June 23, 2020

In May of this year, an investigation was started in reference to an allegation of sexual assault. Investigators received information that a child under the age of 10 was alledgedly groped and fondled at a residence in Joanna. After further investigation and interviews with parties involved, Joe Thomas Whitmire, 73, of 322 Cora Street in Laurens was arrested on June 17 and charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor. He...

June 15, 2020

On June 13th at approximately 1PM, deputies responded to the 300 block of Hilltop Drive in Fountain Inn. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office had initiated a traffic stop on two individuals in their jurisdiction, recovering a large sum of cash as well as Heroin, over 100 grams of Meth, and numerous controlled narcotics from inside the vehicle. These individuals are residents of the Hilltop Drive address in Laurens County and...

June 8, 2020

On June 8th at approximately 11AM, deputies responded to the Days Inn on Highway 56 in Clinton to provide assistance to the Clinton Police Department. Clinton PD was on scene serving an arrest warrant on Charles Michael Roberts Jr. Once entry was made into the room, a bag containing methamphetamine was observed in plain sight, leading deputies to search further.

The following items were located:

-Methamphetamine- 395 grams

-LSD S...

June 6, 2020

On June 5th at approximately 7:15AM, deputies responded to the 4000 block of North Old Laurens Road in Gray Court in reference to an armed robbery that had already occurred. Upon arrival, deputies detected an odor of marijuana coming from the residence. A search warrant was obtained and the following items were discovered and seized:

-140 pills (Oxycodone, Xanax, Ecstasy, Heroin/Fentanyl

-Approximately 54 grams of Meth


May 29, 2020

On May 28, 2020 at approximately 11:00AM, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending an attempted murder suspect. Greenville County further advised that the subject was believed to be armed. Due to the nature of the crime and a possible gang affiliation, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was activated and responded to the 2900 block of Cowe...

May 28, 2020

On May 27th after receiving complaints about drug activity, Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of Clinton City Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the 900 block of Holmes Bridge Road in Clinton at approximately 6:30AM. Deputies discovered the following items:

-Pressed pills mixed with Heroin and Fentanyl
-Marijuana plants
-One stolen firearm

May 27, 2020

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of our K-9 Unit and our Bloodhound Tracking Team. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about our dogs!

Bloodhounds Sandy, Julie, Milo, and Maggie are all team players when it comes to tracking. Both Maggie and Milo are the newest additions to the team with Maggie being the youngest. Once Maggie completes her training, Sandy is looking forward to retiring after...

On May 22nd at approximately 9:30AM, deputies responded to Wright Street in Laurens in reference to deplorable conditions at a residence. Upon arrival, deputies discovered an overwhelming odor coming from the home as well as the interior being in complete disarray. Two children were residents of this home, as well as numerous animals. Due to the horrendous condition of the home, to include animal feces, insects, and plumbing m...

May 18, 2020

*For Immediate Release*

Laurens County Sheriff's Office Deploys Crime Mapping For Public Access

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that it now has an online crime map that allows citizens to see where crime is being reported throughout Laurens County. LCSO has partnered with WTH Technology, Inc. to offer this exciting and innovative technology to the citizens of Laurens County. Please see our official rel...

Since I have taken office, we have increased arrests involving animal cruelty by 240%. We have formed a very good working relationship with the Litter and Animal Control personnel. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office works very effectively with Animal Control to pursue violators and aid these precious animals. The decision was made to have Animal Control operate under the Sheriff’s Office for safety and efficiency. Animal Cont...

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