What began as a traffic stop for a suspended driver’s license ended with a Union man facing drug charges.
Preston Recado Beaty, 24, 114 Sunset Lane, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with driving under suspension seventh offense, being a habitual offender, and possession of a controlled substance.
The incident report states that just before 5 p.m. Thursday, an officer on patrol in the area of Rice Avenue observed Beaty at the wheel of a black Chevy Impala at the intersection of Hick Street and Rice Avenue. The officer knew that Beaty’s driver’s license was suspended and turned around his patrol vehicle to make a traffic stop. As he attempted to catch up to the Impala, the report states Beaty was trying to get away. The officer caught up with Beaty at Wedgewood Court.
As the officer exited his patrol vehicle, the report states Beaty exited the Impala and attempted to flee on foot but the officer was able to apprehend him. With the help of another officer, the responding officer was able to take Beaty to the ground and handcuff him. The officer then checked Beaty’s license to verify that it was suspended and, when this was confirmed, placed Beaty under arrest and transported him to jail.
While at the jail, the report states officers found two round white pills believed to be Hydrocodone wrapped in wax paper in Beaty’s right front pocket.
Criminal Domestic Violence
A Union man was arrested after he allegedly kicked in a door and punched a woman.
Joey Lee Rice, 41, 308 Wilbur St., Union is charged by the public safety department with criminal domestic violence.
The incident report states that on Feb. 28, an officer answered a call at Rice’s residence. The victim said Rice had kicked in her front door and assaulted her. The woman said Rice had knocked on her door, but she’d refused to open it. She said she made several statements to Rice that made him very angry including that she was tired of arguing with him and that he didn’t have a job.
After she’d made these and other statements, the victim said Rice told her if she didn’t open the door he would kick it in. She said she refused to open the door and that was when he kicked it in, damaging it. Once inside, the victim said Rice punched her on the top of her head, causing her to see flashes of light and fall to the floor. She said Rice hit her in the mouth causing a tooth to loosen.
The report states photos were taken of the damaged door and the mouth area of the victim. The victim declined medical treatment by EMS but did give the officer a written statement and accepted a victim’s advocate form.
Rice was taken into custody Thursday morning.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Anna Maria Jones, 24, 32 Union St., Whitmire, charged Thursday with petit larceny.
Jessica Rose Marchbanks, 22, 238 Haywood St., Buffalo, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
James Robert Mobley, 43, 132 Bedrock Road, Spartanburg, charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.
Jarvis Sentiel Cunningham, 23, 112 Standpipe St., Union, charged Wednesday with open container.
Ida Nicole Walker, 31, 120 Eubanks St., Union, charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.
Linda Marie Rhinehart, 33, 203 Churchill St., Union, charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.
Jessica Monique Rice, 23, 308 Alman St., Jonesville, charged Saturday with purse snatching.
Amanda Dale Wright, 18, 185 Milam Road, Clinton, charged Saturday with shoplifting.
Eugene Edward Boulware II, 20, 200 Baron St., Union, charged Friday with disorderly conduct.
Kenneth Gerald Walton, 48, 115 215 Loop, Union, charged Friday with disorderly conduct.