Crime Report


The Union Public Safety Department report the following arrests this week.

— Demetrius Latrelle Dendy, 19, 115 Woodlawn Avenue, Union, charged Sept. 16 with driving under suspension.

— Jerry Wayne Boulware, 54, 132 High Plains Drive, Union, charged Sept. 16 with open container.

— Kimberly Lois Ravan, 24, 505 Meansville Road, Union, charged Sunday with two counts of possession of a controlled substance Schedule I to V and shoplifting enhanced.

— Brandon Wayne Hembree, 29, 505 Meansville Road, Union, charged Sunday with simple possession of marijuana, financial transaction card theft, and five counts of financial transaction card fraud.

— Joshua Jabott Jeter, 27, 1208 W. Main St., Union, charged Monday with driving under suspension second offense, failure to stop for blue lights, failure to register vehicle, and having a license plate registered to another vehicle.

— Devontea Marquis Fonteneau, 23, 309 S. Church St., Union, charged Monday with domestic violence third-degree.

— Bryse Michael Rankin, 27, 211 Pine St., Union, charged Wednesday with trespassing after notice and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Jamie Oraine Bell, 28, 1612 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, charged Wednesday with driving under suspension third offense, failure to stop for a blue light second offense, speeding, and seat belt violation.

— Omar Jamal Bey, 32, 109 Chambers Avenue, Union, charged Thursday with domestic violence second-degree.

— Victor De Aundre Hair, 22, 103 William E. Free Pathway, Union, charged Thursday with domestic violence third-degree.

— Ledra Nikia Booker, 41, 225 Dallas Place, Spartanburg, charged Thursday with pointing and presenting a firearm, unlawful carrying of a pistol, driving under suspension, and habitual traffic offender.

— Johnathan Wayne Willard, 19, 307 First St., Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

— Donnie Bruce Hogan Jr., 44, 204 3rd Avenue, Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

— Cynthia Dianne Richardson, 44, 307 First St., Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

— Britnee Shantae Thompson, 25, 164 E. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, charged Thursday with assault and battery third-degree.

— Shuntava Conelia Epps-Dawkins, 19, 941 Berry Farm Road, Union, charged Friday with giving false information.

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following incidents this week.

Shooting

— An officer was dispatched Sept. 16 to a resident on Sims Drive in reference to a shooting. The officer was advised by 911 that the victim was on his way to the hospital.

When the officer arrived on the scene, he observed several bullet casings that had been fired from a handgun in the backyard area. The officer advised his sergeant of the situation who in turned advised an investigator.

The officer observed a blood trail leading from the outside of the residence to the inside. He also observed several bullet holds in the windows.

Once inside the residence the officer observed blood stains on the floors and individual the report states was trying to clean up. The officer advised the individual not to touch anything.

While another officer took photographs of the crime scene, the first officer three individuals inside the residence to go out and sit on the porch until the investigation was complete. The officer with the three, one of whom said they were drinking and listening to music when they heard gunshots. The woman said that she notice the victim was bleeding and she tried to put pressure on the wound. She said the victim took her vehicle and drove himself to the hospital.

The report states that the witnesses said they did not know who had done the shooting. They did, however, say that another individual had left the residence about 15 minutes before the shooting.

The report further states that officer observed that the three witnesses were under the influence of some type of alcoholic beverage. The officer then turned the scene to the investigator.

Burglaries

— An officer was dispatched Sept. 17 to a residence on Lybrand Street in reference to a break-in that had already occurred When the officer arrived the victim told him that he returned to his home around 4 a.m. that morning and notice the window in his bedroom was busted out. The victim said the only thing he noticed missing was $1,000 in cash he had in a coat pocked in the closet. He said no knew about the money in his coat, adding that nothing else in the house had been messed with.

The report states the officer observed the back window in the bedroom had been busted from the outside and that glass was laying on the counter top and floor. The officer could not, however, tell if any of the clothing in the closet had been gone through.

The officer then went around to the back of the house and notice a cinder block laying under the bedroom window. The report states it appeared someone had climbed up the side of the house to enter the window.

The officer then photographed the back of the house and the window. He also found where the cinder block had been sitting on the other side of the house and photographed that as well.

The victim was then advised that the case would be turned over to investigations.

— On Monday an officer was dispatched to a residence on Bailey Street in reference to a break-in. When he arrived at the scene, the officer was met by the victim who said that when he got home around 7 p.m. he saw that someone had broken into his house. He said the front door window was busted out.

The victim said that as far as he could tell the only thing missing was a 32-inch flat screen TV and three pairs of Nike tennis shoes that had been taken from his son’s room.

The officer then took pictures of the door and the location where the items were missing from. He advised the victim to look around and make sure nothing else was missing. He also advised the victim to get his son to see if anything was missing from his room when he returns home from work.

The report states the stolen items have a combined value of $600.

Larcenies

— On Sept. 19 an officer received a call to speak with a man via telephone in reference to a stolen computer. The victim said he left for a work around 5:30 a.m. that morning and observed his work computer was missing. He said that his mother had to use his truck so he drove her vehicle. The victim said it was when he went to his truck to get his computer and put it in his mother’s truck that he noticed it was missing.

The victim said he didn’t initially file a report because he though he might have left it at work. He said he had looked everywhere for the computer and it wasn’t at work or inside his truck.

The computer is described as a Lenovo laptop valued at approximately $800.

Telephone Harassment

— On Tuesday, an officer responded to a report of harassing phone calls being received at a residence on Rice Avenue Extension. The victim told the officer that he’d been receiving calls from several numbers from the same individual since Sunday. He told the officer that the individual who called him said that he was watching would be over in about 10 minutes with the stuff. The victim said he was not sure what the individual wanted and had no idea who he was.

The victim provided the officer with the numbers he’d received the calls from and the officer returned the calls from the local numbers. The report states the persons who answered the officer’s calls said they had not been calling the victim’s number. They also said that no one matching the voice description of the person calling the victim lives at their residences.

The report states the officer told the victim it was probably a crank call and that someone was using a software to generate the other phone numbers when they called. The officer advised the victim not to answer the phone for the remainder of the evening and to contact law enforcement if the harassment continues.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests this week.

— Christopher Lee Hall, 41, 104 Scruggs Avenue, Spartanburg, charged Sept. 16 with resisting arrest.

— Marcus Terrell Spencer, 31, 2319 Browns Creek Church Road, Union, charged Sept. 17 with littering and failure to stop for a blue light.

— Christopher Blake Braxton, 21, 253 Williford Road, Union, charged Sunday with petit larceny and three counts of assault and battery third-degree.

— Jacob James Ricky Shores, 26, 3086 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Union, charged Sunday with driving under suspension, littering, failure to appear, burglary, and petit larceny.

— Brandy Leann Gory, 31, 1611 Main St., Buffalo, charged Sunday with petit larceny.

— Matthew James Haney, 35, 1470 Meadow Woods Road, Buffalo, charged Monday with malicious injury to property.

— Nathan Harold Smith, 19, 119 Poppy Lane, Union, charged Monday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

— Timothy Edward Atchley, 39, 912 Norman Boulevard, Gaffney, charged Tuesday with trespassing.

— Jeffrey Boyd Sizemore, 47, 1800 Belua Drive, Union, charged Tuesday with trespassing.

— Dielenta Lacleve Brannon, 26, 317 Eisontown Road, Jonesville, issued a citation Tuesday for simple possession of marijuana.

— Ralph West Jr., 48, 144 Haney Road, Buffalo, charged Tuesday with domestic violence.

— Donnie Wayne Sumner, 44, 129 Buffalo St., Buffalo, charged Wednesday with malicious injury to property.

— Thomas Matthew Walker Jr., 33, 164 Bluegrass Drive, Union, charged Wednesday with failure to register as a sex offender.

— Paul Anthony Smith Jr., 28, 304 Mount Joy Church Road, Jonesville, charged Wednesday with escape.

— Justin Lomax Norwood, 34, 2305 Gadsen St., Columbia, charged Wednesday with simple possession of marijuana and issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Ashley Michele Gregory, 18, 500 Oakland Road, Union, charged Wednesday with grand larceny.

— James Devon Morris, 17, 149 Stevens Road, Union, charged Wednesday with grand larceny.

— A 14-year-old juvenile offender charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.

— Charles Ray Riggins, 60, 428 Bob Little Road, Union, charged Thursday with distribution of a Schedule IV drug and attempting to purchase more than 9 grams of Ephedrine in a 30-day period

— Willie Arthur Kershaw, 56, 120 Dover Road, Jonesville, charged Thursday with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents this week.

Burglaries

— On Tuesday a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Eisontown Road in the Jonesville area in reference to a burglary. When the deputy he arrived he was met by the victim who said someone had taken his window air conditioning unit and a 32 inch flat screen TV.

The victim said he returned home and found his air conditioning unit had been taken from his bedroom window. He then went inside and found that his TV had also been taken.

The report states the deputy looked for any visible evidence but did not find any. A victim’s form was then issued and photographs of the scene taken. The case will be turned over to investigations.

It further states that the stolen items have a combined value of $400.

— Deputies responded Sept. 16 to a residence on Lovers Lane Road in the Union area in reference to a burglary. The victim said she had left Union on Feb. 26 and then returned that day to find the padlock on her front door had been removed and left laying on a table inside the building. She said that when she left in February her front yard and the insider of her residence had been clean, but when she returned she found someone have put a lot of junk in the front yard. The victim said they had also put some items inside her residence as if they had been using it as a storage unit.

In addition to the condition of her property, the victim said she also discovered the following items were missing from her home:

• A DVD player — $30

• A TV converter with outside TV antenna — $125

• A man’s necklace with a magnetic cross gray in color — $30.

• Various types of Christmas gifts — $200

— A Buffalo resident reported Sept. 17 that someone broke into her home on Hightower Road and stole a 55-inch LG flat screen TV from her living room.

The report states the thief or thieves apparently entered the residence by busting out a window of a back bedroom and then exited through the front door. It further states that nothing else appeared to be missing.

The victim left her home around 1 p.m. and incident was discovered around 2 p.m. Sept. 17. She was advised that the case would be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

— Deputies were dispatched Sunday to a resident on the Jonesville-Lockhart Highway in the Union area in reference to a burglary. The victim told them that when she returned home she noticed there was a 55-gallon barrel at her kitchen window. She moved the barrel back to where it came from and then, as she was about to enter her house, she noticed the window screen lying on the ground. The victim said she then looked up and saw the window was open. She said she then got back in her vehicle and went up the street and called her husband who in turn called 911. The victim said she also called her neighbor and he went in the house to make sure no one was inside.

The report states the deputy then went inside the house with the victim to see if anything was missing. The report states several dishes were on the floor having been knocked off the counter top when the burglar entered through the window.

After looking through the house, the victim told the deputy the following items were missing:

• $300 in cash from a computer desk.

• A Size 6 silver band ring with diamonds on each side and a green stone in the middle ($250).

• A Size 6 stainless steel ring with no design on the band ($20).

• A Size 6 gold band pearl ring ($215).

• A Size 6 Infinity silver band ring in diamonds ($200).

• Various types of antibiotic medication, value unknown.

All the missing rings were from a jewelry box on the bedroom dresser.

The report states an investigator was called to the residence and processed the scene. The victim was advised that if she found anything else to be missing to call the Sheriff’s Office and it would be added to the report.

Larcenies

— On Sept. 16, deputies responded to a residence on Monarch Highway in reference to a larceny. When they arrived they were told by the victim that he has a black 2005 Jeep Liberty he has been working on. The victim said when he arrived at the residence that morning all four of the factory aluminum rims and tires on the vehicle were missing. He said that 20-25 Purdy paintbrushes were also missing.

The victim said he last saw the rims and the tires on Sept. 15 around 8 p.m. He described the rims as being 16 inches and valued at $100 apiece.

The report states the victim was issued a victim’s form and that incident would be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

The stolen tools and vehicle parts have a combined value of $700.

— On Monday, a deputy was flagged down by a resident on the Monarch Highway in the Union area. The victim said that his push lawnmower had been stolen. He said he’d last seen the mower around 9 a.m. the previous day. He said he’d had several things taken in the past couple of weeks from his home.

The report states the incident will be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office. It further states that the lawnmower is valued at $140.

— Also on Monday, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Georgia Road in the Union area on a larceny call. The victim told the deputies that sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. that morning some got into her car and took her identification, a Pay Pal card, a BB&T card, and $20 in cash. She said that she had called her bank and canceled the bank card and the Pay Pal card but that the Pay Pal card had been used at the Li’L Cricket in Buffalo.

The report states the incident will be investigated by the Sheriff’s Office.

— A deputy also met Monday with a representative of the City of Union about the theft of water and power from a residence on Bird Street in the Union area.

The incident report states that the theft occurred between 8 a.m. Aug. 10 and 3 p.m. Monday. It further states that $28.15 worth of water was stolen and $52 worth of power was stolen.

Attempted Burglary

— A deputy was also dispatched Monday to a residence on Eisontown Road in the Jonesville area in reference to an attempt burglary. The victim told the deputy that he had somewhat moved into the residence and had a few things stored there. He said that when he arrived there on Sept. 16 he found that someone had attempted to gain entry to the residence by breaking a window and attempting to remove a window unit air conditioner. While nothing was missing, the victim said the window was damaged.

The deputy photos of the damage and advised the victim that a report would be done.

Damage to the window is estimated at $200.

Vandalism

— On Sunday, deputies responded to a report of vandalism to a vehicle at a residents on Oakland Road in the Union area. The victim said that the some cut three of the tires on her silver 2009 Lexus. She said that she last saw the car around 11:30 p.m. the previous day and saw the car around 10:45 a.m. and discovered three of the four tires were flat.

The victim said she had been in Union County for a wedding the previous night and she did not know who could have done this to her vehicle. She said the three tires have a combined value of $600.

The victim said the three tires are valued at $600. She said she did not know who could have done this to her vehicle.

The deputy took pictures of the stab marks on the tires. The incident will be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

Counterfeiting

— The manager of the Dollar General story located at 102 Post Office Drive, Jonesville, reported Wednesday that someone had passed a fake $10 bill at the store. The fake bill was discovered after the deposit was sent to the bank. It was collected as evidence and the case was passed along to investigations.

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