“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Receives Confirmation in the Death of Pickens County Man Charged with Double Murder”

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01-06-16 

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Receives Confirmation in the Death of Pickens County Man Charged with Double Murder

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office was notified earlier today that Albert Leon Bowen (64yoa) charged in the murders of Dickie Stewart and William Isaacs, Jr. has passed away while in the custody of the US Marshals Service.

Bowen was charged with two counts of Murder on September 14, 2015, after both victims were found deceased that morning along the roadside of North Homestead Dr. in Pickens. Autopsies confirmed that both men died from multiple wounds fired from a shotgun.

Albert Bowen had remained in custody since his arrest and was turned over to the United States Marshals Service on October 22, 2015, at which time he was flown out of state for psychological evaluations pursuant to judicial directives.

The Sheriff’s Office has been advised that Mr. Bowen suffered a health issue while in the process of being brought back to South Carolina and was recently admitted to an out of state hospital. He subsequently died from health complications while in the hospital at approximately 4:30am this morning.

The Sheriff’s Office does not have any additional information and further inquiries regarding Bowen’s death should be directed to Deputy United States Marshal Douglas Leslie. He can be reached at the following:

Email: douglas.leslie@usdoj.gov

Office: (864) 232-1566

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Theft of Antique Car”

 

 

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Theft of Antique Car 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the forced entry into rental storage units located at #119 Beacon Hill Ct. in Easley, SC. The incident occurred on December 29, 2015 during the mid to late afternoon hours.  The suspect(s) gained entry after cutting the locks off of the doors to five of the storage rooms.

One of the storage units contained an antique automobile described as a 1932 Ford Model B. The vehicle is red in color and the hood of the car was detached and left behind at the storage facility.  At the time of the theft, the vehicle was displaying SC license tag # LHV-587.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently pursuing several leads and is asking anyone that may have any information regarding these incidents to please call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

I have attached  photos of the actual vehicle that was taken during this incident.

 

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Continues to Search for Leads in the Fatal Shooting of Easley Resident “

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12-30-2015

An autopsy was completed this morning on Clarence Barry Holcombe (54yoa) who was found dead yesterday inside his residence at #112 Planters Way.

The Sheriff’s Office has been advised by the Pickens County Coroner that the autopsy on Mr. Holcombe has confirmed that he died from a single gunshot wound to the upper chest.

A team of Detectives worked throughout the night in an effort to track down leads and interview multiple individuals that could perhaps shed any light on the circumstances surrounding Mr. Holcombe’s death. No charges have been filed against any person at this stage in the investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC. A Crimestoppers’ tip that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this incident could result in a cash reward.

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Death of Easley Man as a Homicide “

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12-29-15

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of an Easley man as a homicide after being found dead this afternoon in his residence located at #112 Planters Way.

A neighbor called 911 at approximately 12:30pm today after observing the victim through a window inside the residence. The victim was on the floor and unresponsive to knocks at the door.  EMS and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and confirmed that the victim could visibly be seen on the floor at which time entry was made into the home to render aid.

The victim who is an adult male was found deceased with a visible injury to the chest that is characteristic of a small caliber gunshot wound. No weapon was found at the scene and there were no obvious signs of forced entry into the home.  Preliminary investigation is that the victim resides at the residence.

The Sheriff’s Office has not taken anyone into custody during the early stages of the investigation as Sheriff’s Detectives continue to conduct interviews with relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Inquiries concerning the identity of the victim should be directed to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy of the deceased will be conducted tomorrow to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect in Theft of Package with Public’s Help

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Earlier today with the assistance from our local media partners, the Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips from the public that has led Detectives to the identity of the male subject captured on video as he stole a package from the front porch of a residence in Easley.

An Arrest Warrant has been issued this afternoon by a Pickens County Magistrate for Anthony Ray Tuggle (39 yoa) for the charge of Simple Larceny – Enhancement (Enhanced for prior convictions for theft related incidents).

Mr. Tuggle is currently out on bond following a previous arrest in Pickens County in June of this year for the charge of Burglary 2nd Degree.

Sheriff Clark stated…

“The quick response from members of our community in coming forward with helpful information speaks to the positive changes that are occurring daily in our neighborhoods in Pickens County.  

Residents have pulled together to work with law enforcement to rid our county of those that refuse to respect others and continue to steal from the hard working person that is trying to provide for his or her own family. We cannot thank the public enough for their support and their continued trust to work with us in our goal to not allow Pickens County to become as crime ridden as other areas within our state”.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Anthony Ray Tuggle is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

A copy of the Arrest Warrant and a recent photo of Mr. Tuggle is attached to this release.

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help in Identifying Thief “

 

 

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft of a package from the front porch of a residence on Edgewood Rd in Easley that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

A home security system captured the incident on video and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male subject seen driving onto the victim’s property in a white van and stealing the package that had been delivered by the Postal Service earlier that day.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the subject in the photos is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

Please see the attached three images of the suspect and an additional image of the vehicle he was occupying when the incident occurred.

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Man from Central”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Man from Central  

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has located a Central man previously reported missing after having been last seen on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Arthur Delane Kelly (39yoa) was located today in Easley and is currently being treated for a pre-existing health condition.

No evidence or information indicating that any signs of foul play have been discovered during the investigation into Mr. Kelly’s disappearance.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all media sources as well as the public for their assistance in this case.

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“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help in Locating Central Resident “

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help in Locating Central Resident  

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the disappearance of a Central man that has not been seen since Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Arthur Delane Kelly (39yoa) was last seen by a landlord on December 13, 2015, and was last spoken to on the telephone the same date by an acquaintance.

Mr. Kelly is described as a W/M, 6’, approximately 185lbs with balding hair and green eyes. It is unknown whether Mr. Kelly has acquired a vehicle and no information is available concerning what he might be wearing.

The circumstances of Mr. Kelly’s disappearance are unknown at this time but he is under a doctor’s care and does require medication that is to be taken daily. Witnesses state that Mr. Kelly may be suffering from hallucinogenic episodes. No evidence or information of foul play has been discovered by the Sheriff’s Office at this stage in the investigation.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Arthur Delane Kelly is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500. The investigation is currently being conducted by Detectives within the Sheriff’s Office.

An image of Mr. Kelly is attached to this release.

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