Crime in Union County


The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests this past week.

— Jotti Allen Gossett, 18, 695 Howard St., Spartanburg, charged Monday with grand larceny.

— A 16-year-old juvenile charged Monday with driver’s license violation, reckless driving, and failure to stop for a blue light.

— Antoine Davis Lamarcus, 32, 610 Eisontown Road, Jonesville, charged Monday with driving under suspension.

— Jamie Tyrone Brannon, 39, 111 Woodlawn Avenue, Union, charged Monday with trespassing after notice.

— Dennis Ray Bevis II, 19, 906 Flat Drive, Buffalo, charged Nov. 22 with shoplifting.

— Shareika Monique Land, 24, 518 Hart Street, Buffalo, charged Sunday with operating an uninsured vehicle, improper vehicle license, failure to register vehicle, failure to surrender suspended driver’s license, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of marijuana.

— Kelly Marie Parker, 54, 453 Police Club Road, Union, charged Nov. 24 with driving under suspension and petit larceny.

— April Renee Erwin, 30, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Union, charged Sunday with exploitation of a vulnerable of adult.

— Briana Jade Barnett, 18, 1026 Old Pump Station Road, Union, charged Nov. 26 with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Austin Tucker Vaughan, 18, 217 Wilbur Street, Union, charged Nov. 26 with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Melissa Nicole Poole, 35, 122 Lovelace Circle, Union, charged Nov. 25 with driving under suspension and no proof of insurance.

— Garrett Shermaine Jennings, 33, 3550 Janie Goree Boulevard, Carlisle, charged Nov. 24 with shoplifting.

— David Christian Lawson, 18, 120 Pinewood Acres Road, Union, charged Nov. 23 with violation of restraining order.

— Joseph Christopher Sanders, 38 115 Malone Avenue, Union, charged Nov. 16 with trespassing and shoplifting.

— Richard Lee Gilliam, 46, 453 Police Club Road, Union, charged Nov. 24 with petit larceny, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

— Kenyong Ronterreal Jeter, 37, 105 Pinetree Lane, Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

— Benjamin Starlin McClurkin, 46, 237 Blue Ridge Road, Union, charged Thursday with trespassing after notice.

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following incidents this past week.

Theft

— On Monday, an officer was dispatched to Rice Avenue Extension for a car break-in. Once on the scene the officer spoke with the victim who said he car was parked 12:30 a.m. in the parking lot. The victim said that when she came out that morning she noticed someone had gone in her car. She said she didn’t see anyone in or around her car. The victim said the only thing missing was $40 she had in the car.

— Also on Monday, an officer was dispatched to Lakeside Drive for a report of a larceny from a vehicle. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the victim who said he parked his car in the parking space in front of his apartment on Sunday. The victim said that when he went to get in his car that morning he noticed someone had been inside it. He said he was missing his black wallet which had $20 in it along with his debit card, credit card, and insurance card.

The report states there was no signs of forced entry and the victim said he might have forgot to lock the car doors.

— An officer was also dispatched Monday to a residence on South Boyce Street in response to a larceny. When he reached the scene the officer spoke with the victim who said her car had been broken into during the night. The victim said she got home at 9:40 p.m. and when she work up at 7:15 a.m. she discovered the theft had occurred. She said she left the door unlocked so there was no damage to the vehicle but her pocketbook missing.

The pocketbook is small and light blue and had a zebra print wallet in it. The victim said there were two Founders debit cards, a USAA debit card, and she and her husband’s Social Security cards and birth certificates inside the pocketbook.

The report states the officer advised the victim to call and have her debit cards frozen immediately. The case was forwarded to investigations.

— On Nov. 25, an officer was dispatched to Porter Street in reference to the larceny of a key. The victim told the officer that a friend had driven her car to that location and walked into an apartment. She said that her friend was in the apartment for less than a minute and when he came back out someone had taken the key out of the switch.

The officer then questioned the friend who said that when he’d arrived at the apartment he’d left the key in the ignition while he ran in to the apartment and that when he came back out it was missing. He said he did not see anyone outside or near the car when he arrived and when he came back out of the building.

The report states that the key is valued at $200. The case was turned over to investigations.

— On Thursday, an officer was dispatched to Farmers Furniture on the North Duncan Bypass in reference to the larceny of a battery. The victim told the officer that someone had stole the battery off his box truck.

The report states the officer noticed the top of the battery box had been cut off, the wires for the battery had been cut off, and no battery was inside the box.

The victim said he’d last used the truck the week of Nov. 21-Nov.25. He said he had been using another truck since then and had not needed the box truck.

The officer then took photos of the box truck and told the victim that a report would be done and sent to investigations.

The battery is valued at $120.

Fraud

— On Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the Li’L Cricket on Lakeside Drive in reference to counterfeit money. The complainant told the officer that on Wednesday someone came into the store twice and passed fake $100 bills.

The report states the officer looked at the bills and saw where both of them had the words “Motion Picture Use Only” printed on both the front and back. The officer also reviewed the surveillance and observed a black male come into the store, select some beer, and then go to the counter. The male also asked the clerk for some tobacco products and the total came to $15.88. The male then handed the clerk a fake $100 bill. The clerk put it in the cash register and gave the male $84.12 in change.

The report states the same black male came back in a little while later and got another case of beer and some lottery tickets. The total that time came to $42.47 and the black male again handed the clerk a fake $100 bill and was given $57.53 in change.

The officer collected the two fake bills as evidence and turned the matter over to investigations.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests this past week.

— Angela Lachelle Vaughan, 42, 308 Hicks Street, Union, charged Nov. 24 with breach of peace, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia; charged Nov. 26 with simple possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

— Christopher O’Daniel McClurkin, 37, 299 Hunter Road, Whitmire, charged Nov. 24 with no SC driver’s license and driving under the influence.

— Lavaris Malik Davis, 20, 456 Joe Walker Road, Union, charged Nov. 26 with assault and battery third-degree and resisting arrest.

— Nicholas Jordan Rash, 24, 1353 Monarch Highway, Union, charged Monday with petit larceny.

— Neil Corey Trammell, 28, 272 Old Buncombe Road, Union, charged Monday with trespassing, petit larceny, malicious injury to property, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

— Monterius Quantray Dawkins, 25, 131 Sparkstown Road, Enoree, charged Tuesday with failure to stop for a blue light, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Rock David Youngblood, 42, 153 Oakland Road, Union, charged Tuesday with altering or tampering with a meter.

— Shanna Leigh Bailey, 37, 169 Magner Drive, Union, charged Wednesday with hindering an investigation.

— David Matthew Arnold, 36, 225 Deep Water Road, Union, charged Wednesday with assault and battery first-degree.

— David Malik Stevens, 18, 1355 Monarch Highway, Union, charged Thursday with being a fugitive from justice.

— Vickie Darlene Polk, 55, 103 Barron Street, Union, charged Thursday with possession of marijuana.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents this past week.

Burglary

— On Nov. 22, a deputy was dispatched to Belvue Drive in the Union area in reference to a break-in. The victim told the deputy that sometime between 11:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Sept. 21 someone came into his residence and turned on all of the lights while he was gone. He said that when he returned home he noticed a beige in color vehicle leaving his residence, but did not know who the vehicle belongs to.

The report states that the there were no signs of forced entry and the victim said that nothing had been taken from his residence. It further states the deputy issued a victim’s form to the victim.

— On Nov. 25, deputies responded to a call from a residence on South 1st Street in the Lockhart area in reference to a larceny. The victim said that she and family friends went to Walmart around 5:30 p.m. to do some shopping and returned home around 8:30 p.m. She said when she got home she found her front door and screen door were wide open. She said the only thing she noticed missing was a Dell laptop valued at $850.

— On Nov. 24, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Railroad Street in the Union area in reference to a break-in. The victim told the deputy that someone had kicked in his back door. The deputy then observed and photographed the damaged door from the inside and outside.

The report states that the chain lock was still attached to the rear door and a pile of dirty clothes were still against the door. It also states that at the time it was filed the deputy was unsure if anything was actually missing from the residence though the victim’s girlfriend said she might be missing some items from her pocketbook.

— On Nov. 30, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Gilmore Road in the Union in reference to a possible burglary. The victim said he left his home around 9:30 a.m. the previous and when he returned at 2 a.m. that morning he found some money was missing from his residence.

The report states that there was no forced entry to the house and that besides the $65 in cash the victim said had been taken nothing else was missing.

— On Dec. 1, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Gin Circle in the Buffalo area in reference to a break-in. The victim told the deputy that sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nov. 30 someone came into her residence through a window in the living room that she had left open while she was asleep in her bedroom. She said the following items were missing from her home:

• $100 in cash and a bottle of medication that were in her pocketbook that was also in the bedroom with her.

• A brown and black in color radiator-style electric heater valued at $40.

The deputy then issued the victim with a victim’s form.

Larceny

— On Nov. 22, deputies responded to a call from a residence on Old English Road in the Union area in reference to a larceny. The victim told deputies that someone at his residence had taken a Dell Latitude 630 laptop computer valued at $126 and an iPhone 6 Plus cell phone with charger valued at $500. He said he’d been asleep when the items were taken.

The report states the victim was advised that the incident would be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office. He was also told that if any further information was received to notify the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible.

— Also on Nov. 25, a resident of Mt. Tabor Church Road in the Union area reported that someone stole two handguns from the night stand in his bedroom.

The report states that one gun is an older model .32 caliber revolver and the other is an LPC .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. It states the weapons have a combined value of $500.

The victim said the guns could have been stolen anytime over the past past month.

The box that contained the .380 was collected for evidence.

— On Nov. 26, a deputy responded to a residence on the Riley Road in the Buffalo are in reference to a larceny from a utility trailer. The victim said that someone went into her utility trailer where she had some tools stored due to working being done on her residence. She said the following tools were missing from the trailer:

• Two battery-powered yellow DeWalt 18 volt cordless drills valued at $200.

• A black and gray Skill Saw circular saw with a 7 1/4 inch blade valued at $90.

• A burgundy Chicago Saws All with a white 8 inch blade valued at $50.

The report states a victim’s form was issued to the victim who was advised by the deputy that the case would be sent to investigations.

— Also on Nov. 26, deputies responded to a location on Jeffries Farm Road in the Jonesville area in reference to a larceny. The complainant stated that he had come to the location to go hunting and has permission from his friend, the owner of the property, to be there. He said when he arrived he discovered the 16 foot ladder deer stand with a gray shooting stand on it and a burlap sack wrapped around it was missing. The complainant said the last time anybody saw the deer stand was on Nov. 24. He said he did not know who would have taken the deer stand.

The report states that the stand is valued at $80. It further states the incident will be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

— On Nov. 27, a deputy called a resident of Pea Ridge Highway in the Jonesville area who said when she got in her vehicle to go to work that morning she noticed her fuel was missing from her car. The victim said she filled her vehicle up on Nov. 24 and it was not moved or driven until that day. She said she put $10 worth of gas into her vehicle.

The victim said she does not who keeps taking fuel from her vehicle and that she has filed several reports about this in the past. She was told by the deputy that a report would be done and given to an investigator.

— On Nov. 29, deputies responded to a residence on Short Street in the Carlisle area on a larceny call. When they arrived, they were told by the complainant that someone had taken his son’s blue and white Yamaha YZ 85 motorcycle. The complainant said that a man came by his house and asked about some aluminum cans in the back yard. He said that after the man left he noticed the motorcycle was gone.

Shoplifting

— On Nov. 22, a deputy was dispatched to the Scotchman store on Main Street in the Buffalo Community in reference to a shoplifting. When the deputy arrived he spoke with the complainant who said she had been advised by a customer of a shoplifting that had already occurred. She said she went back and watched the security camera and saw a white male wearing a brown coat and orange hat remove and conceal a Solaray Dual Car Charger while the clerk had her back turned from the checkout counter. The complainant said she did not know who the white male is.

The report states the officer took a photo of the white male to see if he can be identified. The incident was turned over to investigations.

Theft

— On Nov. 23, deputies responded to a report of a larceny at a residence on the Whitmire Highway in the Union area. Once on the scene deputies spoke with the victim who said that when he went to get his Snap-On impact gun to use, he noticed all the tools listed in the property were missing. When asked by deputies when he’d last seen the tools, the victim said a week and a half to two weeks ago at his home. Deputies then asked the victim where he thought the items got missing from and he said he felt it was at his house and that he sometimes leaves the doors on his truck unlocked.

The report states the missing tools have a combined value of $1,750 and include:

• A Matco 12pt Socket Set 7MM to 9MM

• A 1/2 Drive Snap On Air Impact Gun

• A 3/8 Drive Snap On Impact Gun

• A Snap On Flashlight

• An Ingersoll Rand 1/2 Drive Air Impact Gun

• A Milwaukee 18 Volt Impact Drill

— On Nov. 25, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Mill Street in the Monarch Community in reference to the larceny of a car title. The victims told deputies that someone had stolen a car title from their bedroom. They said they had left home earlier in the day and when they returned the title was gone.

The victims said they wanted to file a report in case someone tried to us the title for a loan or to scrape the car. The report states they were advised to go to the SCDMV and report that their title had been stolen.

Vandalism

— On Nov. 24, a deputy responded to a call from West Springs Highway in the Jonesville area. When the deputy arrived, the victim told him that sometime during the night someone damaged her vehicle by scratching it on all parts. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $2,000.

Identity Theft

— On Nov. 25, deputies responded to the dispatch center in reference to an identity theft. The victim told them that she was checking her credit score when she noticed an open account with AT&T Uverse. She said did not know why that was on there since she does not have AT&T.

The victim said the account was opened on Aug. 22 and set up in her maiden name from an address in Bakersfield, California. She said she has never been to California.

The incident will be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

Gas Drive-Off

— On Nov. 29, deputies were dispatched to a location on the Santuc-Carlisle Highway in the Union area in reference to a larceny. The complainant told them that someone paid for gas with a card that was good for only $5 and pumped $19.43.

Fraud

— On Thursday, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Lovers Lane Road in the Union area in reference to the use of a credit card. The victim told the deputy that she had just been notified on her cell phone that her credit card had just been used to make a $149.99 purchase. She said she called the company to see who used her credit card. While she did not get a name, the victim said she learned the package was being sent to Phoenix, Arizona. The victim said she advised the company she did not order anything from them and they canceled the order.

The deputy then advised the victim to contact her credit card company and advise them that her credit card had been used to purchase those items. He also issued her a victim’s form and advised her that a report would be filed and the matter turned over to investigations.

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