Wayne Eichelberger Jr., 26, 229 Green Acres Lane, Silver Street, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
The incident report states deputies were dispatched early Saturday morning to 115 Sartor Road, Whitmire, in response to a report of a man with a gun. The victim told the deputies she and some friends were at her home when Eichelberger walked in and started an argument. She said he threatened her friends and then went outside and started shooting a gun. The woman said she feared for her safety, got her .22-caliber rifle and began shooting back. She said Eichelberger then got her daughter’s scooter, put it in his vehicle and left.
The report states a deputy found Eichelberger’s gold 1976 Chevrolet on the side of Goldville Road with the scooter in the back seat. The driver’s side tire was flat and the fender had two bullet holes in it.
The deputy stayed with the vehicle while another questioned the victim. The report states while the deputy was questioning the victim Eichelberger walked out of the woods. Eichelberger was placed under arrrest and told the deputy he threw the gun beside the residence. The deputy found a Taurus .25-caliber Model PT-25 semi-automatic pistol on the ground beside the house. He also found a .25 caliber shell casing by the front door.
Criminal Domestic Violence
An argument that allegedly resulted in physical violence landed an Enoree man in jail Saturday morning.
Aaron Wayne Burgess, 24, 364 Blackstock Road, Enoree, is charged by the sheriff’s office with criminal domestic violence.
A deputy was dispatched shortly before noon Saturday to a local residence in response to a domestic distubance. The incident report states the victim told the deputy Burgess slapped her several times in the face while they were at their home at 364 Blackstock Road, Enoree, earlier that morning. She said they had went out Friday night and when they returned home they had been arguing. The victim said they continued arguing and Burgess got angry with her and slapped her across the face several times. She said he assaulted her throughout the morning.
To get away from Burgess, the victim said she went to a relatives home in Union. She said she feared for her safety during and after the assault. The victim complained of her jaw hurting from the assault and she was going to Wallace Thomson Hospital to be examined.
The report states the deputy did not observe any physical marks on the victim’s face and she said she did not have any visible mark from the incident. The victim later contacted the deputy and said she was was examined at the hospital and there was no serious injury to her jaw. She told the deputy she and Burgess had been drinking alcohol throughout the night they had been out.
Burgess was taken into custody Sunday morning.
Reckless Driving Drug Arrest
Driving recklessly is not only dangerous it can get you put in jail, especially if the authorities find drugs and drug paraphernalia on you.
Charles B. Singletary, 39, 101 Gervais St., Ste 150, Columbia, is charged by the sheriff’s office with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident report states a deputy was dispatched Friday evening to the intersection of Santuc-Carlisle Highway and Williford Road in reference to a reckless driver. When he arrived he met with a State Trooper and they observed a silver 2002 Chevrolet Malibu parked on the side of the road with Singletary passed out in the driver’s seat.
A witness who the report states had followed Singletary from Strother Road told the deputy and the trooper he was driving recklessly until he pulled off the road and passed out.
The deputy and the trooper managed to wake Singletary up and asked him to step out of the vehicle. The report states Singletary was unsteady on his feet and could barely stand on his own. It states the officers smelled the odor of alcohol about Singletary and the trooper arrested him for DUI.
A search of Singletary’s car turned up a rolled blunt that was broken in half with a green plant-like substance inside it believed to be marijunana in an ashtray in the center console. The deputy also found a Crown Royal bag in the front passenger seat that contained a small plastic baggie containing a green plant-like substance believed to be marijuana; a silver tobacco grinder; a smoking pipe; two unopened cigarillos; and a lighter.
Underwear goes inside pants but only after they’ve been paid for.
Kyle Gerard Gory, 20, 410 Rogerstown Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with shoplifting.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched Thursday afternoon to 513 North Duncan Bypass where he met with the store’s loss prevention officer. The loss prevention officer said Gory had come into the store, selected three pairs of boxer shorts, ripped the tags off and put them in his pants which were described as extremly baggy.
Gory then left the building and the loss prevention officer followed him out to apprehend him. The report states Gory ran then threw the shorts down and went back to the loss prevention officer to give himself up. He was arrested and transported to jail.
The shorts, which are valued at $22.50, could not be resold.
Two pairs of earrings she allegedly put in her purse helped land a woman in jail Saturday afternoon.
Amy Quinn Owenby, 39, 210 Haywood St., Union, is charged by the public safety department with shoplifting.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched to 719 North Duncan Bypass where he met with the store manager who told him an employee had seen Owenby drop some earrings in her purse. The employee told the manager who confronted Owenby who she said turned her back to her and tried to take the earrings out of her purse. The report states a witness saw Owenby take the earrings out of her purse.
The earrings were a pair of Crimson Truth ($10) and a pair of Ani Bay ($14). The earrings were returned to the store manager and Owenby was placed under arrest and transported to jail.
The following incidents are being investigated by the sheriff’s office:
Manhole/Drain Covers Stolen
Someone stole a manhole cover and a storm drain cover in the Town of Lockhart.
The incident states the manhole cover ($175) was stolen from South Fourth Street and the storm drain cover ($285) stolen from around the pump house on Old Union Road. The covers are made of metal and town officials believe the thief or thieves might try to sell them for scrap. The thefts are believed to have occurred sometime between April 1 and May 23.
An unlocked door made it easier for a thief to steal $340 of power tools and extension cords from under a house at 409 N. First St., Lockhart, this past weekend.
The incident report states a deputy was dispatched to the residence where the victim told him he had been doing some work on the house and was keeping his tools under the building. The victim said he placed the tools there around 7 p.m. Friday and when he returned around 3 p.m. Sunday to put some lumber under the house some of his power tools were gone along with two extension cords. He said the door to the underside of the house was unlocked and the report states there were no visible signs of forced entry.
The items taken were a red and black 7 1/4 inch Black & Decker Skil Saw; a red and black Black & Decker Saw-Saw; a Skil power drill in a gray carrying case; and 200 feet of extension cords.