“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Collision Involving Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle”

Late last night the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of an accident involving an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.  The accident occurred on Midway Road in Williamston, South Carolina. 

The investigation revealed that an Anderson County Deputy was responding to a call for service with his emergency equipment activated.  As the Deputy attempted to pass another vehicle and move back into his lane of travel, he lost control of his vehicle causing a collision with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released at the hospital.  The Deputy was not injured in the crash.  Both vehicles suffered significant damage.

The Deputy was found to have contributed to the accident.

No further information at this time.


Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division yesterday arrested a Pickens County man who on November 2, 2020 was in possession of an explosive that had been configured to cause damage, injury or death.
David Scott Halsey, 58, was charged with Possess, Manufacture, Transport Destructive Device Or Explosive For Damage, Injury Or Death.
SLED, Easley Police Department and Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are working in conjunction with a federal investigation.
Halsey was booked at the Pickens County Detention Center.
The case will be prosecuted by the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.