Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrest in Second Drug Round-Up of 2022


Tyler Ray Spearman


(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing an additional arrest in the second drug round-up of 2022.


The Sheriff’s Office began the operation on Thursday, September 1st with a meeting and briefing at 9:00am at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla.


The Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants on 20 subjects. The arrest warrants were obtained based on controlled purchases of narcotics by undercover operatives working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office. Among the narcotics purchased during the controlled buys by undercover operatives were Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Heroin, LSD, and Ecstasy.


As of Noon today, ten individuals had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants. Here is the name of additional suspect arrested and their charges according to warrants:


· Tyler Ray Spearman

21 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Ecstasy – 1 count

Distribution of LSD – 1 count

Spearman was arrested by a School Resource Officer, without incident, in the parking lot of a school in Oconee County. Spearman was observed by the SRO, who knew that Spearman had outstanding arrest warrants. There was no danger to those inside the school or the public. Spearman was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:19pm.

At this time, Spearman remains in jail on a combined $25,000.00 surety bond.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the remainder of those who are wanted in our ongoing round-up. Anyone with any information can leave a tip with Crimestoppers online at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com. You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward. The names of the remaining suspects are as follows:


· David Wayne Howard

40 years old

Westminster, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· James Gus Orr, Jr.

53 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Justin Marshall Gunn

36 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 3 counts

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Joshua James Witherington

42 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Teresa Lynn Worley

54 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Christina Ann Henson

37 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· William David Gunn

37 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· James Earl Webb

26 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Shasta Denard Richardson

40 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Lori Denise Williams

42 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


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