Assisting Pickens County Stockade

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting officials with the Pickens County Stockade (Prison) in attempting to locate the two prisoners who escaped from the stockade, earlier this evening. The Pickens County Stockade does not house violent offenders and there is presently no threat to the community. Additional information will be released from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office later tonight

Man charged with DUI after crashing into Pickens Co. Deputy

  • Troopers: Man charged with DUI after crashing into Pickens Co. deputy
 Updated: Jun 08, 2015 6:35 AM EDT

Pickens Co. deputy cruiser damaged in crash (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)Pickens Co. deputy cruiser damaged in crash (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)

Scene of crash involving deputy (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)Scene of crash involving deputy (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)

Bryan Edwards (Courtesy: Pickens Co. Detention Center)Bryan Edwards (Courtesy: Pickens Co. Detention Center)

EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) – Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol said a North Carolina man was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office cruiser early Monday morning.The crash was reported on Old Easley Highway at North Fish Trap Road in Easley around 2:42 a.m. troopers said. Troopers said 27-year-old Bryan Edwards of Fairview, NC was driving east on Old Easley Highway in a Toyota Tundra when he veered across the center line and crashed into the deputy’s vehicle that was stopped in the median. The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Troopers said Edwards was not hurt. Edwards is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.. No other information was immediately available. Copyright 2015 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.


Congrats to Detention Officer Victor Warden on his Graduation from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Detention Class!   5/29/2015
Pickens County Sheriff's Office (SC)'s photo.

“Safekids Upstate Award”


Congratulations to School Resource Officer Daniel Cochran and Dacusville Middle School for being awarded the “Safe Kids Upstate” award for the 4th year in a row!

Daniel N Dee Cochran's photo.
So honored to be presented with the “Safe Kids upstate” award for the fourth consecutive year! As always this is a team effort and I greatly appreciate all of those that have made this possible yet again!!! It is our first priority to provide your children with a ‪#‎Safe‬ learning environment! A special thanks to Holley Wilson Gaston for all that you have done to ensure that this project reach its full potential!!!!!! ‪#‎SafeKidsUpstate2015