UNION COUNTY — Arrests for drug possession, domestic violence, financial transaction theft and fraud, forgery, resisting arrest, and driving more than twice the speed limit while refusing to stop for the police were made by law enforcement during the past week in Union County.
Failure To Stop, Speeding
A Union man is facing charges after allegedly driving nearly 40 miles above the speed limit and refusing to stop for law enforcement.
Dudley Fincher Thompson, 17, 113 Duprey Farm Road, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with failure to stop for police and speeding more than 25 miles per hour.
The incident report states that Friday, Sept. 22 at approximately 3:15 p.m., a deputy was on patrol on Lakeside Drive when radar indicated a yellow Mustang was traveling at 72 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone near the Li’l Cricket Food Store. It states the deputy activated his patrol vehicle’s blue lights and siren and turned around in an attempt to stop the Mustang.
The report states the Mustang continued to speed away and turned left onto General Lee Drive, continuing at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. It states the Mustang crossed Pine Tree Lane and drove to Lakewood Drive. The report states the vehicle then turned right onto Lakewood Drive and drove to the intersection with Lakeside Drive. It states the Mustang was held up by oncoming school traffic, but when there was an opening then turned left onto Lakeside Drive.
The report states that at this point the deputy blocked the Mustang in front and another deputy blocked it from the rear.
The report states the driver of the Mustang was identified as Thompson who was taken into custody and transported to the Union County Jail for speeding 72 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone and failure to stop for police.
The report states the vehicle was released to a friend at the request of the owner. It states that deputies obtained a statement from the passenger in the Mustang was then released.
Possession Of A Controlled Substance
Kenneth Wayne Pegler Jr., 50, 114 Cedar Street, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of a controlled substance.
The incident report states that on Monday, Sept. 25, a deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Monarch Highway and East Forest Street in reference to a suspicious person. The report states the deputy saw the individual — which it identifies as Pegler — standing in front of a residence on Forest Drive. It states the deputy made contact with Pegler and asked what he was doing.
The report states he had ran from another person’s house because that person was upset about money he owed him. It describes Pegler as being very sweaty and appearing paranoid.
The report states the deputy asked Pegler what he owed the other person money for. It states Pegler would only say “you know.”
The report states the deputy then patted down Pegler and found a pill bottle in his front left pocket containing two green rectangular pills imprinted with S 90 3. It states the deputy recognized the pills as being 2mg of Alprazolam (Xanax) which it describes as a Schedule 4 controlled substance.
When asked about the pills, the report states Pegler said he was wearing his son’s pants and that the pills belonged to his son.
Pegler was then placed under arrested for possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Union County Jail.
Financial Transaction Card Fraud
A Union man is facing charges for allegedly stealing a deceased individual’s debit card and using it to fraudulently obtain more than $800.
Vincent Lee Owen, 35, 1158 Lakeside Drive, Union is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud.
The incident report states that on Friday, May 19 the victim came to the Public Safety Department and talked to an officer, telling him that someone had used her late father’s checking account. The report states the victim said the account was with Wells Fargo and in her name along with her sister’s. It states the victim said her father had passed away in December 2016, but that she had kept the account open to pay any bills that came in after his death.
The report states the victim said she had closed the account on April 18 and on May 15 she had received a statement in the mail from Wells Fargo and noticed that it had a lot of transactions on it she had not authorized. It states that the transactions had occurred after the victim’s father had died, with the first one taking place on Feb. 13. The report states the transactions involved funds totaling $818.67. It states that the victim noticed that an April 19 transactions had been to the City of Union Utility Department. The report states that the victim had called the Utility Department and been told that the transaction had been for a $46 residential power bill.
The report states the officer placed the copy of the statements in the evidence box in the watch room and gave the victim a victim’s form.
Owen was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 24 and charged with financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud.
The warrant for Owen’s arrest for financial transaction card theft states that he obtained the debit card that belonged to the deceased without the cardholder’s consent with the intent to use it.
The warrant for Owen’s arrest for financial transaction card fraud states that he used the debit card without the consent of the cardholder to make 26 fraudulent transactions totaling $817.89 from Amazon, Tobacco General, Google, Pizza Hut, La Fogata, Subway, Zaxby’s, and the City of Union between Feb. 10 and April 19.
A Union man ended up in jail for allegedly physically and verbally abusing his girlfriend.
Perry Lee Williams, 41, 100 McNease Street, #C-73, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with domestic violence second-degree.
The incident report states that on Sept. 23 an officer responded to a call at Williams’ residence in reference to an argument/disturbance between a man and a woman. While en route, the report states 911 dispatch advised the officer that the man had assaulted the woman.
When the officer arrived at the scene, the report states he observed a black male identified as Williams with his hands up in the air standing in the middle of the street.The report states Williams then laid down in the street with his hands behind his back as if he were being arrested. It states the officer asked Williams to get up so he could investigate the incident that had taken place.
The report states Williams said he and his girlfriend went out to Pap’s Bar. It states Williams said his girlfriend was supposed to pay his admission to the bar. The report states that Williams said when they got to the bar his girlfriend changed her mind and wanted to go in by herself. It states Williams said he became angry, thinking she had another man.
The officer then spoke with Williams’ girlfriend who the report states said she had been with Williams for 14 years and that he’d been beating on her all that time. The report states the victim said there’d been times she’d walked around with black eyes from the beatings. It states the victim said Williams physically, mentally, and emotionally abuses her.
The report states the victim said she’s used to weigh more than 400 pounds, but that because Williams was her man and she cared about what he thinks she underwent gastric bypass surgery. It states the victim said Williams appeared to be okay with her decision, but that ever since she’d lost 200 pounds from the surgery he’d become insecure and very, very physically and verbally abusive.
The report states the victim said Williams had been drinking that night even though he was not supposed to drink because of a head injury caused by a motorcycle accident. It states the victim said every time Williams drinks he becomes violent and verbally abusive like he did that night. The victim said that Williams had cursed her and accused her of messing with other men. She said that Williams had asked her who she was having sex with.
The report states the victim said she had picked up the phone to call the police because she was afraid and knew what Williams would do to her. It states the victim said Williams pushed her up against the door so hard it woke up her 17 year old daughter. The victim said she is afraid of Williams who she said told her that if he found her with someone else he would kill them both. She said she asked the officers to remember if something happens to her Williams would be responsible.
While the victim did not want to press charges, the report states that because of her testimony the officer advised her that Williams would be arrested for domestic violence second-degree.
Williams was then transported to the Union County Jail. The report states the victim declined to give a written statement but that a Victims Advocate form was issued.
Failure To Comply With Court Orders
Three people ended upon in jail for allegedly failing to comply with court orders and violation of home detention.
Tykisha Lashone Ruth, 40, 1313 Santuc-Carlisle Highway, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with failure to comply with court orders.
Gerald Dejuan Hughes Jr., 19, 311 Cambridge Drive, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with failure to comply with court orders.
Francis Dudley McGowan, 61, 1418 Peach Orchard Road, #Lot 12, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with violation of home detention.
The incident report states that on Thursday, Sept. 28 deputies responded to addresses on Santuc-Carlisle Highway and Cambrdige Drive in the Union area where they located individuals who under court order by a circuit court judge to be on house arrest. The report states the deputies had been advised that those individuals where not following the orders of the court and were to be detained at the Union County Jail until General Sessions Courts. It states that Ruth was located at the address on Santuc-Carlisle Highway and Hughes at the address on Cambridge Drive. Both were subsequently transported to the jail.
A note included in the report states that McGowan was not located at the time but was advised by family members upon returning home from work to report to the jail for violation of a court order.
Resisting Arrest, Drug Violations
A report of a disturbance ultimately lead to a Union man being arrested for resisting arrest and traffic and drug violations after leading deputies on a foot chase.
Christopher Deauntray Gist, 25, 121 Barnado Road, #3, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with violation of driving on a beginner’s permit, resisting arrest, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, and simple possession of marijuana other than first offense.
The incident report states on Thursday, Sept. 28, deputies received a call in reference to a disturbance on the Wildcat Road. While en route, the report states dispatch advised deputies that a male subject left in a blue Mustang going up Cross Keys Highway toward Union. The report states deputies saw the vehicle at the intersection of Cross Keys Highway and Riley Road and turned on their blue lights. It states the Mustang stopped in the parking lot of the old bowling alley.
The report states deputies identified the driver as Gist and asked him to step out of the vehicle. It states Gist began telling the deputies about the incident on Wildcat Road. The report states Gist gave a deputy his driver’s license and when the deputy ran it through NCIC it came back as a beginner’s permit.
Deputies then asked Gist if there was anything illegal in his car, and the report states Gist said not there was not. The report states Gist gave deputies permission to search the vehicle. It states that after a deputy came out of the vehicle and told Gist to put his hands behind his back, Gist ran away towards the wood line.
Deputies then pursued Gist on foot and the report states they attempted to use the X26 Taser on him, but it did not make contact. The report states deputies continued to pursue Gist into the woods behind the old bowling alley, but when they got in the woods they lost sight of him and began setting up a perimeter. It states Gist was down in the woods at the bridge on the Cross Keys Highway when another deputy went down into the woods and took him into custody without further incident.
The report states Gist was then placed under arrest and transported to Union Medical Center due to his bleeding and throwing up.
Deputies began to search Gist’s vehicle and found what the report describes as a green bottle containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana along with three white bar-shaped pills.
The report states Buffalo Towing responded to the scene to pick up the Mustang
After he was released from Union Medical Center, the report states Gist was transported to Union County Jail.
A Union man ended up in jail for allegedly forging a check for nearly $400.
Kyle Matthew Tapley, 37, 1454 Peach Orchard Road, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 29 with forgery.
The incident report states that on Monday, Sept. 25, an employee of the Kelly One Stop store contacted the Sheriff’s Office in regards to a suspicious check passed at the location. The report states the check was drawn on the account of an Inman resident with Bank of America, Charlotte, NC., and made payable to Tapley in the amount of $398.22. It states that the subsequent investigation revealed that check to be forged/counterfeit.
The report states the investigating deputy would contact the Union County Magistrates Office to sign a warrant to charge Tapley. It states that Tapley was taken into custody early Friday morning.
A Union woman ended up in jail for allegedly forging a check for more than $800.
Jennifer Nicole Allen, 34, 120 Highplanes Drive, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 29 with forgery.
The incident report states that on Monday, Sept. 18 the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the management of Gene’s One Stop about a suspicious check which had been presented there around Aug. 30. The report states the check was drawn on the account of an individual with a business in Chesnee with Sun Trust Bank and made payable to Allen in the amount of $850. It states that the subsequent investigation revealed the check to be a counterfeit/computer printed forged check and that Allen might have been the person who presented it.
The report states that employees at the store positively identified and confirmed that Allend had presented the check. It states the investigating deputy would obtain a warrant to charge her. Allen was taken into custody early Friday morning.
The Union County Sheriff’s also filed the following charges against the following individuals:
— Chelsea Dawn Carroll, 24, 1437 Peach Orchard Road, #6, Union, charged Saturday, Sept. 23 with breach of peace.
— Labarius Bardrekies Hill, 37, 138 Birch Street, Union, charged Saturday, Sept. 23 with driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
— Michaeal Wayne Holloway, 59, 134 Ferguson Drive, Union, charged Saturday, Sept. 23 with disregarding a stop sign.
— Obedi Talley Jr., 28, 117 South Street, Buffalo, charged Saturday, Sept. 23 with trespassing.
— Sandy Price Gossett, 50, 411 Monarch Highway, Union, charged Sunday, Sept. 24 with breach of peace.
— Kendra Cierra Brandon, 27, 404 Lakeview Heights, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with driving under suspension.
— Christopher Scott Rogers, 37, 202 Hillcrest Drive, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with trespassing.
— Dennis Ray Bevis Jr., 42, 274 Wansley Road, Taylors, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with receiving stolen goods.
— Charles Wesley McLain, 39, 302 Toluca Street, Union, charged Tuesday, Sept. 26 with assault and battery third-degree.
— William Alexander Brown, 18, 448 Nexsen Road, Kingstree, charged Wednesday, Sept. 27 with simple possession of marijuana.
— Alexis Michelle Farr, 22, 2289 Browns Creek Church Road, Union, charged Wednesday, Sept. 27 with simple possession of marijuana.
— Rondiveuz Kre Shod Oglesby, 23, 199 Weeping Oak Drive, Spartanburg, charged Thursday, Sept. 28 with petit larceny.
— Jamie Leigh Forsythe, 22, 237 Bird Street, Union, charged Thursday, Sept. 28 with petit larceny.
The Union Public Safety Department also filed the following charges against the following individuals:
— Nastaija Shantinique Worthy, 19, 213 Keenan Avenue, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with assault and battery third-degree.
— Latavian Pashard Brannon, 25, 439 Eison Town Road, Union, charged Tuesday, Sept. 26 with trespassing.
— Kenyanna Katherine Kershaw, 17, 100 Horseshoe Circle, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with disorderly conduct.
— Chi’Ann Delisha Thomas, 17, 135 Rook Road, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with disorderly conduct.
— Devaion Deauntray Davis, 24, 113 Morning Glory Drive, Union, Monday, Sept. 25 with disorderly conduct.
— Luther Bernard Pearson Sr., 51, 105 Highland Drive, Union, charged Monday, Sept. 25 with driving under suspension.
— Antonio Rocell-Verdel Smith, 34, 169 Eisontown Road, Jonesville, charged Friday, Sept. 22 with operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to register a vehicle, and unlawful use of a license plate.
— Antonio Rocell Smith, 34, 130 Woodrow Street, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 22 with operating an uninsured vehicle and non-registered vehicle.
— Deandre Terrell Lott, 19, 134 McClure Street, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 22 with disorderly conduct.
— Damien Vincent Hall, 18, 304 Catawba Street, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 22 with disorderly conduct.
— Brianne Nicole Teague, 25, 407B Porter Street, Union, charged Wednesday, Sept. 27 with driving under suspension third offense.
— Adrianne Antonio Kershaw, 17, 830 South Duncan Bypass, Union, charged Friday, Sept. 22 with petit larceny.