PRESS RELEASE: Armed Robbery Suspects in Custody

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jimmy Dixon, Chief of Police (W) 864-624-2006, (C) 864-643-6229

 

CLEMSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

 

Brandon S. Painter for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

At approximately 10:10am during the morning of March 22, 2015 officers from the Clemson City Police Department responded to a fight between two individuals in a car at the Days Inn of Clemson. Officers arrived on scene and found Brandon Painter and Stephanie Nicosia sitting in a vehicle outside the business as described by the original complainant.

Blake A. Howes for Trafficking Methamphetamine

At approximately 12:02am during the morning of March 23, 2015 officers from the Clemson City Police Department responded to Sedgefield Drive in Clemson for a suspicious vehicle that was called in by a resident of the neighborhood. Responding officers located a blue Ford Taurus on Sedgewood Court and stopped the vehicle as it started to leave the area. Officers identified the driver as Blake Howes of Greer, and after investigation placed Howes under arrest for Driving Under the Influence, and other traffic violations.