“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Requests Community’s Help in Identifying Suspects In Easley Theft”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Requests Community’s Help   

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft of a large enclosed cargo trailer that was parked in the driveway of an Easley residence that occurred on Monday, March 7, 2016.

The stolen trailer is described as a 60ft enclosed “Hallmark” tandem axle trailer with a side door and is red in color.   The trailer which was parked in the driveway of a residence located at 126 Midland Dr. in Easley is believed to have been stolen at approximately 8:15 to 8:20am after the homeowner had left the residence.

A 1931 Ford car was inside the trailer at the time of the theft and is described as a “Hot Rod” model 2s and is black in color. The vehicle is currently not operational.

The Sheriff’s Office is providing three images that were collected from a home surveillance system near the residence of the theft that show the trailer being pulled by a dark colored SUV believed to possibly be a GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe. Additional information that has been discovered during the investigation is that the SUV may have been occupied by a white male and white female.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this case to please notify the Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.


“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Continues to Investigate Shooting”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Continues to Investigate Shooting 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the shooting that occurred last night on Pope Field Rd. There has been no change in the investigation from the last release.

Sheriff’s Detectives are waiting to receive clearance from the hospital that the male gunshot victim transported from the scene is able to speak with Detectives and answer questions about the events that took place leading up to the shot being fired.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the male patient as Clayton Ashley Anderson (30yoa) who is currently admitted to a local hospital for injuries sustained as a result of a single gunshot to the chest. The shot is believed to have been fired from a handgun owned by another individual present at the scene during the altercation.

Anderson is the husband of Brandi Lee Anderson (31yoa) who was also treated and released from the hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand.

Preliminary information is that a verbal altercation between Clayton Anderson and his wife, Brandi Anderson, led to a physical confrontation at which time a third party intervened. A single shot was fired and both of the Andersons were struck with the pistol round. A 9mm handgun was collected from the scene and is believed to be the weapon involved in the incident.

Additional information will be released as the investigation continues and after all parties have been interviewed by the Sheriff’s Office. No charges have been filed at this time.



“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting in Easley”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting in Easley 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting after receiving a call at approximately 5:44pm this afternoon that a shooting had occurred at 524 Pope Field Rd in Easley.

Deputies arrived on the scene as two adults were being transported to the hospital. An adult female received a wound to the hand and an adult male had what appeared to be one gunshot wound to the chest.

Preliminary investigation is that the male and female are married but currently separated. Both the male and female were injured from the same gunshot that was fired by a third person inside the residence.  A total of four people were at the home when the incident occurred.

Sheriff’s Detectives are currently interviewing two individuals from the scene at the time of the shooting. One of those subjects is believed to be the person that fired the shot.  No arrests have been made at this time as Detectives are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews.  A handgun has been seized from the residence and is believed to belong to one of the uninjured persons being interviewed.

The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there were a total of four people at the home during the encounter and there were no children present. The incident stemmed from a domestic altercation between the married couple.

No additional information will be released until further investigation can be completed.



“Pickens County Detention Officer Wins Bert Friday Award”





James Capps began his career at the Pickens County Detention Center in February of 2015. James is an excellent employee who has voluntarily taken on extra assignments such as overseeing the Trusty Program and assisting with the Weekender Program. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate James Capps on winning the Bert Friday Award from the SC Criminal Justice Academy. We are very proud of him! 

We would also like to congratulate Detention Officers Carrie Nowaczck and James Hardy on their graduation from the SC Criminal Justice Academy.  


SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Detention BERT FRIDAY AWARD


This award is named after G.S. Bert Friday who left a legacy of a long and illustrious law enforcement and corrections career as a patrolman with the City of Columbia and rose to the rank of Captain in 1954. 

In 1962, G.S. Bert Friday joined the SC Department of Corrections as Deputy Warden. The Jail and Prison Inspection Division of the Department of Corrections was established in 1967 with Friday organizing and implementing the statewide inspection program. He helped lay the foundation for a successful cooperative effort among state agencies and departments that still exists today.  

This award is given to the student who obtains the highest overall academic average, including successful completion of all performance tests.


“Defendant Waives Bond Hearing in Pickens Murder Case”

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Defendant Waives Bond Hearing in Pickens Murder Case 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has just received notice from the Pickens County Magistrate’s Office that the Bond Hearing scheduled this afternoon for Kasey Clayton Waldrop has been waived at the request of the Public Defender’s Office.

Waldrop charged with the Murder of Reza Farah Khan will be transported back to Greenville County where he will remain in custody pending his release for Greenville charges.

A Detainer will require Greenville authorities to notify Pickens County once Mr. Waldrop is clear for release on the Greenville charges. He will then be transported at that time to Pickens County where he will remain in custody to answer to the charge of Murder.