Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Annual memorial service reminds community of those who served and protected Greenville and gave their lives doing so.
Greenville County honored the lives of fallen officers during an annual memorial service at the at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center. It's been 14 years since Marcus Whitfield, a Greenville County deputy, was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 13, 1999. Whitfield was shot and killed while he and two other deputies were attempting to break up a fight outside of a Waffle House. Melita and Mike Whitfield of Lyman said to them it seems like yesterday. "When you hear of another officer being shot or killed, it just brings it all back," Melita Whitfield said. "With God's help, we've come through it. And we have gained so many more sons and daughters in law enforcement. They all come give me hugs to make up for the ones I miss from my …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Officers killed in the line of duty will be remembered during the service at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Law Enforcement Center.
Greenville County will pay tribute to fallen officers during a special ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center. Members of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Police Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol will honor those who paid the ultimate price during a memorial roll call. A blood drive in the front parking lot of the LEC. Anyone who donates blood will be given a memorial T-shirt.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Man shot to death Saturday in nearby Gantt community.
Update, Monday, May 6: The man shot to death Saturday night in the Gantt community has been identified as Jonathan D. Starks, 39 of 22 Lehrmann Drive. He was pronounced dead Saturday just before 10 p.m., said Mike Ellis, Greenville County Coroner’s chief deputy coroner. A GCSO spokesman said there were no arrests or new developments in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-Crime. Original post: A man was shot to death late Saturday next to his home in the Gantt community, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Coroner Tony Segars said deputies were called to 1 Lermann Drive a around 9:45 p.m. So far the man has not been publicly identified, but was described as a black male …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The run will leave from Greenville County Law Enforcement Center at 5 a.m. and will arrive in Columbia at noon Friday for a special ceremony at the South Carolina Statehouse.
Greenville County law enforcement officers are carrying the torch for Special Olympics. Officers will leave at 5 a.m. Thursday from the parking area of the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center and will run the torch more than 106 miles to Columbia to help open the Special Olympic's summer games. Officers from Greenville, along with fellow law enforcement officers from throughout the state, will arrive in Columbia at noon Friday for a press conference on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse. Each team will then run the “Flame of Hope” torch to Fort Jackson for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics at 6 p.m. Friday. Each year the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Police Department and the South Carolina …
Greenville County Sheriff's deputies held an enforcement blitz Saturday that targeted proms and after prom parties.
Greenville County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Greenville couple, their 18-year-old son and issued citations to 15 teenagers Saturday at an after-prom party at the family's home where minors were drinking. Brian McSharry, 46, and Kelly McSharry, 47, both face contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges. The couple's son, Patrick McSharry, 18, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Maxwell Bickley, 18, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana and as a minor in possession of alcohol. Deputies also cited 11 teens, ages 17-19, with minor in possession of alcohol and three teens, age 16, with minor in possession of alcohol. Greenville deputies went to the McSharrys home on Altamont …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Man and woman shot to death Wednesday night in a home west of Mauldin are identified. Baby found unharmed in the home.
Update: The couple killed in a Wednesday night domestic dispute have been identified by Greenville County Coroner Barry Wright as Mary Guthrie, 18, and Erith Carrillo, 19. Authorities believe the young couple were fighting. Both were shot in the head in an apparent murder-suicide, Wright said. Wright also said a eight-month-old baby was in the home at the time of the shootings, but was not harmed. The baby girl has been placed in the care of family members, GCSO spokesman Deputy Jonathan Smith told Patch. Original story: A man and a woman were found shot to death Wednesday night in what Greenville County Sheriff's Office investigators believe was a domestic dispute. On Wednesday at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Greenville County Sheriff’s …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
SC Department of Public Safety honors officers and agencies for efforts in enforcing DUI laws.
Mauldin police officers and the Mauldin Police Department were among those recently recognized by the SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) for their efforts in 2012 to enforce the state’s DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways. SCDPS presented awards to officers and agencies in several categories and held drawings for agencies to win equipment and vehicles during the 8th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2012 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies. The Mauldin Police Department was recognized as Agency of the Year, in the category of law enforcement agencies with 26-50 officers. The Mauldin Police Department made 164 DUI arrests in 2012. Mauldin Police officers Adam Lawrence and David Terry were …
Greenville County Sheriff's Office took 10 reports in the communities of Fountain Inn, Mauldin, Piedmont and Simpsonville.
As part of Patch's continuing effort to provide our readers with consistent coverage of crime in our area, we're happy to provide you with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office's daily activity report. Numerous incidents were reported in the Golden Strip area between April 4-5. They include:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
James "Doodle" Dove has been missing since March 17, 2013. He was last seen at his home on Old Lakeside Road.
Greenville County Sheriff's deputies need your help to find a missing man. James "Doodle" Dove was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at his home at 48 Old Lakeside Road, Piedmont. Dove was seen leaving the home on his brother’s moped (photo attached) and has not been seen or heard from since. Deputies said Dove has vision problems and a history of seizures and is currently without his medication. Deputies said he was last seen wearing blue jeans and a camouflage hooded jacket. Anyone with information regarding Dove’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Margie Shaver is charged with homicide by child neglect.
The mother of a 2-year-old child who was killed when furniture fell on top of him as he played in a locked bedroom is being held without bond. No bond was set by the judge during a Thursday afternoon bond hearing for Margie Shaver, 27. Shaver was home with her two children, 2-year-old Chandler Shaver and her 4-year-old daugher when a chest of drawers was pulled down on top of both kids. Chandler died at the hospital, while his sister was treated for injuries and released to DSS custody. The children had been locked in a filthy bedroom and were playing unsupervized, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. Authorities also say Margie Shaver heard a noise during the accident, but did nothing to try to save her child's life. …