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Deputies Arrest One, Seek Another in Domestic Violence Investigation

Updated: Jan 19

Michael Chatham Jones

Dawson Monroe Addis

(UPDATE: 32 year old Dawson Monroe Addis was arrested and taken into custody today by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office).

(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man late Tuesday evening on multiple charges in a domestic violence investigation.


33 year old Michael Chatham Jones, of Easy Street, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:47am Wednesday.  Jones was charged with one count each of Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, First Degree Burglary, Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime and Malicious Injury to Property.


Also charged with First Degree Burglary in the same crime is 32 year old Dawson Monroe Addis of W. S. 6th Street in Seneca.  Dawson is also wanted on a Magistrate Bench Warrant. 


The Sheriff’s Office investigation began during the early morning hours of January 12th after Deputies responded to an address on Safety Harbor Road near West Union.  The call was in reference to a disturbance.


When Deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with the victim.  According to information obtained during the investigation, Jones and Addis broke into the victim’s residence.  Jones held a knife to the victim’s throat, assaulted the victim, took the victim’s phone and damaged some property inside the victim’s residence. 


Jones and Dawson had left the residence before Deputies arrived and efforts to locate them were unsuccessful that morning.   


At this time, Jones remains in jail on a combined $112,205.00 surety bond.  Jones will have to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released from jail.


If you have any information on the whereabouts of 32 year old Dawson Monroe Addis, call 911 or submit a tip online to Crimestoppers, where you don’t have to give your name, at  If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward. 


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