male, later identified as Ables, was discovered by deputies at a creek in the area sitting on a log with a pocket book near his right leg. After repeatedly reaching his hands into the pocket book and refusing officer commands, a deputy deployed his TASER and eventually after further commands from officers was ignored by Ables; a stun was delivered from the TASER device to Ables. Ables then complied soon thereafter and he was placed into custody.

As Ables was being walked out of the woods by a deputy, Ables decided to run to attempt to escape but a second deputy stepped in front of him, which allowed a deputy to regain control of Ables. Ables was later transported to the hospital and released.

The female, later identified as McKinney, was discovered by a deputy hiding in the creek and was placed under arrest.

The third subject arrested, Pulliam, was pulled over after officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving on Highway 11 at Creekwood Lane. Pulliam informed the officer that his license was suspended, which was confirmed by the deputy and evidence discovered in the vehicle, after the officer was given consent to search by Pulliam, tied him to Ables and McKinney. The Honda was later towed.

An investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division also responded to the scene to begin work on collecting evidence from the scene at the location on Poplar Springs Road.

The investigator was able to determine that the truck that was used to steal the trailer was stolen out of Greenville County. It was towed from the side of the road at the address on Poplar Springs Road. The tag on the truck, according to investigators, belonged to a Dodge but was on the Ford truck recovered.

The camper, valued at around $11,000, was also recovered and retrieved by the business.

In warrants obtained by deputies, Ables was charged Sunday with one count of Escape, one count of Resisting Arrest, three counts of Malicious Injury to Personal Property for taking a radio out of the Ford Ranger, damage the StarCraft Camper during the course of the theft and for damaging the gate to the business by ramming it with a vehicle. Ables was also charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Goods for possession of the license plate in question, one count of Grand Larceny for taking away the StarCraft Camper and one count of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle regarding the Ford Ranger pickup used in the incident.

McKinney was also charged in warrants issued Sunday with one count of Grand Larceny involving the StarCraft Camper and one count of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle regarding the Ford Ranger.

Pulliam, Jr. was issued a traffic ticket for Driving Under Suspension and a warrant obtained by deputies charges him with Accessory After the Fact of a Felony for using his vehicle as a blocking vehicle allowing Ables and McKinney to escape from Parkway Campers in the stolen vehicle with the stolen camper and for making arrangements later to pick up Ables and McKinney, according to the arrest warrant.