Student charged with disturbing school
by Derik Vanderford Staff Writer
UNION — A 16-year-old student who was determined to be a threat to the Union County High School student body — and possibly other schools within the district — has been charged with disturbing school.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Sheriff David Taylor was notified by school officials that an incident had occurred with a 16-year-old student.
According to the report, the incident took place on Sept. 30, causing a disruption in the normal routine of school events. After school officials completed their investigation, it was determined that the 16-year-old was a possible threat to the Union County High School student body and possibly other schools within the district. After making that determination, the sheriff’s office was notified, and the ensuing investigation made the same determination.
After a review of all facts of the case, the teen was charged with disturbing school under South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-17-420.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office also reported the following arrests:
— James Christopher Bonanno, 23, of 103 Pine St., Buffalo, was charged with driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs around 2:15 p.m. Oct. 5.
— Ashley Anita Sumner, 19, of 129 Buffalo St., Buffalo, was charged with petit larceny and theft of a controlled substance around 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
— The owner of a property on Vanderford Road, Union, reported on Oct. 4 that scrap metal had been stolen from the property. The complainant stated he was missing a 100-foot cable valued at $50, a set of 36-inch Hyster forks valued at $75, and numerous pieces of scrap conduit valued at $50.
— A resident of Old Buncombe Road, Buffalo, reported on Oct. 6 that several items were stolen from his yard. The complainant stated he is in the process of moving and had left several items in his yard overnight. Items missing include a red tool box containing assorted tools valued at $400, a green duffel bag containing hunting supplies valued at $200, a silver Skill saw valued at $40, and assorted children’s toys valued at $100.
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Chane Traindous Hardy, 30, of 402 S. Mountain St., Union, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 2:45 a.m. Oct. 5.
— Rockeem Mandrell Stevens, 23, of 949 Tinker Creek Road, Union, was charged with assault and battery around 10 a.m. Oct. 6. According to the arrest warrant, Stevens pushed a woman and struck her about the face while at an address on Lipsey Street in Union.
— Jacob Taylor Wade, 20, of 103 Sprouse St., Union, was charged with consumption of alcohol under age 21 around 4:40 a.m. Oct. 6.
— Reginald Lewis Smith, 48, of 301 Lipsey St., Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 1:35 p.m. Oct. 6.
— Carra Beth Austin, 20, of 206 Osborne St., Union, was charged with malicious damage to property around 11:50 a.m. Oct. 5. According to the arrest warrant, Austin broke a glass window after a verbal altercation at an address on Woodrow Street in Union.
— Adam Chance Parkins, 17, of 2409 Lockhart Highway, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 11:15 p.m. Oct. 4. According to the incident report, Parkins took a cell phone case from Wal-mart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union.
— Austin Travis Patton, 18, of 125 Arrowhead Road, Gaffney, was charged with shoplifting around 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5. According to the incident report, Patton took cold tablets, sunglasses, earrings and beer — valued at $48.51 — past all points of sale at Wal-mart in Union.
— Steven Lamont Smith, 32, of 107 Scott St., Union, was charged with assault and battery around 2:15 p.m. Oct. 4. According to the arrest warrant, Smith struck one man in the shoulder and another man in the face while at an address on Lybrand Street, Union.
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