Search under way for missing man

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Union man who called 911 Sunday night and whose car was subsequently found abandoned on the side of the road a day after a threatening message was found on the front door of his home.

The incident report states that on Sunday, July 30, a deputy was dispatched to the 2300 Cross Keys Highway area of Union around 9 p.m. in reference to an argument. The report states the deputy was advised by dispatch that a man had called in and stated someone was chasing him. It states dispatch then lost the caller and could not get him back on the line.

The report states the deputy arrived at the scene and found a black 2007 BMW that belonged to the complainant. It states the deputy was unable to locate the caller and called investigators to the scene.

The report identifies the complainant/owner of the vehicle as Kelvin Jerome Durham of 913 North Church Street, Union. He is described as a 24-year-old black male.

The incident is still under investigation.

While the Sheriff’s Office is investigating Durham’s disappearance, the Union Public Safety Department is investigating a threatening message found at Durham’s home the previous day.

The incident report states that on Saturday, July 29, an officer received a call to meet with the complainant at Hardee’s about a vandalism The report states that when the officer arrived the complainant, who lives at 913 North Church Street, Union, told him that she had found a message spray painted on the front door of her home. It states the complainant said the message was “I WILL KILL YOU.”

The report states the complainant said her grandson, Durham, was home but she had not had a chance to talk to him about the message. It states the complainant said she did not know who the message was meant for, but did mention that her grandson had recently been on foot and hit by a vehicle that left the scene.

The hit and run in which Durham was injured occurred on Thursday, July 10 on the 400 block of Brockman Heights in Union.

According to the incident report about the hit and run, an officer was dispatched to the incident scene and by the time he arrived Union County EMS had arrived on the scene and was treating Durham.

When interviewed by the officer, the report states Durham said he had been jogging down Brockman Heights when a black or blue vehicle hit him on the right side of his body (hip and upper leg). The report states Durham said the vehicle did not stop to check on him.

The report states the officer found a car mirror on the side of the road where Durham was laying.

The report states Durham said he was looking down as he was running and all of a sudden the vehicle hit him. It states Durham said he went over the top of the vehicle and landed on the shoulder of the road in the grass.

Durham was then taken to Union Medical Center for more treatment.

The incident was turned over to investigations for follow-up and a victim’s advocate form was given to Durham’s mother by the responding officer.

The report filed on the vandalism/threatening message at Durham’s home states that after interviewing Durham’s grandmother at Hardee’s, the responding officer went to the residence at 913 North Church Street and photographed the message on the front door. The report states the message was stenciled with white paint.

The report states there was a black BMW in the driveway but no one answered the door of the residence. The case has been forwarded to investigations.

Anyone with information about Durham and his possible whereabouts is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 864-429-1613 and anyone with information about the act of vandalism/threatening message found at his home is asked to call the Union Public Safety Department at 864-429-1713.

Car found abandoned after 911 call

By Charles Warner

[email protected]