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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces First Drug Round-Up of 2024


Angel Dawn Holloway

Benjamin Daniel Lusk

Carla Denise Bennefield

Chad Byron Holloway

Curtis Lee Jones

Deanna Michelle Smith (Addis)

Jeffrey Lane Gibson

Joshua Eugene Reece

Joshua James Witherington

Katlyn Alexus McMahan

Keith Alan Bryson

Levi Marion McJunkin

Maria Lance Moore

Marshall Phillip Sims

Matthew Earl Newcomb

Michael Chad Roach

Michael Keith Rogers

Phillip Travis Lee

Randall Dain Wooten

Rickey Lee Addis, Jr.

Rickie Lee Addis, Sr.

Tarran Shane Boggs

Timothy Jacque Gibson

William Woodrow Bearden

Freddavion Antonio Ahmadd Cleveland

(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing today the first drug round-up of 2024. 

 

     The Sheriff’s Office began the operation with a meeting and briefing at 8:30am yesterday morning at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. 

 

    The Sheriff’s Office obtained 41 arrest warrants on 27 subjects.  The arrest warrants were obtained based on controlled purchases of narcotics by undercover operatives working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office.  One subject was charged with having possession of narcotics while incarcerated inside of the Oconee County Detention Center in 2023 with warrants being obtained after the narcotics were tested.  Among the narcotics purchased during the controlled buys were Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Prescription Medication.    

 

     As of today 1pm today, 10 subjects had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants.  Here are the names of those subjects: 

 

Joshua James Witherington  

Davis Mill Park Drive

Seneca, SC

44 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 4 counts

Witherington was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center, on unrelated charges, on December 1st, 2023.  The four arrest warrants have been served on Witherington in jail, where he remains in custody at this time.  Witherington was given a combined $300,000 surety bond on the four charges.


Maria Lance Moore

Owens Road

Seneca, SC

69 years old

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 2 counts

Moore was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 2:25pm on Wednesday, February 21st.  Maria received a combined $20,000 personal recognizance bond on her charges and was released from jail yesterday.

 

William Woodrow Bearden  

40 years old

Gail Court

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 3 counts

Bearden was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center, on unrelated charges, on October 4th, 2023.  The three arrest warrants have been served on Bearden in jail, where he remains at this time.  Bearden received a combined $45,000 surety bond on the three arrest warrants.

 

Levi Marion McJunkin  

Ebenezer Road

West Union, SC

Barton Creek Road

Westminster, SC

34 years old

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 2 counts

McJunkin was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 10:24am on Wednesday, February 21st.  At this time, McJunkin remains in jail on a combined $200,000 surety bond.  McJunkin will have to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released from jail. 

 

Phillip Travis Lee 

50 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Lee was arrested and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 7:03pm on Wednesday, February 21st.  At this time, Lee remains in jail pending a bond hearing.

 

Timothy Jacque Gibson

62 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Gibson was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 4:47pm on Wednesday, February 21st.  At this time, Gibson remains in jail a $25,000 surety bond.


Rickie Lee Addis, Sr.

62 years old

Zion Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Addis, Sr. is currently incarcerated in a South Carolina Department of Corrections facility and his arrest warrant will be served at a later date.

 

Keith Alan Bryson

55 years old

W. Halfway Branch Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Bryson was arrested on Wednesday, February 21st and was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 2:50pm.  At this time, Bryson remains in jail on a $25,000 surety bond

 

Rickey Lee Addis, Jr.   

39 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Fentanyl – 1 count

Addis, Jr. was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 6:40pm on Wednesday, February 21st.  Addis, Jr. was also served a Family Court Bench Warrant.  At this time, Addis, Jr. remains in jail on a $100,000 surety bond on the drug charge.   

 

Freddavion Antonio Ahmadd Cleveland

23 years old

S. Stribling Street

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

Cleveland was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 12:47 pm on Thursday, February 22nd. At this time, Cleveland remains in jail pending a bond hearing.


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:

 

· Benjamin Daniel Lusk

49 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Carla Denise Bennefield

46 years old

Durham Brown Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count  

 

· Jeffrey Lane Gibson

57 years old

Stewart Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Marshall Phillip Sims

57 years old

Avalon Drive

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Chad Byron Holloway   

49 years old

Gail Court

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

 

· Angel Dawn Holloway

34 years old

Gail Court

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

 

· Antonio Aminika Hunter

47 years old

Nebo Church Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

 

· Joshua Eugene Reece

38 years old

East Main Street

Walhalla, SC  

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Randall Dain Wooten

41 years old

Wade Taylor Road

West Union, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts  

 

 · Katlyn Alexus McMahan

24 years old

Martin Creek Road

Seneca, SC

Possession of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Possession of Contraband in a Detention Center – 1 count

 

· Tarran Shane Boggs

23 years old

Keowee School Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Curtis Lee Jones

53 years old

N. Jenkins Bridge Road

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Marijuana – 1 count  

 

· Michael Keith Rogers

42 years old

Dairy Farm Road

Fair Play, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Deanna Michelle Smith (Addis)

43 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Michael Chad Roach

41 years old

Starling Drive

West Union, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

 

· Matthew Earl Newcomb

45 years old

Pump House Road

Westminster, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· James Christopher Brown

40 years old

Corinth Drive

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Fentanyl – 1 count

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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