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Durbin Farms Incident 1/26/2023

On January 26th at approximately 11:15AM, Laurens County Deputies were conducting an investigation and attempting to serve warrants on a subject located at 387 Durbin Farms Road in Gray Court. The warrants were for the following offenses:

- Burglary 2nd Degree

-Malicious Injury to Property

-Injury to Real Property to Obtain Nonferrous Metals

-Grand Larceny

-Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses


-Failure to Register (Sex Offender Registry) 3rd or subsequent offense

The subject did barricade himself and there was an exchange of gunfire between the subject and Deputies, however no one was shot. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office requested SLED’s assistance as is protocol. Following a standoff, the subject was removed from his barricaded position by a SLED K9.

The subject is identified as Reuben Virgil Greene Jr. and he was taken into custody at approximately 3:20PM. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED or LCSO at this time.

“I am thankful for the safe conclusion to this standoff. The response and assistance from SLED, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and DNR was greatly appreciated. This individual has a lengthy and violent criminal record. He should have been in jail to prevent this criminal behavior from continuing. I thank God for the safety of all Law Enforcement men and women involved. I call upon the court system to keep thugs such as this one where they belong- in jail!” – Sheriff Don Reynolds

A release from SLED can be found here:


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