UNION COUNTY — Drug possession and distribution, domestic violence and kidnapping, and failing to stop for a blue light were among the crimes that ended in arrests in Union County this past week.
Distribution Of Methamphetamine
A Union man was arrested this week for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant of the Union County Sheriff’s Office in May.
Brent Tyson Austin, 40, 231 Hancock Street, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with distribution of methamphetamine third offense
The incident report states that on Thursday, May 25, deputies met with a confidential source with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The report states the confidential source was searched and wired with audio and video, given recorded government funds, and sent to meet with Austin to purchase a quantity of methamphetamine. It states the confidential source then met with Austin in Monarch Community and purchased a quantity of methamphetamine from him.
The confidential source then went back and met with the officer who collected the evidence. The confidential source was then searched and released.
The report states a criminal history was ran on Austin and he was found to have three prior drug convictions. It states the deputies were going to seek warrants on Austin for distribution of methamphetamine third offense.
Austin was taken into custody Tuesday, July 18.
Possession Of Methamphetamine
A traffic stop in connection with a federal probation violation lead to a Buffalo man also being arrested for allegedly have methamphetamine in his possession.
James Edward Millwood Jr., 43, 220 Buffalo Street, Buffalo, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of methamphetamine.
The incident report states that on Monday, July 17, a deputy observed Millwood driving a red 2009 Toyota Camry on the Duncan Bypass in the Union area. The report states the deputy knew there was an outstanding arrest warrant for violating federal probation on Millwood so he made a traffic stop on the Camry on Blassingame Street. It states Millwood was the only person in the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Millwood asked that Greer’s Wrecker Service tow the Camry and while waiting for the wrecker to arrive, the report states the deputy asked Millwood if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. The report states Millwood said there was some methamphetamine in a yellow plastic bag in his car. Deputies then looked in the bag and found what the report states was a quantity of methamphetamine inside a plastic container along with two glass pipes commonly used for smoking methamphetamine as well as several lighters.
All the items were collected by the deputy and placed in a Best Pack for analysis by SLED. Deputies completed their inventory of the Camry which was subsequently towed by Greer’s Wrecker Service.
The report states Millwood would be charged with possession of methamphetamine in regards to this incident. It further states that the active federal warrant on Millwood was confirmed by the Sheriff’s Office with Federal Probation.
Distribution Of A Controlled Substance
In addition to the federal probation violation and county drug charges he is facing, Millwood is also facing city charged for allegedly distributing a controlled substance.
Millwood is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with distribution of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance within a half-mile of a park.
The warrants for Millwood’s arrest on the charges states that Millwood distributed a controlled substance to a confidential police information in exchange for funds provided by law enforcement at or near West Main Street in the City of Union within a half-mile of City Park.
Distribution Of A Prescription Drug
A Union man ended in jail for allegedly handing over prescription pills he had in his possession to his son to put in his pocket because he didn’t want them in his pocket.
Edward Wayne Clark Sr., 49, 1053 Old Buncombe Road, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with distribution of a prescription drug.
The incident report states that on Wednesday, July 12, a deputy came upon a wreck at the intersection of Foster Street and Perrin Avenue that had just happened. The report states the deputy was about to exit his unmarked patrol unit when he saw two of the occupants involved in the wreck standing on the sidewalk talking. It states the older of the two individuals covertly handed something to the much younger one, which immediately the younger individual appear nervous.
The deputy then exited from his vehicle and spoke with all the parties involved in the wreck, advising them the Union Public Safety Department was on the way. Once Public Safety personnel were on the scene, the report states the deputy was able to take the younger individual — identified by the report as Clark’s 17-year-old son Edward Wayne Clark Jr. — aside and speak with him, telling him what he’d seen.
The report states that Clark Jr. said that his father had handed him some pills to put in his pocket. The deputy asked to see the pills and the report states that Clark Jr. handed over four white, capsule-shaped pills with imprint V 4212 on them. The report states the pills are believed to be 750 mg Methocarbamol, which is described as a prescription only muscle relaxer.
The deputy then spoke to Clark Sr. and read him his Miranda Rights after which the report states Clark Sr. agreed to answer any questions asked by the deputy. The report states Clark Sr. said he handed his son the pills because he didn’t want them in his pocket, but added that he had a prescription for them. It states Clark Sr. did not have the prescription with him so the deputy gave him until the following Friday to provide a valid prescription for the pills.
The report states the deputy then asked for and gained consent from Clark Sr. to search the vehicle he and his son were in, but nothing was found in the ensuing search. However, the report states Clark Jr. had a book bag on the sidewalk beside him and the deputy asked for and received permission from Clark Jr. to search it. The report states that the search turned up a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia including a marijuana grinder and a marijuana smoking pipe which Clark Jr. said was his. The deputy seized the items as evidence, gave the book bag back to Clark Jr. and issued him a ticket for possession of marijuana first offense.
The report states both Clarks were given an escort to Old English Road by the deputy due to their vehicle being severely damaged in the wreck.
Clark Sr. was taken into custody on Friday, July 14.
Domestic Violence, Kidnapping
A Union man ended up in jail just hours after he allegedly dragged a woman out of her car, beat her and tore her clothes off, and then threatened to kill her and her children if she called the police and he went to jail.
Allen Fitzgerald Robinson, 39, 514 Foster Street, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with domestic violence second-degree and kidnapping.
The incident report states that on Sunday, July 16, an officer received a call to meet with an investigator and a deputy at Magnuson Hotel in reference to a woman that had been assaulted in the city. Upon arrival, the report states the officer spoke with the victim who said she’d been asleep at her home when he ex-boyfriend, Robinson, came and asked her if she would take him to Foster Street. She said she told Robinson to let her slip some shoes on and that she proceeded to put on flip-flops, grabbed her keys, and left with him.
When they got to Foster Street, the victim said Robinson changed his mind and wanted to go to Sims Drive. As they were going down Sims Drive, the victim said they passed a Public Safety vehicle and after they did, Robinson told her they’d passed the residence he wanted to go to. The report states the victim said that as she went to turn the car around and go back, Robinson started jumping on her. It states the victim said she put the car in park and tried to get out, but that Robinson got out of the vehicle, came to the driver’s side, grabbed her and jerked her out of the car.
The report states the victim said Robinson started hitting her in the face and head and ripped her clothes off. It states the victim said that after Robinson finished beating her he made her get back in the vehicle. The report states Robinson drove them around for approximately 30 minutes and the victim said she told Robinson he needed to take her back to her residence. It states the victim said Robinson told her he wasn’t going to take her back to her residence because she was going to call the police.
Robinson then drove them to Hillside Drive where the victim said Robinson got of the vehicle and told her not to call the police until he went to Li’L Cricket and got him a beer. The report states the victim said Robinson told her that if he went to jail when he got out he would kill her and her children. It states the victim said Robinson told her that her throat and her children’s throats.
The victim said that she she left Hillside Drive she drove to where she had seen two deputies and asked them for help.
The report states the officer had the victim complete a written statement and he also completed a victim’s advocate form for the victim. The officer took pictures of the victim’s injuries and attached them to the report.
The report states that Robinson and the victim had cohabited in the past.
Robinson was taken into custody late Sunday night.
Failure To Stop For A Blue Light
A Carlisle man ended up in jail for allegedly failing to stop for a police officer trying to get him to pull over and then becoming disorderly during an argument with another motorist.
Desmond Shaqueal Kelly, 22, 3014 Berry Farm Road, Carlisle, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with failure to stop for a blue light and disorderly conduct.
The incident report states that on Saturday, July 15, officers were told by 911 dispatch that a white SUV was being chased by silver car up Thompson Boulevard. The report states an officer traveling north on Thompson Boulevard was told by 911 that the vehicles were turning in to the parking lot of the Enmark store on Thompson Boulevard. It states the officer saw both vehicle turn in to the parking lot and pulled in himself, turning his blue lights on in the process.
The report states the silver car then turned and exited out the other driveway. It states the officer tried to make a traffic stop using his blue lights but the silver car would not stop and continued north on Thompson Boulevard. The officer contacted his fellow officers and said he was behind the vehicle with his blue lights and siren on, but the silver car was not stopping.
The report states the silver car turned on to Old Buffalo Road traveling west and then pulled over on Terrace Road. It states the officer then got out of his patrol car and told the driver of the silver vehicle to turn it off. The report states the driver complied and then also exited his car when told by the officer to do so. It states the officer checked the driver’s license of the driver of the silver car through 911 and identified him as Kelly.
The report states that the other individual involved in the incident then showed up at the traffic stop and started arguing with Kelly. It states officers told the other individual he had to leave. The report states Kelly started cussing and yelling back at the other individual. It states that Kelly was then placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and failure to stop for a blue light.
Kelly was then transported to the Union County Jail.
A Buffalo woman was arrested for allegedly pushing her ex-husband because he would let her see their children.
Brandy Leann Gory, 32, 1611 Main Street, Buffalo, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with domestic violence third-degree.
The incident report states that on Wednesday, July 19, an officer was called to residence on Charlesworth Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. When he arrived, the reports states the officer spoke with the victim who said he and his nephew were outside with the dogs when his ex-wife, Gory, came driving slowly down the road shouting obscenities. The report states the victim said Gory then pulled into his driveway and began asking him why he wouldn’t let her see the kids. It states Gory became angry with the victim because he wouldn’t let her see the kids and she pushed him.
The report states the officer spoke with the victim’s nephew who said he’d seen Gory come down the road real slow, pull into the driveway, and get out of her vehicle. It states the nephew said Gory became angry with the victim because he wouldn’t let her see the kids and pushed him.
The officer then completed a victim’s advocate form for the victim.
Gory was arrested and charged on Thursday.
The Union Public Safety Department also filed the following charges against the following individuals.
— Angela Lynn Sulier, 45, 302 Lakeview Heights, Union, charged Tuesday, July 18 with trespassing.
— Michael Scott Adams, 38, 310 Bates Avenue, Union, charged Monday, July 17 with violation of an order of protection.
— Haley Lynn Williams, 23, 225 Long Twelve Street, Union, charged Saturday, July 15 with shoplifting.
— Neely Ann Parris, 32, 404 Ransdell Drive, Spartanburg, charged Saturday, July 15 with shoplifting.
— Jacob Taylor Wade, 23, 1961 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, charged Saturday, July 15 with shoplifting.
— June Duckett Davis, 52, 609 Happy Valley Road, Union, charged Friday, July 14 with forgery and attempting to gain money or goods under false pretenses.
— Benjamin J. Sorrells, 44, 265 Bailey Town Road, Union, charged Wednesday, July 19 with shoplifting.
— A 16-year-old juvenile charged Thursday, July 20 with shoplifting.
— Hailey Lynn Williams, 23, 225 Long Twelve Street, Union, charged Thursday, July 20 with shoplifting.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office also filed the following charges against the following individuals.
— David Thomas Crafton, 49, 1787 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Jonesville, charged Friday, July 14 with unlawful use of 911.
— Laura Suzanne Settle, 43, 1787 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Jonesville, charged Saturday, July 15 with breach of peace.
— Brittany Nicole Fowler, 27, 112 Fifth Street, Union, charged Saturday, July 15 with trespassing.
— Tonya Michelle Boulware, 41, 125 Mill Street, Union, charged Wednesday, July 19 with trespassing.
— Amaziah Symone Byrd, 17, 123 Short Street, Union, charged Thursday, July 20 with unlawful use of telephone.
— Lisa Todd Epps, 54, 105 Harvey Lane, Union, charged Tuesday, July 18 with driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
— Alexander Sims III, 22, 804 Linersville Road, Buffalo, charged Thurday, July 21 with simple possession of marijuana.