Jesse Stanley Harvey, III, W/M, YOB 1981 110 Thomas Mill Court, Easley, SC 29640
Billy Randal Carey, W/M, YOB 1967 110 Thomas Mill Court, Easley, SC 29640
Between the dates of February 4 – 7, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received reports of thirteen (13) incidents of auto breakings and larcenies in the Georgetown Subdivision, Elljean Community and nearby areas off Hwy. 8, and the YMCA in Pickens on Hwy. 8. Items such as stereo systems, a gun, and cash were taken from the vehicles. At the YMCA, a credit card was stolen from a vehicle.
The investigation into these incidents led to the arrests of the two suspects listed above. An Auto Breaking and Simple Larceny warrant has been issued on each of the suspects. Numerous additional charges of Auto Breaking, Simple Larceny, Grand Larceny, and Financial Transaction Card Theft and Fraud are pending on both subjects. At this time, Harvey and Carey are incarcerated at the Greenville County Detention Center on other charges. Pickens County has placed a hold with Greenville County on both subjects.
No items taken in these auto breakings were recovered except for the stolen credit card.
Travis Lee Brown, white male, 17 years of age, of 166 Rackley Mill Road, Easley was arrested and charged with three counts of Illegal (Gang Graffiti/Vandalism) Gang Symbols under the new SC Gang Graffiti Law that was passed this year. Investigations revealed that he had spray painted gang symbols on the face and back side of stop signs and speed limit signs on the side of Rackley Mill Road and Shoals Creek Church Road in Dacusville; spray painted gang symbols and gang graffiti on buildings and a concrete block wall on property belonging to Shoals Creek Baptist Church and painted gang symbols and gang graffiti on the press box at Dacusville Recreation Ball Field.
Sheriff Stone said, "We take any act that even resembles gang activity very seriously. The Sheriff's Office will aggressively pursue and prosecute individuals involved in any act of graffiti or other gang activity. I strongly encourage parents to be involved in their kid's lives. This is our best defense against gang related incidents. Know who your children's friends are, where they are and what they are doing."