UNION COUNTY — Arrests for drug possession, shoplifting, burglary, domestic violence, violation of a court order, forgery, financial transaction card fraud, and the exploitation of a vulnerable adult were among those made by law enforcement in Union County since the beginning of December.
Drug Possession, Shoplifting
A woman initially arrested for an alleged act of shoplifting ended facing drug charges as a well after allegedly being found with crack cocaine and a crack pipe in her possession.
Julie Diane Goode, 65, 303 Gage Avenue, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with possession of crack cocaine, shoplifting (enhanced), and paraphernalia possession.
The incident report states that on Saturday, December 2, officers were dispatched to the Scotchman store at 100 North Duncan Bypass, Union, in reference to a shoplifter. The report states that upon arrival the officers viewed a store surveillance video that showed a black female selecting two pieces of candy and concealing them on her person. It states a black male told the officers that he had taken the woman in the video home and he would show the officers where he had dropped her off.
The officers followed the man to Gage Avenue where the report states they saw the woman walking down the sidewalk. The report states the officers got out and approached the woman who was identified as Goode. One of the officers then read Goode her Miranda Rights while the other placed her under arrest for shoplifting. She was then transported to the Union County Jail by the officer who had read her her rights.
The report states that during a secondary search of Goode at the jail, the officer who’d brought her to jail recovered what appeared to be a crack rock and clear glass crack pipe. It states the items were placed in a Best Pack and placed in the Evidence Drop Box at the Public Safety headquarters.
Fraud, Forgery, And Exploitation
A Union woman is facing charges for allegedly taking more than $1,000 from the bank account of an Alzheimer’s patient she was caring for.
Treaky Williamson Knox, 64, 114 Wedgewood Court, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with financial transaction card fraud or number theft, financial transaction card fraud, exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and three counts of forgery less than $10,000.
The incident report states that on Monday, November 6, an officer met with the complainant at Public Safety headquarters. The report states the complainant said that he has the power of attorney for his grandfather who has Alzheimer’s Disease. It states the complainant said that his grandfather’s caregiver, Knox, had obtained either his grandfather’s debit card number or the card itself and that a power bill for her residence in the amount of $400 had been paid without permission.
The report states the complainant said that City of Union Utility Department had confirmed that the power bill had been paid with his grandfather’s debit card. Furthermore, the report states that the department had confirmed that the bill was in Knox’s name.
The case was then turned over to investigations.
The warrants for Knox’s arrest on the charge of financial transaction card fraud or number theft and on the charge of financial transaction card fraud both state that on September 25 she used the victim’s debit card without permission to pay the $400 utility bill. It also states that one the same day she used the debit card to withdraw $100 from the Arthur State Bank ATM at Westown Plaza.
The warrant for Knox’s arrest on the charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult states that between June 1 and November 6 she used money from the victim’s accounts for her own personal use without permission. It states that the victim is deemed a vulnerable adult and unable to make rational decisions on his own.
The first warrant for Knox’s arrest for forgery less than $10,000 states that on August 17 she drew a check on the victim’s account in the amount of $240 and deposited it in her personal bank account. The second warrant for Knox’s arrest for forgery less than $10,000 states that on August 22 she drew a check on the victim’s account in the amount of $300 and deposited it in her personal bank account. The third warrant for Knox’s arrest for forgery less than $10,000 states that on August 24 she drew a check on the victim’s account in the amount of $320 and deposited it in her personal bank account.
Knox was arrested on Saturday, December 2.
A Union man ended up under arrest after being found with a bag full of items allegedly shoplifted from a local store.
Deangelo Marguee Gregory, 26, 504 Blue Ridge Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with shoplifting (enhanced).
The incident report states that on Tuesday, November 21, officers were dispatched to Walmart at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, for a shoplifter still inside the store. The report states that dispatch advised the officers that the subject was wearing a red Dupont racing jacket and a red cap. Before the officers arrived, however, they were advised by dispatch that the man had exited the store.
The report states an officer said that he would be out with the subject who was sitting in a gray vehicle in the parking lot near the General Merchandise door. When as second officer arrived, the report states he was advised by the first officer that he’d read the subject, identified as Gregory, his Miranda Rights and that the subject understood them but did not want to speak with the officers.
The report states an investigator called to the scene went in the store with the store’s loss prevention officer. It states the loss prevention officer said he wanted Gregory charged.
The investigator asked Gregory if he had receipts for the items he had in a plastic bag. The report states Gregory handed the investigator a receipt for one pack of cards. It states the receipt showed he had paid $3.98 for the pack of cards at 1:31 p.m.
However, the report states officers could see there were five packs of cards in the bag and that some of them had been opened and were loose in the bag along with a book the loss. The report states the loss prevention officer said he’d seen Gregory select the items, conceal them in a shopping bag, and then exit the store through the Garden Center door.
At that point, the report states the investigator and the responding officer had Gregory exit the vehicle and advised him that he was under arrest for shoplifting. They searched Gregory but found nothing on him. The officer then placed Gregory in handcuffs, walked him over to and placed him in his patrol car, and transported him to the Union County Jail.
The report states that a subsequent check of Gregory’s criminal history showed that the shoplifting charge against him would be enhanced.
Burglary, Domestic Violence
A Union man is facing burglary and domestic violence charges after allegedly forcing his way into a woman’s home and the allegedly dragging her with his car.
Bryan Scott Wade, 44, 233 Munro Street, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with burglary first-degree and domestic violence first-degree.
The incident report states that on Tuesday, December 5, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Happy Valley Road in the Union area in reference to a disturbance. While en route, the deputy was advised by dispatch that the suspect, which the report identifies as Wade, was causing a disturbance and was threatening the complainant/victim with a machete.
The deputy was then advised that Wade had left the residence in a gray Kia SUV. The report states the deputy was on the Monarch Highway when the gray KIA was located. The deputy turned his vehicle around and initiated a traffic stop then approached the Kia and made contact with Wade.
The report states Wade said he’d went to see the complainant/victim’s children and got into what he described as a small argument. It states Wade said he was trying to speak to the complainant/victim but she did not want to speak to him. The report states Wade said when he found another man in the residence they began to argue and everyone came outside and tried to assault him.
The deputy then looked in the Kia and saw what the report describes as a small machete-type blade in the rear seat.
Another deputy then arrived at the scene, remaining there briefly before continuing on to the residence on Happy Valley Road. The report states the second deputy later called the first deputy by phone and said there was enough evidence to make an arrest. The second deputy said that Wade had forced himself into the residence and caused a disturbance inside the house. The report states the second deputy said that Wade and the complainant/victim went outside to speak and Wade grabbed her by the arm while he was sitting in his vehicle and attempted to drive off, dragging her a few feet.
The first deputy then placed Wade under arrest for domestic violence first-degree and burglary first-degree. The report states the deputy took the machete as evidence and transported Wade to the Union County Jail where he was left in the custody of detention officers. It states that before Wade was transported to jail his vehicle was turned over to his father.
After leaving Wade at the jail, the first deputy went to the residence on Happy Valley Road to continue the investigation. When he arrived, the report states the deputy spoke with the complainant/victim who was still writing her statement about the incident. It states the deputy also spoke to the second victim, the mother of the complainant/victim who owns the residence where the incident took place.
The report states the second victim said Wade knocked on the door and her daughter went to answer it and found it was Wade who was trying to talk to her. She said her daughter told Wade she did not want to talk and he became angry and barged into the house uninvited and causing a disturbance. The second victim said she saw some type of knife in Wade’s hand while he was cussing at her daughter. She said Wade was arguing with her daughter and they both went outside.
The report states the second victim said she saw her daughter halfway in Wade’s car and then saw it move and drag her daughter a few feet. The second victim said her grandson, who the report states is a juvenile, went out to help his mother and Wade started waving the knife at him and cussing at him.
The second victim also wrote a statement about the incident and was issued a Victim Notification form.
After interviewing the second victim, the report states the deputy the spoke with the complainant/victim who said she heard a knock at the door and before she was able to answer it, Wade had come in uninvited and causing a scene. The complainant/victim said Wade wanted to talk so she went outside to prevent any further incident. She said Wade was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and she was standing in the doorway of the passenger side trying to get him to leave. The complainant/victim said Wade became irate so she tried to walk away and he grabbed her by the arm and started to drive off while holding her.
The report states the complainant/victim said Wade dragged her a few feet and she fell. The complainant/victim said Wade backed up on to the road, got out of the vehicle, and produce a small machete-type knife and was waving it around and cussing at her and her son. She said she kept asking Wade to leave and he finally got into his car and drove off.
The report states the complainant/victim wrote a statement about the incident and was issued a Victim Notification form.
The deputy then spoke to the complainant/victim’s children who the report described as a 16 year old male and an 8 year old male, both of who corroborated their mother and grandmother’s stories.
Violation Of Court Order
A Jonesville man ended up in jail for allegedly violating a court order placing him under house arrest.
Justin Michael Lawson, 31, 4932 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Jonesville, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident report states that on Tuesday, December 5 the Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into information that Lawson had been seen at The General Store in Pauline. The report states that Lawson had been sentenced in General Sessions Court house arrest and to wear an ankle monitor. It states that the deputy assigned the case began looking into Lawson having been seen at the store during the time that he was supposed to be at home.
While looking through the website of 3M, the company the report states provided the monitor, the investigator saw where Lawson had been to the store on several occasions along with other locations in the Pacolet area when he was supposed to be at home.
In addition, the report states the investigator spoke with member of the staff of the Union County Jail who said that Lawson had missed several payments and was $445 arrears. The report states that the staff member also pulled up Lawson on the GPS tracking map and, along with the investigator, found Lawson had a total of 17 home violations. It further states that all of these were all violations of the original court order.
The report states that on Thursday, December 7, the investigator and another investigator traveled to The General Store in Pauline and reviewed the store’s video surveillance footage. It states the investigators saw where Lawson came into the store on Tuesday, December 5 around 8:30 p.m., purchased a pack of cigar wraps, paid for them with change, and then left the store. The investigators then took pictures of the video and placed them with the case file.
As a result, the report states the Sheriff’s Office contacted the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office about the findings of the investigator. The report states the Solicitor’s Office then advised the Sheriff’s Office to take Lawson into custody and put him in jail.
Lawson was taken into custody Thursday, December 7.
Domestic Violence, Assault And Battery
A Union man is facing domestic violence and assault and battery charges after allegedly attacking two people.
David Wayne Smith, 54, 598 Lakeview Heights, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with assault and battery and domestic violence third-degree.
The incident report states that on Thursday, December 7 an officer was dispatched to a residence on Hillside Drive, Union in reference to a domestic disturbance The report states the officer spoke with the complainant/victim who said that she’d went to residence with her sister and a male friend. It states the complainant/victim said she’d taken the male friend to the store and came back and that another friend was asleep in the van.
The complainant/victim said she and another woman were trying to fix the headlight on her 2006 Town and County van when the other woman told her that Smith, who the report states is the complainant/victim’s husband, had just went down the road. The report states the other woman said Smith then came back, jumped out of his truck, opened her van door, and started yelling at her friend who asleep in the passenger side back seat.
The complainant/victim said she asked Smith to leave, but he would not. She said then told the friend who’d been asleep in the vehicle to go into her sister’s house and that is when she and Smith had a few words. The report states Smith tried to hit the man who’d been asleep in the vehicle and both the complainant/victim and the other woman told Smith to leave the man alone. It states that is when Smith pushed the man into a fence and then grabbed the complainant/victim and tried to hit her and then pushed her into the van.
The complainant/victim said the man Smith had pushed into the fence then picked up a folding chair and advised Smith to stop. Smith then got back in his truck and left.
The report states the officer spoke with the man who’d been asleep in the van and who had allegedly been pushed into a fence by Smith. It states the man said he’d asleep in the back of the van and was awakened by a man who had a flashlight or bar-line object. He said the man was yelling and approached him while he was sitting in the back seat. When he got out of the vehicle said the man came around it and pushed him and the complainant/victim into the fence. The report states the man said picked up a chair and threw it at Smith in an attempt to get him to stop.
The report states the officer signed warrants on Smith for domestic violence and assault and battery.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office also filed the following charges against the following individuals:
— Timothy Edward Atchley, 40, 912 Flat Drive, Buffalo, charged Friday, December 1 with possession of alcohol on county property.
—Nicholas Jordan Rash, 25, 1353 Monarch Highway, Union, charged Saturday, December 2 with shoplifting.
— Nicholas Montrae Jeter, 35, 4937 English Avenue, Carlisle, charged Sunday, December 3 with public drunk.
— Kenneth Wayne Sorrell, 44, 217 Hummingbird Lane, Union, charged Friday, December 1 with breach of trust.
— Angie Marie Painter, 39, 132 Pine Lane, Union, charged Friday, December 1 with financial transaction card fraud.
— Kelly Billy Huggins, 47, 208 Carlton Ally, Lockhart, charged Tuesday, December 5 with use of vehicle without owner’s consent.
— Dillon Kale Pledger, 28, 2307 Avondale Drive, Spartanburg, charged Wednesday, December 6 with petit larceny.
— Charles Glenn Jr., 60, 452 South Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, charged Wednesday, December 6 with driving under the influence first offense and ABC violation.
— Kalope Sarrell Moore, 24, 104 Idlewood Circle, Spartanburg, charged Thursday, December 7 with
The Union Public Safety Department also filed the following charges against the following individuals:
— Virginia Patricia Ann Rice, 26, 203 Tillman Street, Union, charged Sunday, December 3 with driving under suspension.
— Tavaris Requan Jeter, 21, 303 Blassingame Street, Union, charged Sunday, December 3 with shoplifting and simple possession of marijuana.
— Jalyn Angelica Christine Boone, 21, 108 Longview Heights, Union, charged Friday, December 1 with disorderly conduct and two counts of assault and battery third-degree.
— Curtis Lee Stewart, 62, 110 Crescent Road, Union, charged Friday, December 1 with disorderly conduct.
— James Franklin Johnson, 45, 208 Park Drive, Union, charged Monday, December 4 with assault and battery third-degree.
— Sammy Lee Dodson Jr., 24, 117 Haywood Street, #S151, Buffalo, charged Tuesday, December 5 with simple possession of marijuana.
— Shaquille A. Whiteside, 21, 11 Wentworth Street, Greenville, charged Tuesday, December 5 with shoplifting.
— Jerry Fox Jr., 36, 5244 US 176, Union, charged Tuesday, December 5 with trespassing after notice.
— Kate Ford Huggins, 61, 105 Hart Street, Union, charged Tuesday, December 5 with shoplifting.