Solomon Maurice Gore, 18, who now gives his address as 309 South Church St., Union, was charged by the public safety department with giving false information to police and simple possession of marijuana. He is accused of violating probation in Spartanburg County.
A report said city officers and sheriff’s deputies were attempting to serve a warrant on 107 Lybrand St. and saw people there connected with Gore. They knew there was a warrant for Gore’s arrest and they asked the people living in the house for permission to search for Gore. They did not object.
Cpl. Tommy Hart with public safety and Sgt. Jeff Wright with the sheriff’s office went into the house. Hart found Gore sitting on a bedroom floor. Hart asked Gore his name and Gore said, “Derrick.”
Gore was handcuffed. Officers searched him and found a clear plastic bag containing what is believed to be marijuana. They also seized his cell phone and $55.
Gore’s arrest warrant from Spartanburg said he failed to report to his probation agent in April and the probation officer found out he had moved to Union County from Dogwood Club Road in Spartanburg. The warrant said Gore failed to inform the agent that he had moved and failed to tell the agent he had been arrested since his last report.
In January, Gore pleaded guilty in Union County Criminal Court to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was given a two-year sentence suspended to two years of probation. He was told to give 80 hours of public service. He originally had been charged with robbing a teen of his cell phone, but was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
On April 13, Gore was charged in Union County with possession of a handgun by a person convicted of a violent crime and violation of the South Carolina Gun Law.
The Gore home also was the location of a theft report Thursday. A 19-year-old girl there told Hart her friend rented a Playstation 3 from Rent-A-Center and someone stole it from the back seat of her Lexus.
On 125 East Lee St., a victim told Officer Rusty Young that someone spray-painted his white 2002 Chevrolet Impala entirely with black spray paint. Damage was estimated at $2,500.
On 1299 Maybinton Road, the theft of $2,000 worth of jewelry was reported Wednesday. The victim told Cpl. Roger Hill with the sheriff’s office that sometime between June 30 and Wednesday someone took from her residence a Masonic ring with burgundy stone, a pinky ring with burgundy design, a yellow gold diamond cluster, a white gold single diamond ring, a Princess ring with three small diamonds, a gold wedding ring, a gold wedding band with three diamonds and a Class of 1963 Sims High School ring.
Also on Wednesday, a victim on 285 Blackbottom Road told Hill that sometime between Monday and Wednesday someone entered her home and took $1,295 worth of jewelry. The jewelry was in two different jewelry boxes and included a set of dolphin earrings and necklace, an opal heart-shaped ring, a panda ring, a pink ice marquis ring, an 18-inch herringbone gold necklace, a 16-inch rope gold chain, a Mickey Mouse musical collector’s edition watch and a 16-inch rope chain.
On Whitlock Lake Road, a victim told Deputy Tim Gaston on Wednesday that someone took two chain saws from his utility building. They are Husqvarna 340 and 350 models, each worth $500.
Also on Wednesday, it was reported that someone tried to break into Tanglewood Baptist Church on 200 Velda Drive. Around $25 damage was done to a door. Entry was not gained.
A representative with the Salvation Army told Sgt. Wendy Childers Wednesday that someone entered a vacant house belonging to the organization on 101 Stone Ridge Road and took a TV, two game systems and around 23 games. The game systems were Nintendo Wii and XBox 360. The value of the stolen items is $2,523.