Gerald Lamont “Jelly” Smith, 34, who had addresses on both 115 Cornwell St., and 200 Carson St., was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary. According to his information sheet from the Union County Jail, Smith was taken into custody at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
The 51-year-old victim on 101 Axle St. told PFC Eddie Williams she came home around 11 a.m. and heard a noise at the back of her house. She went into the kitchen and saw her blinds had been pulled down and the screen was broken. She saw a man attempting to go out the back door. She went to the door and saw it was Smith and asked what he was doing in her home.
The victim said Smith told her she had left the back door unlocked. The victim told Smith she was frightened. They walked to the front door and went on the porch and she told him she would try to find him somewhere to stay. She called 911 and Smith ran from the scene before officers arrived.
Smith’s arrest warrant, signed by Investigator Mickey Parker, said he entered the home on 101 Axle St. with the intent to commit a crime.
Smith has a lengthy criminal history, including having served federal prison time on drug charges.
Charged with conspiracy
A Chester man is accused of being involved with an attempt to purchase prescription drugs illegally in Union earlier this year.
Samuel Andrew Young, 27, of 2860 Cassels Road was charged Monday by the public safety department with conspiracy. He was taken into custody at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
His arrest warrant, signed by Parker, said Young conspired to obtain drugs by fraud or deceit at CVS Pharmacy.
A report said Cpl. Scott Farr was called to the pharmacy on 101 South Boyce St. on April 18. An employee said Young had presented the neatly written prescription and stated he had no insurance. She said she contacted the prescriber, Dr. Brandon Percival in Chester, who said he had not prescribed the medication and that Young had tried to pass the same prescription earlier that day at a pharmacy in Rock Hill. Farr remained in the area until the pharmacy closed but Young did not return.
The name of the drug Young was attempting to obtain was not listed on the report or the warrant.