The clerk told a deputy from the Union County Sheriff’s Office a white male, possibly with blonde hair and wearing a green camouflage hoodie and gray sweatpants walked into the store and handed her a note. The note, which was written in pencil on a piece of an envelope, read “Give me all the money. Don’t try anything or I shoot.”
When she read it, the clerk said she laughed at the man who then left the store and walked out of sight around the right side of the building.
The store, which is located at 1508 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, was not the only business visited by the robber that night. The report states a customer told the deputy the man had been in a grocery store on SC 9 a few minutes earlier. Deputies went to the other store and met with the clerk who told them the man had tried to buy cigarettes but didn’t have the money to pay for them and left the store. In attempting to make the purchase, the man showed his ID to the clerk who recalled the date of birth was 1980. The clerk said the man left in what appeared to be a white Honda, headed in the direction of the convenience store he attempted to rob.
Deputies reviewed surveillance footage from both stores and confirmed that it was the same man.
A neighbor looking out for another neighbor may have prevented a burglary Thursday evening.
The incident report states a deputy was dispatched to Gaffney Highway in Jonesville in reference to an attempted break-in. When the deputy arrived he spoke with the complainant who said he had heard a noise coming from the residence across the road at 1475 Gaffney HIghway. He said he knew his neighbor wasn’t home so he walked over and saw two white males running through the woods. They got into a dark-colored 1980s model Chevy truck and drove away.
The man said he went to the house and found the padlock on the shop had pry marks where someone had tried to force it open. There was a black tree tool at the foot of the door which had fresh marks on it. He said it didn’t appear anything had been stolen.
Damage to the door was estimated at $20.
Assault And Battery
Dropping off garbage turned violent Thursday night for a 17-year-old when he was punched in the face.
The teen’s father told deputies his son was hit in the face by a man for no reason. The boy said he had walked to the dumpster at Joe’s Mobile Home Park, 1732 West Springs Highway, just after 9 p.m. to drop off some trash. He was on his way back when he said a man walked up to him and asked where someone lived. The teen said he was pointing to the residence the man had asked about when the man hit him.
After being hit, the teen said he went home and told his father what happened. The father then walked over to the residence the assailant had asked about and spoke to the resident. The man said he had been on the phone when the incident took place and didn’t see or hear anything.
The assailant is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, 5’10, 190 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a black hat, black shirt and blue jeans.
Thieves cut holes in the side of a building during the burglary of a local business that resulted in the theft and/or damage of $1,600 worth of property.
Deputies were dispatched to 1243 Riley Road on Monday morning in response to a report of a burglary. The owners said they left their business just after noon Friday and when they returned shortly after 7 a.m. Monday they found a forklift had been moved and that a 50 KVA Model 3-24-50 Rocker Arm Spot Welder had been knocked over and damaged. As they looked around the property they found that a 200 Amp Miller Model Millermatic 250 DX Mig Welder (Serial No. LB385162) was missing. They also found someone had cut two holes in the side of the aluminum building to gain entrance. The side door to the building was closed but unlocked and the owners said they locked all doors before leaving. They added they believed a piece of pipe from the welder that was knocked over had also been taken.
The welder that was taken has an estimated value of $500 and damage to the other welder was estimated at $500. Damage to the building was estimated at $500 and a propane tank valued at $100 was also reported stolen.
Sometime between March 10 and April 2 $300 worth of copper was stolen from a trailer at 287 Old Pump Station Road by literally pulling it out of the walls. The owner told the responding deputy the thief or thieves cut the wire from the outside breaker box then pulled the wire from all the walls inside.
Someone apparently tried to open a combination department store/liquor store in the parking lot of the South Hill Softball Complex but simply made a mess early Sunday morning.
The incident report states a deputy on patrol around 3 a.m. discovered the parking lot littered with hair care products including brushes, a hair dryer and curling irons along with hand lotion, a pocketbook, bathrobe and a large amount of inexpensive costume-type jewelry.
Also found at the scene was a partially full bottle of whiskey.
The report states many of the items still had store tags on them although there was nothing in the way of identification. The deputy was unsure whether the items had been discarded, lost or thrown out as part of an altercation. The total value of the items is unknown.
The following persons were arrested by the sheriff's office:
Gary Lee Forney, 35, 299 Hilltop Avenue, Concord, NC, charged Saturday with public drunk.
Lakiata Meshonda Lott, 26, 112 Harris Drive, Union, charged Sunday with illegal use of telephone.
Shirley Faye Kershaw, 49, 443 Whitlock Lake Road, Jonesville, charged Saturday with breach of peace.
John David Pearson, 38, 608 Sharondale Court, Spartanburg, charged Sunday with simple possession of marijuana.
Trina Lenora Strong, 54, 207 Floyd Road, Spartanburg, charged Sunday with simple possession of marijuana.
Tyson Vance Riddings, 26, 207 Floyd Road, Spartanburg, charged Sunday with simple possession of marijuana.
Latevin Pashaw Brannon, 18, 439 Eison Town Road, Jonesville, charged Monday with breach of peace.
Several plead guilty in General Sessions Court
The following persons pleaded guilty Monday before Judge John C. Hayes III in General Sessions Court:
Robert Campbell, 153 Pearson Road, Belton, to possession of methamphetamine, six months suspended upon a $500 fine to be paid within 30 days.
Shawn Everhart, 141 Oakgrove Road, Lot No. 1, Union, to criminal domestic violence second offense, one year suspended upon six months, 18 months probation and $500 paid to the Public Defenders Fund.
Lamarcus Glenn, 123 Dupree Farm Road, Buffalo, to driving under suspension third offense or more, six months; to being a habitual traffic offender, six months; sentences concurrent and deferred until April 12.
Chane Hardy, 402 South Mountain St., Union, to manufacturing marijuana, 30 days, sentence suspended; to distribution of crack cocaine first offense, three years; to distribution of crack cocaine with proximity of a school or park, 10 years suspended upon three years and five years probation; possession of a controlled substance first offense, six months; sentences concurrent.
Travelle Jennings, 163 Hill St., Carlisle, to possession with intent to distribute marijuana first offense, one year, sentence deferred until April 19.
Andre Jeter, 409 South Church St., Union, to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, five years, sentence concurrent with federal gun sentence.
Paige Jeter, 206 Richards St., Union, to possession with intent to distribute marijuana second offense, six months suspended upon one year probation and $500 paid to the Public Defender Fund.
Austin Payne, 153 Conley Circle, Union, to criminal sexual conduct third degree, 10 years suspended upon four years; to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, 10 years suspended upon four years; sentences concurrent.
Steven Shoop, 120 Park Drive, Union, to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, three years suspended upon three years probation, restitution and $500 paid to the Public Defender Fund.
Christopher Spencer, 246 Frank Hill Loop, Union, to criminal domestic violence first offense, 30 days suspended; to unlawful carrying of a handgun, one year suspended upon one year probation and $500 paid to the Public Defender Fund; sentences concurrent.
Brian Walker, 1401 Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesville, to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, five years suspended upon six months and $500 paid to the Public Defender Fund.