South Carolina DHEC issued drug charges yesterday on a Clinton woman. 33-year-old Amanda Putman Stover of 3147 Milam Road was served with a warrant from DHEC’s Bureau of Drug Control, alleging that on our about November 12th 2013 Ms. Stover obtained a quantity of Oycodone, a schedule II controlled substance, from Drug-Lo of Laurens, by use of Forgery. The warrants states that the Doctor noted on the prescription confirmed that it was not from him. Stover was released from the Johnson Detention Center on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond, pending a January 10th General Sessions Court appearance.
Clinton City Council has a busy agenda for their December meeting this evening. A presentation of the audit for fiscal year 2012-2013 tops the list. Council is to also vote on the sale of timber on Asten Road and Highway 308. Council is to also consider a revision of the employee personnel manual and a resolution adopting a cafeterial plan in regards the employee benefits. There are five items for discussion during executive council session this evening. There is a Personnel Matter regarding the Department of Public Works, then two issues regarding the office of City Manager, discussion on a contractual matter regarding Project Opportunity, another contractual matter regarding a development project along Interstate 26 and a Contractual matter regarding property in the Lydia Mill subdivision.
The Clinton City Council meeting is to begin at 6pm in council chambers of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Building.
The Laurens County Airport Commission also holds its December meeting this evening. The meeting begins at 7 pm at the Laurens County Airport.
The Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and woman from Clinton this weekend for alleged methamphetamine violations on Saturday.
21-year-old Aaron Blake Waters and 24-year-old Amie Leigh Walker, both of 105 Sally Drive, Clinton were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine and with Simple Possession of Marijuana.
In warrants, Sheriff’s Lt. Nick Moye states that on November 30th each was in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, that they disposed of methamphetamine waste without authority and that they were in possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana.
Bonds were set at $25,000 on the Manufacturing charge, $15,000 on the Disposal charge and $620 on the Simple Possession of Marijuana charge. Aaron Blake Waters and Amie Leigh Walker remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with bonds totaling $40,620.
Clinton Public Safety arrested a Laurens man Friday night on Drug charges. 25-year-old Markeece Antwon Rice of 226 Coggins Dairy Road, Laurens was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Clinton Public Safety Officer Metz states that on November 29th the defendant possessed a quantity of marijuana with intent to distribute. The marijuana was allegedly packaged in four bags with three of the bags weighting approximately 3.5 grams and the 4th bag reasonably larger. This allegedly occurred Friday on West Main Street in Clinton. Bond on the Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana charge was set at $15,000. Markeece Antwon Rice was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning.
Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Paterson was dispatched to Crenshaw’s Store on US 221 at Cold Point Saturday morning at 9:44 am. Someone had broken out a window on the back of the store to gain entry. The thief or thieves reportedly took some $240 cash from the store along a cash box. Cigarettes valued at $900 were taken, along with headache medicine valued at $50, plus pocket knifes and lighters valued at $30. The break-in and theft at Crenshaw’s Store remained under investigation.
An attack that sent someone to the hospital Friday was alleged in an arrest yesterday. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Sunday arrested 29-year-old Fredrick Rodriquez Pyles of 750 Jones Road, Fountain Inn on a charge of Assault and Battery 2nd Degree. In a warrant, Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Sweat states that on November 29th Fredrick Rodriquez Pyles did hit and punch the victim in the face several time with his fist, causing moderate bodily injury that required medical treatment. During arraignment yesterday, bond was set at $10,000. Fredrick Rodriquez Pyles remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.
Clinton Public Safety this weekend arrested a Union man in connection with an alleged domestic assault in Clinton early in November. 23-year-old Randerio Demonz “Dero” Taylor of 5018 Cross Keys Highway, Union was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence. Public Safety officer Metz states that on November 3rd subject assaulted a victim by striking her in the face with a closed fist, causing her lip to bleed and swell. The subject and victim have a child in common and formerly cohabited in a romantic relationship. The incident reportedly occurred on Gary Street in Clinton November 3rd.
Dero Taylor was being held in the Johnson Detention Center with a cash or surety bond set at $20,000.
A weekend at Lake Greenwood ended early for a couple from Southern Spartanburg County with an apparent domestic incident early Sunday morning. Sheriff’s Sgt. Will Johnson reportedly arrived in the area and located a woman, who indicated she had hidden in the woods while the man left the area in his truck. Meanwhile, Cpl Moye reportedly made a traffic stop on the truck in Clinton on Highway 72 at Springdale. Sgt. Johnson charged 50-year-old Phillip Carroll Williams of 1032 Harrelson Road, Pauline with Criminal Domestic Violence in a ticket noting the offense at 1:40 am Sunday. He further issued a ticket charging Williams with having a Broken Seal on an Alcohol container in a vehicle at 2:30 Sunday morning at Springdale Avenue. During arraignment yesterday, a $2,150 bond was set on the Domestic Violence charge and bond was set at $262 on the Broken Seal ticket. Phillip Williams remained in the Johnson Detention Center earlier this morning.
Laurens County Deputy Steve Paterson responded around 4 Saturday afternoon on a report of two people arguing in the Waterloo area. A caller wanted to be sure they are OK. The officer reported arriving at the location to observe the woman come to the door crying. She reportedly indicated they had been arguing and fighting. He was accused of having pulled a knife out causing her to feel threatened, and of allegedly throwing a Mason jar at her, hitting her leg. Sgt. Paterson made contact with the man and observed he had a knife sheath hanging from his belt, but no knife inside. The husband had reportedly returned from fishing with a partially consumed bottle of Wild Turkey and a mason jar of Muscatine wine. When she poured the remaining Wild Turkey onto the ground, he reportedly threw the Mason jar. 36-year-old Jeffrey Fowler of 234 Sid Lee Road, Waterloo was arrested on a charge of Criminal Domestic Violence. His bond was set this weekend at $2,150. Fowler remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.
Laurens County Deputy Steve Paterson was dispatched to Highway 221 South at 6:08 Friday evening, where a woman reported her adult son had taken her car without her permission. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old John David Wix of 4094 Highway 221 South, Laurens and charged him with Use of a Vehicle without Owners Consent. A warrant alleges that he took a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix without consent of the owner on Friday. David Wix was released from the Johnson Detention Center Saturday on a $5,000 Personal Recognizance bond.