The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrest:
— Edmund Giles Jr., 55, of 141 McClure St., Union, was charged with assault and battery around 6:40 p.m. Feb. 5. According to the arrest warrant, Giles choked a woman during a physical altercation at an address on West Main Street, Union.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
— Paul McQuest Taylor, 42, of 4625 Sheraton Road, Columbia, was charged with criminal domestic violence-aggravated assault around 5:15 p.m. Feb. 5. According to the incident report, officers responded to Linersville Road, Buffalo, in reference to an assault around 2:50 p.m. Officers discovered Taylor had assaulted a woman with “a sock filled with asphalt and tied into a knot to make a blunt weapon” and fled into nearby woods. A K-9 unit was deployed, and Taylor was tracked for four miles. He was then transported to Union County Jail.
— Brandi Celeste Vicars, 34, of 1454 Peach Orchard Road, Union, was charged with breach of peace, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia around 6:30 a.m. Feb. 5.
— Rickey Dale Keasler Jr., 39, of 336 Johns Street, Union, was charged with driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to stop for a blue light around 11:35 a.m. Feb. 5.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
— A resident of Lucy Boler Road, Union, reported on Feb. 5 that someone entered his residence and stole a quantity of canned food from a bin in the kitchen and a quantity of frozen meat from his freezer. The complainant valued the food at $50.
— A resident of Elford Grove Road, Jonesville, reported on Feb. 5 that someone had broken into his home. Officers found that glass had been broken in a side door of the residence for entry. Missing items included a 37-inch Sanyo flat screen TV valued at $300, a tablet valued at $140, a safe valued at $50, an Ibanez guitar valued at $250, a 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun valued at $75, a Sears single-shot .22 rifle with scope valued at $100, a Tankgolio .32 caliber pistol valued at $250, $275 cash, and medication. Fingerprints were taken from the scene, and the case is under investigation.