A report said a clerk at KC Mart on 439 North Duncan By-Pass told Sgt. Jeff Wright that a black man dressed in all black clothes and a gray mask entered the store shortly before midnight, pointed a gun at her, cursed her, and told her to “put the money in the bag.”
The clerk said she complied and the man took the bag and ran from the store.
The robber was described as being around 6 feet,1 inch tall and had a small frame. The man had dredlocks. The bag used in the robbery was blue and had a string tie.
Deputies and public safety officers set up a perimeter around the store and used a K-9 unit to search the area, but didn’t locate the man.
Two arrested in fight
Two people were arrested Saturday after a fight that drew a large crowd on Lybrand Street.
Ronnie Shane Vanderford, 23, of 2955 Santuc Highway was charged by the public safety department with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, two counts of malicious damage to property, drawing in affray and criminal domestic violence. Landon Blaine Turner, 21, of 105 Lybrand St., was charged with assault and battery.
Officers were called to 105 Lybrand St. around 10 p.m. on Friday. Officer Scott Hood found 15 or 20 people standing in the roadway, including Vanderford, who was bleeding from the face. Vanderford said Turner had struck him in the head and face.
Turner told Hood the reason he struck Vanderford was Vanderford had struck and cursed his 38-year-old mother, who is Vanderford’s girlfriend.
The woman said Vanderford had struck her in the arm, causing redness and swelling. Further investigation showed Vanderford also had struck a 19-year-old girl there in the back of the head with a glass candle holder, scratched her 1991 Acura Legend and damaged a pancake griddle.
Vanderford also is accused of drawing a black-handled kitchen knife and threatening to harm his girlfriend and Turner.
Fredrick Neal “Tank” Fleming, 44, of 317 South Mountain St., was charged Sunday by the Union Public Safety Department with malicious damage to property, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and disorderly conduct.
A report said PFC Eddie Williams was called to the Fleming home after it was reported that Fleming had thrown a rocking chair at his 73-year-old mother.
When Williams arrived, another relative at the house said he had thrown bricks through two front glass storm doors and broken out two other windows on the outside of the house. She said he also threw a brick and hit her in the shoulder.
The report said Fleming was standing in the roadway and became loud and boisterous and caused a disturbance.
Fleming’s mother told officers he did throw a chair at her but he didn’t hit her.
Damage to the residence was estimated at $1,100.
John Edward Fleming, 51, of 1105 Arthur Boulevard was charged Sunday with driving under suspension, second offense, and possession of a controlled substance.
A report said Sgt. Jermaine Smith spotted Fleming driving Sunday with no seat belt on. Smith asked Fleming for his driver’s license and a check showed it was suspended. At the Union County Jail, Officer Derrick O’Shields searched Fleming and confiscated from him a bottle containing four Hydrocodone tablets.
Thefts and damage
At the dead end of Hill Street, a victim told Cpl. Scott Farr Sunday that someone took a cast iron bathtub he used to water cattle in a pasture there. It is worth $50.
On 200 Brockman Heights, a victim told Farr on Saturday that someone slashed three tires on his 2001 Cadillac Deville. Damage was estimated at $320.
Friday, a victim on 581 Lemonade Road, Pacolet, told Sgt. Russell Vinson that someone stole her Flash Keeway moped that was chained to a pole outside her residence. The victim said the green moped had less than 20 miles on it and she paid $1,350 for it.
Saturday, a man on 128 Monro St. told Sgt. Jeff Wright with the sheriff’s office that someone broke a window out of his home. Damage was estimated at $100.
On 1062 Main St., Buffalo, a victim told Cpl. Wendy Childers he was awakened Sunday by the sound of breaking glass. He found his front living room window broken. Nothing was located that could have broken the window. Damage was estimated at $30.