The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following incidents:
— Jan. 23 at 10:15 p.m. a deputy responded to Macedonia Church Road on a report of suspicious males walking on the street wearing black face masks. One had a blue bandanna on his face and was carrying a baseball bat. After a search of the area, responding officers were unable to locate the men.
— Jan. 23 deputies responded to 235 Bush River Road for a reported runaway juvenile. The youth returned home later that day.
— Jan. 25 deputies responded to a residence off Civitan Road for a report of shots fired. Deputies patrolled the area but could not locate a suspect.
— Deputies responded Jan. 26 in reference to a runaway juvenile. The responding officer located the 15-year-old off Langford Street in Prosperity. According to the incident report, the subject cursed at the subject’s mother once the deputy brought the subject home, leading the officer to attempt to place the subject into detention. The subject resisted detention and the responding officer placed the 15-year-old into handcuffs before releasing the juvenile to his mother.
— Jan. 30 deputies responded to a disturbance at a bus stop on Johnstone Street. An irate parent approached the bus driver and cursed at the driver as well as threatened the driver. Students were present on the bus at the time of the incident.
— Feb. 4 deputies responded to Clark Road in Little Mountain from a resident who advised he received a call to his home number from an unknown subject with a heavy Jamaican accent. The number given to call back was different from his caller id number so the complainant believed it to be a scam.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests:
— Deputies arrested three individuals for interference of operating a school bus on Jan. 22. Keywanya Shaikeon Bates Jr., 18, of 25345 Silverstreet, a 15-year-old offender, and Keith Bernard Reeder Jr., 18 of 5173 S.C. 39 were arrested. Reeder additionally was charged with providing false information to police. According to the report, Reeder claimed his name was Keitta, not Keith, and claimed he lived in Clinton. The school bus driver reported the subjects were singing and cursing loudly and refused to quiet down though the driver repeatedly requested the three youths do so.
— On Jan. 23 a 14-year-old was arrested at Mid-Carolina Middle School for third-degree assault and battery and for disturbing school. According to the incident report, the student became belligerent toward a teacher and displayed aggressive behavior. The teacher reported feeling threatened by the behavior and pressed charges, as did Mid-Carolina Middle School.
— A 15-year-old was arrested Jan. 23 for disturbing school at Newberry High. According to the incident report, the student came to school even though he was serving a suspension from school. When he was called into the principal’s office, the student became loud and argumentative with the principal and caused a disturbance in the hallway due to loud profanity. The responding deputy attempted to remove the student from the area when the student jerked away and threatened to hurt the officer. At that time, the officer placed the subject in handcuffs and escorted him from the school. The case will be petitioned in family court.
— Deputies arrested a man Jan. 25 for driving under the influence, open container and for unlawfully carrying a pistol. According to the incident report, Pritchett Ray Coleman Jr., 23, of 3412 Grant Ave #46, confessed to deputies that he became upset after a card game, became angry, grabbed his gun and shot it into the air. The suspect was jailed at NCDC pending bond.
— Deputies arrested David Anthony Thompson, 42, of 899 Piester Road, on Jan. 28 in an operation that assisted the Fountain Inn Police Department. A bench warrant for criminal domestic violence, first degree, was served on the suspect at 11:24 a.m. at the 899 Piester Road residence.
— Lesley Ann Taylor, 21, of 5811 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, was arrested Jan.29 for disregarding a stop sign and for possession of marijuana. Deputies smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and searched the vehicle, uncovering a bag of a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana.
— Shawn Franklin Kinard, 36, of 5513 S.C. 178 South, Ninety Six, was arrested Jan. 30 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The complainant said Kinard became intoxicated and threatened to assault her. Deputies arrested Kinard and transported him to NCDC. En route the subject attempted to destroy the patrol vehicle, striking its computer with his head. At that point, deputies transferred him to a caged vehicle for the remaining transport to the detention center.
— Kodi David Carter, 31, or 114 Morning Side Apartment D, Spartanburg, was arrested for disorderly conduct and for carrying a pistol unlawfully. According to the incident report Carter fired three to four shots near a residence off New Hope Road. The woman Carter was with had come to the residence to pick up a hurt child when a dispute took place. As Carter and the driver left, shots were fired. Carter admitted to the responding deputy that he shot the weapon into the air. Bullets from the handgun matched casings the deputies recovered from the driveway.
— Annmarie Henriquez, 18, of 2225 Greenbridge Road #902, was arrested Feb. 2 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. At a traffic stop, deputies noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search uncovered three roaches, a glass pipe and containing ashes and residue that smelled like marijuana, and approximately .8 grams of a substance, the incident report states, is believed to be marijuana.
— Feb. 2 deputies arrested three men at a license check off Beth Eden Road. According to the incident report, the driver, Bobby Dean Toby Jr., 31, of 546 Northside Church Road in Laurens, and the two passengers were traveling with open containers in the vehicle. Once stopped, Jesse Victor Osborne III, 29, of 299 Smith St. in Whitmire, attempted to conceal an open beer from law enforcement. Joshua Ryan Nichols, 33, or 387 Crabapple Drive, Whitmire, was also observed by deputies as trying to conceal an open beer behind his back. The report stated that as he was being detained, Nichols attempted twice to break free from officers. The three were transported to the NCDC. Once there deputies confiscated rolling papers and a small bag of a green leafy substance from Osborne.
— Stephanie Ann Cannon, 32, of 222 Newberry Arms, was arrested Feb. 4 for resisting arrest and giving false information to a police officer. Officers arrived at Newberry Arms Apartments to serve a warrant but according to the incident report, Cannon, claimed to be her sister. Cannon resisted arrest in a brief struggle before being transported to NCDC. The children who were with her at the time of the arrest were released into the custody of their grandfather.