The boy was charged Friday by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with indecent exposure and committing a lewd act on a minor. The boy’s name was not released because of his age. His case will be handled in Family Court.
Lewis Jeter, assistant superintendent for personnel and student services with Union County Schools, said the bus driver had made school administration aware that there was a problem before a parent of one of the girls made a report to the sheriff’s office. Jeter said the boy had already been removed from school and no longer was riding the bus when the report was made.
Two girls, who are 14 and 15, told Sgt. Dee Haney that the boy made one of them touch his private parts and also asked the other girl to touch him.
The girl forced to touch the boy said he told her if she told on him he would kill her. The girls said the boy had exposed himself on more than one occasion on the bus.
The incidents occurred on a school bus near the Riley Road between May 4 and May 11, the day the report was taken.
Authorities said an inmate at the Union County Detention Center was angry about a change in the barbering policy when he charged at an officer.
Christopher Chamberlain, 35, of 105 Hodges St., Union, was charged Sunday by the sheriff’s office with malicious damage to property and assaulting a police officer. He is being held in the Union County Jail.
Detention Center Director Niel McKeown said there was a change in the facility’s policy and only two inmates were designated as barbers. Chamberlain didn’t agree with this and tried to take possession of clippers owned by the county.
Officer Albert Roark took the clippers away from Chamberlain.
Chamberlain later came to the booking office. As Roark opened the door, Chamberlain tried to force his way in by charging at Roark. Roark’s arm was cut when he had to push the door back to keep Chamberlain out.
Roark called for assistance from deputies to put Chamberlain in a holding cell. While in the cell, Chamberlain did $1,300 damage to the door.
McKeown said Chamberlain is serving a six-month sentence for failure to pay child support. He began serving the sentence in November.
Chamberlain was arrested approximately three years ago for causing similar damage at the detention center.
Fugitive from justice
A Union man is accused of being a fugitive from justice in Texas.
Patrick Fowler Vinson, 34, was taken into custody Friday by the sheriff’s office on Airport Road. Vinson gave authorities an address in Corsicana, Texas.
A report said Vinson had been living in Texas and was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Gregg County charging him with theft of property. Sheriff David Taylor received a tip that Vinson was on Airport Road. Texas authorities sent confirmation that they would extradite Vinson.
Vinson was taken into custody by Chief Deputy Perry Haney and Master Sgt. Troy Brewington. The report said Taylor signed a fugitive from justice warrant on Vinson and he will be detained at the Union County Jail until extradition.
Kimberly Hope Moore, 22, of 408 Meansville Road, Union, was charged Saturday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A report said Deputy Roger Hill and Reserve Deputy James Wicks were called to a disturbance between a juvenile and his mother at the Moore home. As Hill was approaching the door of the residence, he could hear someone running down the hallway of the mobile home. Hill asked adults present if the boy was there. Ms. Moore said no and gave permission to search. As Hill approached the rear of the residence he could see the back door was ajar. Ms. Moore said the door stayed open, but Hill could see two sets of footprints leading into the woodline behind the trailer.
Hill found the boy officers were looking for, who is 16, and another boy behind the trailer and took them into custody. The report said the 16-year-old was charged with assault for threatening to kill his mother and also charged with being a runaway. He was released to the custody of his mother.
The 15-year-old was charged with hindering police officers and disorderly conduct. A report said he kicked the window of a patrol car after he was taken into custody. He was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
An employee of the Union County Carnegie Library told Officer Curtis Eubanks Friday that someone broke into her vehicle and took her purse while she was at work.
The report said the passenger side window of the vehicle was broken sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and the black and brown Aigner purse with shoulder straps was removed. The purse is worth $100, contained $350 in cash and $200 damage was done to the vehicle.
Two large rocks were found beside the vehicle.
Later on Friday, a woman on South Mountain Street behind a vacant house.
On 340 Deepwater Road, a victim told Sgt. Dee Haney Friday that someone took a 2005 Honda ATV from the front yard. it is worth $5,800.
On 1303 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, a victim told Haney Saturday that he came home and found someone had forced open the door and had taken two large house speakers worth $600, a DVD/CD player worth $1,700 and had pushed over a big screen TV. The victim said the items were rented from a rent to own company.