A home invasion in which a woman was held at gunpoint and a man attacked is being investigated by the Union Public Safety Department.
Officers were dispatched to a residence at 203 Lakewood Drive on Thursday night in response to a report of a home invasion. One of the vctims told the officers that around 9:30 p.m. she heard a knock at her front door. When she opened the door to see who it was she was confronted by two black males wearing masks, one of whom was armed with a rifle. She said the man pointed the rifle at her and forced her to sit on the couch then walked down the hallway.
The woman said the man made his way to her brother’s bedroom, pointed the rifle at him and then struck her brother on his left wrist, causing a small cut. She said he then ran out of the house along with the other black male.
An undercover sting and a traffic stop landed three men in jail on drug charges this week.
Thomas Jefferson Hughes, 60, 143 Locus Pass Road, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with driving under suspension and crack cocaine.
Hughes was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was stopped by deputies as he drove along SC Hwy. 114. The incident report states the deputies stopped Hughes because they knew his license had been suspended. A license check confirmed this and he was arrested.
The report states a search of Hughes’ vehicle turned up two white, rock-like substances believed to be crack cocaine. A small glass pipe the report describes as commonly used to smoke crack was found in Hughes’ shirt pocket. He was transported to the Union County Jail and his car towed from the scene.
Michael Darrell Crowder, 38, 100 Harrison Grove Road, Roebuck, and Daniel Carroll Lewis, 19, 1348 Old Canaan Road, Spartanburg, are both charged by the sheriff’s office with distribution of a Schedule II narcotic.
The incident report states an undercover operative paid Crowder and Lewis $220 for Oxycodone at a restaurant on the Duncan Bypass on Wednesday afternoon. Crowder and Lewis were then arrested on U.S. Hwy. 176 and the marked bills used for the transcation recovered along with another $645 in cash. The two men were transported to jail and their vehicle towed from the scene.
Things went from bad to worse for a driver deputies attempted to stop early Friday morning.
Robert Marshall Mull, 48, 220 Eaves Road, Whitmire, is charged by the sheriff’s office with driving under the influence second offense, driving under suspension, failure to stop for a blue light, no vehicle license and no proof of insurance.
The incident report states deputies were on call on Eaves Road shortly after midnight when they spotted the vehicle driven by Mull. They had gotten reports the vehicle was being operated without a tag on it. The report states the deputies attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle did a u-turn and drove away. They pursused for approximately one mile before it pulled into a driveway on Eaves Road.
The report states Mull had a strong smell of alcohol about him, his license had been suspended and the vehicle was uninusured. Mull was transported to jail where the report states he refused to take a breath test.
In the vehicle with Mull was Adrianne Glenda Booker, 54, 4917 Springs Avenue, Carlisle, who the report states was arrested for public intoxication.
Two dogs were seized by the county for reportedly killing two chickens Wednesday morning.
A deputy was dispatched to 181 Riley Road where the owner of the chickens said they were killed by two white Great Pyranese dogs. The man said he was able to get the dogs into a fenced in trailer until Animal Control arrived. The dogs, along with photographic evidence, were taken by the county animal control officers. The dead chickens had a combined value of $15.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department:
Joe Lewis Davis, 42, 922 Lakeside Drive, Union, charged Friday with public drunk.
Amanda Kay Hughy, 23, 635 Browns Creek Church Road, Union, charged Thursday with forgery.
Winston Clinton Adams, 55, 101 Gallman St., Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
Adrian Lamar Smith, 38, 201 West Henrietta St., Union, charged Friday with disorderly conduct.
The following persons were arrested by the sheriff’s office:
Romail Porter, 17, 500 Green St., Union, charged Thursday with petit larceny.
Thomas Eric Whitner, 43, 100 Countryside Circle, Apt. 8B, Clinton, charged Thursday with public intoxication.
Danny Ray Davis, 32, 106 Cogdell Plaza, Apt. 106A, Union, charged Thursday with fraudulent check.
Richard Donald McBride III, 33, 308 Alman St., Apt. 12, Jonesville, charged Thursday with fraudulent check.
Martishia Krushatta Crawford, 28, 2017 West Springs Highway, Jonesville, charged Thursday with fraudulent check.
Ethel Hill Johnson, 54, 266 Goldville Road, Whitmire, charged Thursday with fraudulent check.
Kevin Lee Boyter, 25, 297 Sweet Water Drive, Buffalo, charged Thursday with communicating obscene messages.