Christopher Scott Callahan, 27, 3342 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of possesssion of a Schedule III narcotic, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule III narcotic, and posssession with intent to distribute a Schedule II narcotic.
The incident report states deputies were dispatched Sunday morning to a Monarch convenience store to meet with a woman who had come from Spartanburg looking for Callahan. She said she spoke with Callahan around 3 a.m. when he was at the store and supposedly on his way to her home. When he didn’t show up she became worried something had happened to him.
Even as the search for Callahan got under way, deputies were dispatched to a residence at 133 Sunnydale Drive, Jonesville, in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the driveway. When they arreived, they found Callahan asleep in the car.
The report states deputies found Callahan to be unsteady on his feet and disoriented with slurred speech. They asked him why he was there and he told them he was there to see someone who lived there. The resident, however, said he didn’t know Callahan.
Deputies asked for and received permission to search Callahan’s car and according to the report found an Altoid tin in the driver’s side door containing an assortment of prescription medication. Additional medication was found in the center console armrest in a white pill container. No prescriptions or prescription bottles were found.
The report states the following was found in Callahan’s car:
• 25 blue oval pills with Watson 540 printed on one side and believed to be 10MG Hydrocodone
• Five white oval pills with M357 printed on one side believed to be 5MG Hydrocodone
• Five white oval pills with M358 printed on one side believed to be 7.5MG Hydrocodone
• Nine orange round pills with B974 printed on one side and 30 on the other believed to be Adderall.
Callahan was arrested and transported to the Union County Jail.
Two men have been charged in an April 17 incident that left a man with head injuries.
Marcos Antonio Ramirez, 19, and Nicholas Shawn Paz, 26, both of 5018 Cross Keys Highway, Union, are charged by the sheriff’s office with assault and battery with intent to kill.
The incident report states deputies were dispatched the night of April 17 to the 300 block of River Hills Road in response to a report of a fight. When they arrived on scene they found the victim sitting on the porch of a residence at 310 River Hills Road bleeding from his head and with severe swelling to the left side of his face. The deputies had the Union County EMS dispatched to the scene.
Before EMS arrived, the report states the victim told deputies he had been at a cookout when he’d been invited back to the River Hills residence. When he arrvived he said there were six or seven individuals who started an argument and approached him wanting to fight. He said they attacked him and hit him about the head and body. The victim said he believed he was hit across the back with a blunt object but was unsure.
The deputies later interviewed all but two of those present and the report states they brought with them a black .22 caliber Savage rifle along with a magazine and 10 rounds. The report states they told the deputies the rifle belonged to the victim who they said kept opening the trunk of his car trying to pull it out but they kept shutting it. One woman said she even grabbed the rifle and took it into the house to prevent somebody from getting shot.
The rifle was seized by the deputies as part of their investigation and the report states they were planning to talk to the victim further.
Ramirez was taken into custody April 27 while Paz/Griffin was taken into custody April 28.
Patrol Car Damaged
He’s already behind bars, but an inmate at the Union County Detention Center is in even more trouble after allegedly scratching up a sheriff’s office patrol car.
Jeremy Wayne Coker, 19, 211 Bobo St., Union, is charged by the sheriff’s office with malicious damage to county property.
The incident report states a deputy brought his 2009 Dodge Charger patrol car to the center to have it washed. The deputy parked the vehicle in front of the building and four inmates were brought up to wash the car.
After the vehicle was washed, the deputy returned to his office. Later, as he was putting some items in the trunk, he noticed there was an approximately three-foot long scratch on the bumper that had not been there earlier in the day.
The deputy took a photo of the damage to the center and the director interviewed the inmates who washed the car. They denied knowledge of the scratch but evidence gathered during the investigation including surveillance footage led to Coker being charged with scratching the car with his locker key.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $700.
The following incident are being investigated by the sheriff’s office:
A deputy was dispatched April 26 to 1817 Jonesville Highway in response to a report of vandalism. When he arrived, the deputy spoke with the victims who told him someoned had spray-painted B228 on their vehicles while they were at work. They said they arrived around 11 p.m. April 25 and parked out front. Another employee said when she came out around 12:30 a.m. that night she didn't notice anything wrong with the vehicles in the parking lot. One of the victims said that around 1 a.m. she heard a noised in the parking lot but when she went outside to check on it she didn't see anything. It wasn't until just before 4 a.m. the vandalism was discovered.
Total damage to the vehicles was estimated at $2,700.
Deputies are searching for a gray utility trailer and a red dolly stolen from a residence at 936 Webber Lake Road sometime between 9 a.m. April 12 and 3:30 p.m. April 21. The trailer is six feet by 10 feet and the dolly nine feet long and eight feet wide. They have a combined value of $2,100.
Deputies are looking for two men who pushed their way into a house at 208 Walker St. on April 21, knocked down a resident and then stole two cell phones and a computer with a combined value of $1,200.
The incident report states one of the victms told deputies a friend who was staying with him was at home when there was a knock on the door around 8:30 p.m. When his friend opened the door two black men pushed their way in, pushed him on to the couch, slapped him in the face and told him to give them the money. They walked around the house and picked up a black Sanyo cell phone and a silver Alltel cell phone. They also took an HP computer that was in the living room. The men then left the building and drove away but the man they attacked didn't see the car they drove away in because he was scared.
A deputy was dispatched April 24 to a residence at 611 Joe Walker Road in response to a report of a car being vandalized. The incident report states the victim told the deputy someone broke the windshield and scratched her black 2002 Honda while she was asleep. The car was vandalized sometime between 2-10:30 a.m. April 24. Damage was estmiated at $800.
It was rusted and bent on the sides but that apparently didn't matter to the thief or thieves who stole the hood off a car early last week. The incident report states sometime between 8 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. April 27 someone stole the hood of a blue 1969 Ford Torino GT Knockback. The car was parked at a body shop at 108 Anderson Road and the business owner described the hood as very rusty and bent where it would attach to the hinges. It has a scoop on it with the number 390 on each side. The hood is valued at $800.
Air Conditioner Stolen
An air conditioner unit valued at $500 was stolen from a residence at 126 Foster Farm Road sometime between 8 a.m. April 20 and 9 a.m. April 23.
An unlocked door made it easy for a thief or thieves to enter a residence at 114 Short St. on April 23 and steal a .12 gauge pump shotgun valued at $430. The thief also took $25 in change from a jar, $30 in change from a mug, a $10 silver certificate and $5 silver certificate.
Farm Gate/Air Conditioners Stolen
A barn at 118 Old Hickory Road was the target of a thief or thieves who stole a farm gate and two air conditioners sometime between 5 p.m. April 19 and 5:30 p.m. April 24. The victim told the responding deputy that the gate is valued $100 and the air conditioners at $350.
A man with two tractors parked in a field in the 1500 block of Old Buncombe Road found they had been disabled sometime between 8 a.m. April 18 and 9:30 a.m. April 24. The victim told the responding deputy someone had cut the tractors' battery cables and stole their batteries. A six foot logging chain was also stolen. The tractors are a Kubota MO7040 and a Massey Ferguson 265. The batteries are valued at $200 and the chain at $50. Damage to the tractors was estimated at $100.
Stolen Pool Sticks
Three months after they were stolen, some pool sticks have been located. The incident report states the sticks were stolen sometime in January from a pool hall at 870 Jonesville Highway. The victim said he left the sticks at the hall because he occassionally went by there and shot pool. He said he didn't learn they had been stolen until late April. The sticks include an Original Josh and a Moochy, both valued at $500 each. The sticks were in a black case which is valued at $140. The report states the victim told the deputy taking the report he located the sticks at a local pawn shop.
A woman investigating a loud noise outside her home at 123 Log Cabin Road on the morning of April 23 made a shocking discovery: Someone had blown up her mailbox.
The incident report states the woman told the respnoding deputy sometime between 9:15-9:30 a.m. she heard a loud noise coming from the road in front of her house. When she went out to see what happened she found its door had been torn off and there appeared to be trash in the mailbox. The deputy, however, found a small plastic bottle and bits of aluminum foil scattered on the ground near the mailbox and determined some type of explosive device had been used. The damage was estimated at $20.
The following persons were arrested by the sheriff’s office:
Roosevelt Smith, 41, 138 Pulp Hollow Road, Jonesville, charged Friday with breach of peace.
James Robert Anaya, 19, 191 Minnow Bridge Road, Union, charged Saturday with public drunk.
John Anthony Taylor, 29, 922 Forest St., Jonesville, charged Monday with driving under the influence and open container.
Tyeshia Nicole Good, 24, 1111 Lakeside Drive, Apt. 38E, Union, charged April 27 with disorderly conduct.
Takelia Monique Jeter, 29, 1017 South Pinckney St., Union, charged April 27 with disorderly conduct.
Michael Shane Russell, 21, 345 Elford Grove Road, Union, charged April 27 with financial transsction card theft, financial transaction card fraud and petit larceny.
Pierre Djuan Johnson, 27, 310 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Jonesville, charged Thursday with breach of peace.
Jerry Gerald Sims, 50, 127 Woodlawn Avenue, Union, charged Thursday with fraudulent check.
Jerry Wayne Boulware, 48, 132 High Plains Drive, Union, charged Thursday with petit larceny.
Michael Preston McLain, 27, 302 Toluca St., Union, charged Friday with fraudulent check.