A woman was arrested last week after authorities say she struck her 13-year-old daughter in the back and head with both her hands and a hair straightening iron. Police say the two got into an argument about a cell phone. Gladis Trujillo has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
Police and Fire
Due to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Greenville County Sheriff, Steve Loftis announced last week that Greenville County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
The Spartanburg Country Sheriff’s Office is in the process of implementing a new special operations group at its detention center that will increase the safety of both its inmates and correctional officers.
This year the Greer Fire Department celebrates 100 years of serving the Greer community.
On Nov. 1, 1914, the Greer Fire Company, Greer’s first fire station, was established on Randall Street, with Mack Fowler being named the first fire chief.
From Fox Carolina
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a former Shannon Forest Christian School teacher/baseball coach, who investigators say masturbated in front of and inappropriately touched a 12-year-old victim.
From Fox Carolina
Greenville County deputies said they discovered an Upstate woman was operating an unlicensed daycare at her home, keeping more than a dozen kids, when a 3-month-old died while in her care.
A Greer man has been charged with ill treatment of animals/torture after a complainant saw him spray a puppy with a water hose before severely striking him (the dog) with an object. Gary Anders, 43, of 209 Virginia Ave., was arrested Saturday by Greer police.
A Virginia man received a 35-year prison sentence last week for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl at a Spartanburg County hotel.
Daniel William Spade, 36, of Manasses, Va., was found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct at the conclusion of a three-day jury trial.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is investigating an explosion inside a Quality Inn room that left a Berea Middle School teacher dead Monday morning. Coroner Parks Evans identified the victim as 39-year-old Laurie Patton of Travelers Rest.