GPD Arrest Reports

Following Racial Injustice Protests

Emily Gill
June 03, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Protesters at One City Plaza in Downtown Greenville
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Multiple arrests were made and citations and tickets were given in the Upstate this weekend in relation to the protests about George Floyd's death and the racial injustice which has plagued our nation since its birth.

While most of the arrests were of the protesters, at least one of the arrests were of people harassing the protesters.

Only one of the arrestees was from out of town, as marked below.

All other arrestees were citizens of the Upstate.

J.H. Thompson, Interim Greenville Police Chief, said at a press conference on Monday that very few issues were had during the organized protests.

Later in the evenings of Saturday and Sunday, there were some issues with people who were not a part of the organized groups or participating during the the allotted event times. 

The leaders of the protests who were still present at the time attempted to help the police in dispersing the remaining people but were unable to get them to leave.

The reports and their corresponding arrests will be listed chronologically.

Saturday 

Ashley Cole - GPD

Ashley Cole was arrested around 6 PM for assault and battery.

The reporting officer's name was redacted.

Officer Michael Hammett was the approving officer.

The report narrative is as follows*:

I arrived at the incident location in response to a subject intentionally throwing water on me during a protest.  Subject was arrested and transported to the Greenville County Detention Center.

 

Reynard Gregory - GPD

Reynard Gregory of Orangeburg was arrested around 6:45 PM for two counts of unlawful carrying of a pistol.  

The report narrative, as reported by Officer Brandon Roberts, is as follows*:  

On 5/30/2020, I, Officer B. Roberts was called in early for a protest downtown.  As I was downtown a Detective observed a black male with a pistol openly carrying.  Once the crowd started moving, we found the subjuect and I observed a pistol in a green holster under his arm.  The subject was detained and had to be moved due to the crowd trying to attack us, yelling at us, trying to interfere with the investigation.  The subject was placed on the ground on his butt.  Once the weapon was secured he was placed under arrest.  Search incident to arrest revealed the subjected had brass knuckles in his pocket along with OC spray concealed in the holster for his firearm.  The subject also had a ski mask that he was using for a face mask.  The subject has a Concealed Weapons Permit; however it was not properly concealed.  This subject was from out of town.  

Alexander Turner - GPD

Alexander Turner was arrested by an undercover officer around 6:50 PM for disorderly conduct.  

The reporting officer's name and the approving officer's name are not listed on the report.

The report narrative is as follows*:

While working in an undercover capacity at S. Main St. and Falls Park Drive I observed Turner acting in a disorderly manner.

Kate Barber - GPD

Kate Barber was arrested around 8 PM for interfering with a police officer.

The report narrative, as reported by Officer James Shelton, is as follows*:

While conducting field force operations in support of a demonstration Downtown, a white female grabbed and held onto an officer.  The female had already grabbed and held a separate officer and was warned not to touch the officers.  When she interfered with the second officer in his field force duties, I took control of her and passed her back through the line to an arrest team.

Sunday

Payton Lomax - GPD

Payton Lomax was arrested around 5:35 PM for assault and battery.

The incident report stated Lomax had visible injuries, including redness to the left side of his face around his eye and along his chin to left ear.

The report narrative, as reported by Officer Michael Giesler, is as follows:

One 5/31/2020 the victim was struck by a subject in the face while at the protest.

Justin Bennett - GPD

Justin Bennett was arrested around 5:45 PM for malicious damage of less than $2,000 against PNC Bank on Main Street.

The report narrative, as reported by Officer Michael Dean, is as follows:

On the date of 5-31-2020 at approximately 1746 there were reports of a white male spray painting the ATM located at 531 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601.

Isabella Todisco - GPD

Isabella Todisco was arrested around 7:15 PM for disorderly conduct.

The report narrative, as reported by Officer David Gault, is as follows:

On the above date/time, I observed Todisco engaged in disorderly conduct while attending a peaceful protest in the Central Business District.

Michael Harrison - GPD

Michael Harrison was arrested around 7:30 PM for nuisance conduct.

The supplemental report narrative, as reported by Officer Jeff Burdette, is as follows*:

On May 31,2020 at approximately 1928 hours, I responded to the intersection of Field Street and Markley Street in reference to an incident occurring within the protest.  Upon my arrival, I observed a white male instigating an altercation with multiple people.  As I arrived, multiple people began pointing at the subject and stating that he was attempting to assault a female protester.  I was able to detain the subject without incident, but the subject continued to yell at the protesters.  At that time, I advised that he was under arrest for nuisance conduct and he was transport to detention by Officer Tetherow.  The subject was arraigned and released later that evening.  The subject was advised of his court date, time, and penalties of not appearing.

Jose Villa Pliego - GPD

Jose Villa Pliego was issued a traffic ticket around 10:35 PM for pedestrian walking in the roadway and interfering with a police officer.

He was arrested by Officer S. Turner.

The report for his arrest has yet to be completed and released.

Cray Kagan - GPD

​Cray Kagan was arrested around 11:00 PM for pedestrian walking in the roadway and interfering with a police officer.

His report, originally reported by Officers Amanda Harper and Jessica Hall, has yet to be finished and released; listed information is from the released supplemental report.

The supplemental report is as follows:

On May 31, 2020 at approximately 2300 hours, I responded to the intersection of North Main Street and East Washington in reference to an incident occurring within the protest.  While on scene, multiple individuals were refusing to leave the roadway when asked.  A white male later identified as Cray Kagan was observed in the middle of the roadway refusing to leave.  When approaching the subject, myself and an arrest team immediately grabbed the subject and placed him into handcuffs (double-locked and checked for fit). Peck was searched incident to arrest and placed into a transport van where Officer Totherow transported him to the Greenville County Detention Center for booking.  Kagan was charged with interfering with a police officer and pedestrian in the roadway.  BWC (body-worn camera) activated.  Cleared by arrest.

Adam Peck - GPD

Adam Peck was arrested around 11 PM for pedestrian walking in the roadway and interfering with a police officer.

The supplemental report narrative, as reported by Officer Amanda Harper, is as follows*:

On May 31, 2020 at approximately 2300 hours, I responded to the intersection of North Main Street and East Washington in reference to an incident occurring within the protest.  While on scene, multiple individuals were refusing to leave the roadway when asked.  A white male later identified as Adam Peck was observed in the middle of the roadway refusing to leave of move.

Lamont Coles - GPD

Lamont Coles was arrested for disorderly conduct.

His report is yet to be finished and released.

Malesa Curtis - GPD

Malesa Curtis was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Her report is yet to be finished and released.

Dylan Kemp was arrested for nuisance conduct; no picture was released.

His report is yet to be finished and released.

Johnathan Holdbrooks - GPD

Johnathan Holdbrooks was arrested for disorderly conduct.

His arrest was reported by Officer Michael Gabriele.

The supplemental report released by the GPD was redacted.

William Chambers - GPD

William Chambers was issued a citation for pedestrian walking the roadway and interfering with a police officer.

The supplemental report narrative, as reported by Officer Michael Gabriele, is as follows*:

On 5/31/2020 I was part of the arrest team for the protest downtown.  Protesters were advised to disperse but did not do so.  The subject, Mr. William Carter Chambers, refused to disperse when the line approached.  The subject was then arrested without incident and escorted to the transport van.  The subject was removed from handcuffs and placed in a pair of flex cuffs by the transport officer.  I then escorted the subject to the back of the transport van where he was seated.  The subject was transported to the jail and later issued citations for Pedestrian in the Roadway and Interfering by Lt. Oglesby.  Incident cleared by arrest.  My body-worn camera was activated.

*Spelling and punctuation mistakes as well as abbreviations have been adjusted or corrected for clarity.

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