UNION COUNTY — The Fourth of July weekend and the days following it were busy ones for local law enforcement personnel who made arrests for crimes ranging from drug possession to weapon violations to domestic violence to shoplifting and assault.
Domestic Violence, Drug Possession
A Union man ended up in jail on domestic violence and drug charges after being caught by deputies following a chase in automobiles and on foot.
Tyqwan Lamont Robertson, 35, 120 City View Circle, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with domestic violence second-degree and simple possession of marijuana.
The incident report states that on Friday, June 30, deputies were dispatched to 120 City View Circle in Union reference to a domestic disputed in which a male subject was kicking the door in. Prior to their arrival, the report states deputies were advised that the male subject had left the area in a dark burgundy car which made a right turn on to the Whitmire Highway.
The report states the responding deputies passed a burgundy car near the red light at South Duncan Bypass which proceeded north on South Pinckney Street. Deputies then turned around, but the report states the burgundy car made a left turn onto Shadow Drive. The report states that as the vehicle turned onto Shadow Drive, it turned in to a driveway and a black male passenger jumped from the back seat and ran from the car headed towards Bantam Chef.
Deputies followed the man on foot, running across Union Boulevard. The report states the man was apprehended behind the old Napa building. As they searched him, the report states deputies pulled two packages of a green plant material from his right front pocket. It states the man was then transported to the Union County Jail.
The report states deputies then went to 120 City View Circle to speak with the complainant who told them that she had been assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, Tyqwan Robertson. The complainant said she’d been sitting on the couch when she and Robertson got into an argument and he threw a pill bottle at her and assaulted her. She said she managed to run down the hallway, but Robertson chased her to her son’s bedroom where he punched and kicked her and pulled her hair. The complainant said he son called 911 and Robertson ran outside. She said she locked the front door, but Robertson kicked it in. The complainant said she saw Robertson get into her neighbor’s burgundy car and they drove off.
The report states the complainant had a lump on her right cheek and complained of a headache, but declined medical treatment.
Photos were taken and the report states deputies spoke with the complainant’s neighbors. The report states two people interviewed said they had just pulled up in the yard when Robertson opened the back door and got in and told them to take him to Enmark gas station. When they saw the blue lights on the patrol vehicle, they said Robertson told the driver to go. The driver said she turned on a side street, pulled in a driveway, and Robertson jumped from the car and ran away.
The report states a warrant would be sought for Robertson for domestic violence second-degree and that he was issued a ticket for simple possession of marijuana.
DUS, Habitual Traffic Offender
A traffic stop lead to a Buffalo man ending up in jail for allegedly being a habitual traffic offender and driving with a suspended license.
Boris Lamont Smith, 33, 176 Summer Valley Road, Buffalo, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with driving under suspension and habitual traffic offender.
The incident report states that on Friday, June 30, deputies were patrolling east on the Buffalo-West Springs Highway when a white Dodge mini-van turned off Industrial Road in front of them almost causing them to strike the vehicle in the rear. The report states deputies performed a traffic stop on the mini-van and asked the driver for his driver’s license. The driver, who the report identifies as Smith, said he didn’t have his wallet on him.
The report states that on running Smith’s name and date of birth, deputies determined that his license was under suspension and that he was a habitual offender. It states Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Union County Jail while his vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.
Possession Of A Controlled Substance
A report of a possible kidnapping lead to a Union woman and man being arrested on drug possession charges.
Vickie Lynn Boulware, 47, 101 Long Twelve, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of a controlled substance.
Monty Paul Caldwell, 49, 4902 Cross Keys Highway, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana.
The incident report states that on Friday, June 30, deputies were dispatched to a location on Cross Keys Highway in the Union area in reference to a possible kidnapping in progress. When they arrived, the report states deputies noticed a white truck in the parking lot, with a white female standing outside the passenger’s front door and a white male standing near the bed of the truck on the driver’s side. The report states the deputies spoke with the male who was later identified as Caldwell, explaining to him that they’d received a call about him kidnapping the female later identified as Boulware. It states Caldwell said Boulware was just drunk.
Deputies detained Caldwell and placed him in the back seat of the patrol unit. They then spoke with Boulware who the report states she wanted to go to her daughter’s house, but Caldwell would not take her there. As they talked with Boulware, the report states deputies noticed Boulware had something in her mouth. The report states she took a plastic sandwich bag out of her mouth. It states there were several green pills in it, some of them being whole and some crushed. The report states Boulware said the pills were for her seizures and that she kept them in her mouth to keep Caldwell from stealing them.
During a search of Boulware’s belongings, the report states deputies located a partial white colored pill in her purse. It states Boulward was then placed under arrest because of the pills the deputies had found.
Deputies went to driver’s side of the truck where they noticed a baggie containing a green plant material lying on top of a duffel bag near the location where Caldwell had been standing. The report states the during a further search of the duffel bag, deputies found three white colored pills, one of them with M367 stamped on it and the other two with IP204 stamped on them. It states Caldwell claimed the duffel bag as his but not the green plant material nor the pills.
The report states Boulware and Caldwell were then transported to the Union County Jail while all the pills and plant material were seized as evidence. It states that warrants would be sought for Boulware and Caldwell for possession of a controlled substance and a ticket was issued to Caldwell for simple possession of marijuana.
Unlawful Carrying Of A Pistol
A Moore man ended up in jail after a search of his car by law enforcement personnel turned up pistol under the driver’s front seat.
Jared Thomas Winbush, 26, 1119 Old Anderson Mill Road, Moore, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with unlawful carrying of a pistol.
The incident report states that on Saturday, July 1, deputies were assisting the SC Highway Patrol as they were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of Monarch School Road and Lockhart Highway. The report states one of the troopers was checking a driver that we suspected of driving under the influence. It states there was a Bud Light can in the cup holder of the white Dodge Magnum.
A search of the vehicle did not turn up any other alcohol, but the report states it did turn up a pistol under the front driver’s seat. It describes the pistol as a 9mm Smith & Wesson.
The report states the driver of the Dodge, identified as Winbush, said that the pistol was his and he was told he could have it under the seat as long as he did not have a round in the chamber.
Deputies then seized the pistol and the report states a warrant would be sought for Winbush for unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Assault And Battery
A Union woman ended up in jail after she allegedly attacked another woman who had ordered her to leave her home.
Christina Michaela Watts, 22, 255 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with assault and battery third-degree.
The incident report states that on Wednesday, June 28, deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Kissy Creek Circle in the Union area in reference to a fight in progress between two females. Deputies arrived and rode through the area but were unable to locate anyone outside. They were advised by dispatch that one of the women involved in the fight was at a location in the 200 block of Kissy Creek Circle and wanted to speak with them.
The deputy then went to the location and spoke with the complainant who say she was assaulted by Watts. The report states the complainant said that Watts and her boyfriend were visiting her and she found out that Watts had meth on her. It states the complainant said she told Watts she had to leave her home.
The report states an argument between the two women ensued with Watts grabbing the complainant by the hair and throwing her to the ground and hitting her in the face and choking her. It states that after the assault Watts and her boyfriend left the trailer park.
The report states the complainant had redness to her face and neck area, but did not require medical treatment.
It states that a warrant would be sought for Watts for assault and battery third-degree.
Watts was taken into custody on Sunday, July 2.
Unlawful Carrying Of A Handgun
A Spartanburg man ended up in jail after a search of his car by law enforcement turned up a pistol under the driver’s front seat of his car.
Earvin Jamal Jones, 30, 2479 Country Club Road, Apt. 3050C, Spartanburg, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with unlawful carrying of a handgun.
The incident report states that on Saturday, July 1, an officer was on Hicks Street when he observed a dark colored Dodge Challenger disregard a stop sign on Green Street and Hicks Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on the 100 block of North Boyce Street. The officer saw there were two people in the vehicle, one whom the report states the officer identified as Jones who was driving the car.
The officer advised Jones of the reason for the stop and the report states that while doing so smelled the strong odor of alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and could hear bottles moving. It states the officer went back to his patrol car when another officer showed up to assist. The report states Jones’ identification and was advised by communications that there was a Union County bench warrant on Jones. Another officer arrived to assist and the report states communications confirmed that the bench warrant on Jones was active and in the possession of a Union County Sheriff’s deputy.
Two of the officers then approached the driver’s side of the Challenger while the third approached the passenger side. The first officer then placed Jones under arrest while officer on the other side of the vehicle asked the passenger to step out of the car.
The report states that the first officer still smelled the strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle began searching it due to suspicion of there being an open container in it. It states that during the search the officer turned up .40 Smith & Wesson Hi-Point handgun with eight round in the magazine under the driver’s side seat. It further states the search also turned up four open beer bottles under the passenger’s seat.
Jones’ sister then arrived on the scene and offered to take his car so it would not have to be towed. The officer ran the sister’s identification through communications and Jones gave his permission for his sister to take the vehicle.
Jones was then transported to the Union County Jail. The handgun was confiscated and the report states a warrant would be sought on Jones for unlawful carrying of a firearm.
Shoplifting, Obtaining Goods By False Pretenses
Wakina Latreel Kirby, 41, 228 Old English Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with shoplifting.
Dameian DeClark Hill, 38, 204 Hicks Street, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with obtaining property by false pretense.
The incident report states that on Monday, June 26, an officer was dispatched to 513 North Duncan Bypass (Walmart) in reference to a shoplifter. Once on the scene, the report states the officer spoke with the store’s loss prevention officer who said that a black male and a white female had entered the store on Sunday, June 25 with nothing in their hands. The loss prevention officer said they went to the aisle with the speakers where the female selected a speaker. He said they went to the back where they returned with a Walmart bag with the speaker inside it.
The pair then split apart and the loss prevention officer said the male returned the speaker for money without prior purchase of the speaker. The loss prevention officer said that since the male did not have a receipt for the speaker he was given a gift card. He said the male then left customer service, got a shopping cart, and met with the female in groceries.
The report states the male was later identified as Hill and the female as Kirby.
Hill and Kirby were taken into custody on Friday, June 30.
Possession Of A Controlled Substance
Jamie Oraine Bell, 29, 1612 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with window tinting violation, driving under suspension, failure to maintain insurance, and possession of a controlled substance.
The incident report states that on Tuesday, July 4, an officer was on routine patrol traveling south on the North Duncan Bypass when he observed a silver Kia traveling north on the North Duncan Bypass with dark tinted windows. The report states the officer turned his patrol vehicle around, activated his blue lights, and initiated a traffic stop on the Kia. The officer advised dispatch he was making a traffic stop on the vehicle and giving tag number. The report states the officer reported the Kia was turning right onto Harwood Heights and was still traveling slow with its left signal light on. It states that the Kia continued on and the officer activated his siren and the vehicle finally stopped at a residence on Harwood Heights.
The report states the officer exited his patrol vehicle and went to the driver’s side of the Kia and identified himself to the driver. The officer advised the driver that he’d stopped him because of the dark window tint and asked him for his driver’s license. The report states the driver replied he did not have a license. It states the officer then asked him if he was Bell and the driver replied he was. The report states the officer then asked Bell to step out of the Kia and placed him under arrest for driving under suspension.
The report states the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana and advised Bell of this and asked for consent to search. It states Bell refused to give consent and was informed by the officer that he didn’t need his consent because he had probable cause to search the vehicle. The officer than another officer put Bell in his patrol vehicle and he began searching the Kia on the driver’s side. The report states a SC Highway Patrol trooper searched the passenger side and found two open containers of alcoholic beer which he placed on top of the vehicle and advised the officer about.
A deputy searched the driver’s side of the vehicle behind the driver’s seat while the officer searched the driver’s seat. In the process of searching the driver’s seat the report states the officer found a blue oval pill with the imprint GG258. The officer took photos of the pill and seized it as evidence.
The report states the officer continued to search the Kia but did not find any marijuana, but did see small pieces of residue all over the vehicle. The officer then got his window tint meter and checked the tint on the driver’s and passenger’s sides of the vehicle and the driver’s side read 5 percent and the passenger’s side 4 percent. He then took pictures of the window tint meter on the glass on both sides.
The officer then asked Bell who he wanted to have tow his vehicle and was told Greer’s. The officer then told the second officer to call Greer’s at the owner’s request. The second officer then stayed with the Kia while the first transported Bell to the Union County Jail.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office also filed the following charges against the following individuals.
— Theodore Walker Jr., 17, 1229 Arthur Boulevard, Union, issued a ticket on Saturday, July 1 for simple possession of marijuana.
— Tiffany Marie Roof, 27, 3418 Mt. Pleasant Circle, Chester, charged Friday, June 30 with two counts of petit larceny.
— Quintin Antonio Fleming, 33, 212 Carver Road, Taylors, issued a summons on Saturday, July 1 for possession of marijuana.
The Union Public Safety Department also filed the following charges against the following individuals.
— Jesse James Bradburn III, 18, 203 Stutts Avenue, Union, charged Friday, June 30 with driving under suspension second offense.
— Corey Anton Gilliam, 34, 492 Goldville Road, Whitmire, charged Friday, June 30 with disorderly conduct.
— Robin Diane Austin, 59, 174 Ellis Street, Union, charged Monday, July 3 with driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle.
— Christopher Chamberlain, 42, 210 Wallace Street, Union, charged Monday, July 3 with two city bench warrants and trespassing after notice.
— Marcus Deangelo Gossett, 36, 133 Bird Street, Union, charged Tuesday, July 4 with disorderly conduct.
— Frederick Anquan Jeter, 43, 300 Hamlet Street, Union, charged Monday, July 3 with disorderly conduct.
— Catrina Michelle Mitchell, 47, 302 West Main Street, Union, charged Tuesday, July 4 with driving without a driver’s license.
— Adam Kyle Reid, 27, 3551 Reavis Lane, Myrtle Beach, charged Thursday with driving under suspension.
— Corey Adam Johnson, 18, 219 Fairmont Street, Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
— Michael Logan Edwards, 29, 218 Fairmont Street, Union, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.