NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry Police Department reported the following incidents:
• Jerrold Tremayne Myers, 41, of unknown address, was charged with trespassing and threatening the life of a public official Aug. 8. An officer on patrol spotted Myers, whom they recognized from previous incidents, walking toward Wal-Mart and had prior knowledge Myers was on trespass at that location. Myers was placed under arrest and transported to the NCDC. Once at the jail Myers addressed the officer directly and stated, “Next time I’ll just shoot yo a**.”
• Gregory Markell Dandy, 24, of 214 Boundary St., Newberry, was charged with shoplifting Aug. 10. An officer responded to a report of shoplifting at Fred’s where they found Dandy walking in the parking lot. Dandy stated he had not stolen anything although inspection of video surveillance showed Dandy placing an iPhone charger in back left pocket. Dandy was arrested and transported to the NCDC.
• Vernon William Hartmann, 48, of Pennsylvania, was charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct Aug., 8. An officer responded to Wal-Mart following a report of a customer “falling all about the floor and yelling curse words toward other customer.” The officer found Hartmann sitting on the floor in the electronics section and smelled the strong odor of alcohol on his person. Hartmann stated he worked for V.C. Summer and had called in sick that day and decided to have “a few beers.” He stated he had traveled to the Newberry Wal-Mart to “do a little shopping” before returning to where he was staying in Irmo. Hartmann was arrested and transported to NCDC.
• Kevin John Johnson, 52, of Florida, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 11. Two officers were dispatched to the Main Street area in reference to a possible drunk driver where they located the described white pick-up truck. The driver was identified as Johnson who stated he had had three beers half an hour prior to contact with the officers. After failing a field sobriety test, Johnson was transported to the NCDC.