By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Anderson man last Friday on charges of a Violation of a Court Order of Protection.
52 year old Billy Darrel Prescott of M Street was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:58am. Prescott was also charged with Domestic Violence – High and Aggravated over the weekend.
A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to an address on Airport Road on January 20th near Seneca in regards to a domestic disturbance. While the deputy was heading to the incident location, he was informed that an Order of Protection was in place on Prescott for an Order of Protection out of Anderson County.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they were advised by the victim, who is a member of Prescott’s household that Prescott was in a room of the house, upon which Prescott was located and secure without incident.
The Sheriff’s Office also had a separate incident that occurred on January 18th at the same Airport Road residence under investigation that produced the Domestic Violence warrant. During that incident, Prescott is accused of taking the victim’s cell phone to prevent her from calling law enforcement, assaulted her, made threats against her with a weapon and all of this occurring while an order or protection was in place. When deputies arrived on the scene to investigate this incident, Prescott had already left the scene.
The Order of Protection charge states that Prescott made contact with the victim, forced his way into her home and made threats against her.
As of 2pm today, Prescott remains in custody at the Detention Center on a combined $26,087.50 surety bond.