Two Arrested, "Facility" Shutdown
On Friday, June 25th at approximately 6AM, Deputies responded to a residence on Billy Leopard Road in Cross Hill in reference to a suicide. Upon arrival, Deputies observed the deceased individual in the front yard of the home. After further investigation, it appeared that this residence was a makeshift transitional home for vulnerable adults known as “We Are Here For You LLC,” where 7 individuals were residing. The “facility” was a single wide mobile home without proper licensing nor the necessary medical care for the consumers living there. There was not adequate sleeping space and supervision. The mobile home was not compliant with building code requirements.
The owners of this transitional home, Eric Lee Belcher and Dana Nataye James both of Inman, were arrested and charged with 6 counts of Knowing and Willful Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult.
If you have any information regarding We Are Here For You LLC, contact Investigator Cook (864-984-4967) or report anonymously to CrimeStoppers (864-68-CRIME).
“This residence was functioning as a “business.” I am concerned about the care and supervision these vulnerable individuals received while residing here. We are monitoring this situation closely and working with DHEC and the Department of Mental Health.” -Sheriff Don Reynolds