Theft from Well Causes Additional Damage

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man yesterday in connection with a theft and damage to a well at a location west of Laurens last month. 45-year-old Arthur Lee “Buddy” Williams Jr. of Apt 4-A at 800 Spring Street, Laurens is charged with Malicious Injury and Simple Larceny. Deputy Sheriff Bryant Cheek states that on January 13th Arthur Lee Williams Jr. did willfully and maliciously did $1,000 in damages to personal property of the victim by cutting the pipes and wires to the well of the victim’s property on Boyd Road, Laurens, and that he took the well pump valued at $500. Arthur Lee “Buddy” Williams Jr. was being held in the Johnson Detention Center earlier today pending arraignment.