Shea Doonan and Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw
By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–Yesterday, during the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office quarterly Promotions Ceremony, the Sheriff’s Office recognized a citizen who assisted a deputy with a call during the month of March.
During the afternoon hours of March 10th, a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call for service on Queens Park Loop near Seneca in regards to a subject presenting a firearm in the parking lot of the Pier Apartments.
The deputy observed the subject when he arrived on scene holding a firearm in his hand. The deputy told the subject to drop the weapon but the subject fled. The deputy continued to advise the subject to drop the weapon on several occasions. The subject attempted to turn around but then fell and the weapon flew from his hands.
As the deputy placed the subject under arrest and was trying to place handcuffs on the subject, the subject continued to resist. While this was occurring, a local resident by the name of Shea Doonan came to the aid of the deputy. Due to that fact, the deputy was able to secure the subject, later identified as 23 year old Bradley Stephens Krall of Mount Pleasant, SC, who appeared to be unstable.
The firearm, which was fully loaded, was secured and Mr. Doonan assisted the officer until a second deputy arrived on the scene.
“Our vision statement at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is Building Partnerships to Promote a Safer Community,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “There is no greater partnership for law enforcement than the relationship that the Sheriff’s Office has with our citizens and on behalf of the men and women of law enforcement in Oconee County, we are grateful to Shea for assisting our deputy as he (Shea) put himself at risk in detaining this subject who presented a legitimate threat of harm to all those around him.”
Krall was booked into the Detention Center the same day and was charged with Public Disorderly Conduct, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm at a Person and Resisting Arrest. He was released on March 12th. He was given a combined $15,000 surety bond on the Resisting Arrest and the firearms charge and a $262.50 personal recognizance bond on the Public Disorderly Conduct charge.
The following officers were recognized yesterday for their promotions:
Criminal Investigations Division
• Nina McKee promoted from Corporal to Sergeant as an Investigator. Sergeant McKee is a former Uniform Patrol Deputy and School Resource Officer
• Barry Owens promoted from Corporal to Sergeant as an Investigator. Sergeant Owens is a former Uniform Patrol Deputy.
• Deputy Brandon Meadows promoted to Corporal. Corporal Meadows is the Environmental Service Officer and a former full-time Uniform Patrol Deputy.
• Corporal Jonathan Head promoted from Master Patrol Deputy to Corporal on Charlie Shift.
• Uniform Patrol Deputy Clay Sheriff promoted to Master Patrol Deputy on Charlie Shift.