On July 18, 2018 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on Hwy 76 in the Honea Path area of Laurens County. During this operation, Investigators located evidence of child pornography at the residence, as well as a large meth lab operation and a quantity of psychedelic mushrooms, leading to the arrest of William Brandon Leopard.
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As many of you already know, Laurens County Magistrate Mareno Foggie has been arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. On July 17, 2018 he turned himself in to the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office to be booked on that charge. Our Office has been in contact with SLED and Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office in reference to this situation. I would refer any specific questions regarding this investigation to the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office and/or SLED. “We all cond
On July 8, 2018 the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 205 Relax Street in the Waterloo area of Laurens County to assist the South Carolina Highway Patrol with the execution of an arrest warrant on Kristopher Damian Burton. The wanted person, Kristopher Damian Burton (37 years old) was known to be at this residence by the Troopers. Three troopers and one deputy sheriff went to the residence and located Burton in the master bedroom of the residence where he locked
On July 8, 2018 the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a person was flown to GHS in Greenville from Hillcrest Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds to the abdomen and groin. After learning the identity of the victim, Investigators responded to a residence on Tillbrook Court in the Fountain Inn area of Laurens County and found that the shooting took place at this location. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator responded and processed the s
On July 1, 2018 the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Tullyton Dr. in Fountain Inn in reference to a shooting incident. Upon arrival, Deputies located a female deceased in a camper with an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators quickly determined that the victim’s boyfriend, Anthony Cruz Garcia, was responsible for the shooting. After the shooting, Mr. Garcia fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Investigators located Mr. Garcia a short time later and he was