Trespassing, Tampering, Beating a Dog

A Clinton area woman was arrested yesterday after alleged actions on property in the Philson Crossroads area. Laurens County Sheriff’s Lt. Byrd arrested 55-year-old Valencia Price of Price Drive, Clinton and charged her with Trespassing/Entering Premises After Warning or Refusing to Leave and Ill Treatment of Animals in General. She is accused of entering onto property in the 5,000 address-range on Philson Road, Clinton and of tampering with multiple buildings on the property. She is further accused of striking a dog that belonged to the property owner. She allegedly struck the dog several times with the branch of a tree Tuesday. Lt. Byrd stated the dog was not aggressive. Valencia Price remained in Laurens County’s Johnson Detention Center earlier this morning, awaiting a bond hearing.