7 Charges on 3 Arrested During Monday Incident

Thee people arrested Monday and held for charges from an apparent attempt at car theft were each served with seven warrants yesterday. Deputies were dispatched Monday afternoon when a tow truck operator alerted officers of suspicions involving a vehicle from US 221 near Enoree. Taken into custody Monday were 43-year-old Paul Curtis Creech Jr. of 218 Buncombe Street, Woodruff, 28-year-old Ronald McQuue Kiser of 204 Thompson Road, Woodruff and 48-year-old Phyllis Patterson Hughes of 121 Vermont Road, West Columbia. Each was charged with Grand Larceny, Malicious Damage and Possession of Tools usable in Crime. They were also each served with four counts, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

In the warrants, Sheriff’s Lt. Jawarski Shelton states that on August 18th the defendants took way an item valued at $2,500 from 24512 Highway 221North, Enoree, that they did up to $2,000 damage by breaking out the window and punching out the steering column and that they possessed, made and/or acquired tools capable of criminal use and evidenced intent to use them by breaking ignition systems. Four additional warrants allege subjects were in possession of four separate schedule II controlled substances on Monday. Cash or surety bonds on all three suspects were set yesterday totaling $32,000 on the seven charges. Ronald Kiser, Paul Creech and Phyllis Hughes remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.