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
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“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!

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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



Detective J.B. Kelley, of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, was awarded the Criminal Justice Advocate of the Year from the SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) on May 21, 2015.

Congratulations to Detective Kelley

Thank You For All You Do!


This past Monday night (May 18th), the “Insurance Professionals of the Upstate” held their 17th Annual Public Safety Officer’s Banquet to recognize outstanding service to the community that is indicative of service that has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office nominated Dr, Kenneth Foutz for his outstanding service to the community and our office.

“Dr. Foutz has served as an agency Chaplain for the past fifteen years and was a founding member of the program. Previous to 2000, the Chaplain’s unit had become dormant and it was through Ken’s dedication for the Sheriff’s Office and to the communities within Pickens County that the program was reborn and has been an invaluable asset ever since. Ken has attended numerous training classes since he became a Sheriff’s Office Chaplain which has only served to benefit him in his gift to provide counseling and comfort for family, friends and victims during times of crisis and traumatic events. Ken has a unique gift from God to be able to walk onto a death scene and deliver comfort through words of encouragement to a family that has just lost a loved one.”

Congratulations, Dr. Foutz, and THANK YOU for all that you do!

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