UNION COUNTY — A Buffalo man was arrested Monday evening for, first, allegedly assaulting a woman and locking her in his house, and, second, for allegedly having drugs including methamphetamine in his vehicle.
William Shane Vanderford, 40, 115 Joe Eubanks Road, Buffalo, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
The incident report states that on Monday, Aug. 21, a deputy responded to a residence on Mount Lebanon Road in the Buffalo area. The report states that when the deputy arrived he spoke with the complainant who said that a family member had come to his house and said that her boyfriend, Vanderford, had assaulted her and locked her inside his residence at 115 Joe Eubanks Road.
The report states that the deputy went inside the complainant’s residence and found the victim on the couch with multiple injuries.
Vanderford was taken into custody that evening and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault.
A supplemental incident report states that the deputy taking Vanderford into custody was informed by another deputy about what had happened. The report states the deputy taking Vanderford into custody went to the back of the courthouse and located Vanderford’s vehicle, a white 1987 Dodge Dakota sitting in the parking area and locked. It states that with the assistance of another deputy, the deputy began conducting an inventory search of the vehicle before it was towed off county property after Vanderford was placed under arrest.
Using a key take from Vanderford when he was searched, the report states one of the deputies opened the passenger side door of the vehicle and located a grocery bag containing a gallon-sized plastic Ziplock-type bag. The report states that inside the plastic bag was a blue case that contained a small quantity of methamphetamine, a syringe, a dope spoon with residue on it, a small piece of cotton, and two hypodermic needles. It states that under the driver’s seat a deputy found a needle loaded with a clear liquid which field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. In addition, the report states a deputy found a quantity of a Schedule III controlled substance (Buprenorphine) and a quantity of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Clonazepam) scattered throughout the vehicle.
All the narcotics seized from the vehicle were sealed in a BEST pack for testing by SLED.
The report states that the lead deputy on the case would seek warrants from the Union County Magistrate’s Office for possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
In addition, the report states that a white screen cell phone was found in the driver’s side floorboard and also taken into evidence. It states this was done because it might possibly have evidence of the assault on the victim.