27 arrested in multi-county sweep

dprice@thestate.comFebruary 9, 2013 

Twenty-seven Midlands fugitives were arrested this week as part of a multi-jurisdictional sweep in Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg and Sumter counties.

Sheriff’s departments in those counties worked with U.S. Marshals, State Law Enforcement Division agents and Columbia police to arrest the fugitives, wanted on sex crime charges or for failing to register as sex offenders among other offenses, on Monday and Tuesday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Friday. Dubbed “Operation Safe Sweep” law enforcement officers cleared 38 outstanding arrest warrants.

Among those arrested in the sweep was 24-year-old Kevin Alvarez, who was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after Columbia Police found him and a 12-year-old girl partially clothed inside his car in a yard in the Earlwood neighborhood on Feb. 4. The two slept overnight in the car and Alvarez was accused of assaulting the girl.

The sweep wouldn’t have been as successful without the cooperation of all the law enforcement agencies involved, Lott said.

Others arrested include:

• Mitchell Gleaton, 36, who is charged with a sex offender registry violation, 1st offense

• William Anders, 30, who is charged with criminal domestic violence, resisting arrest and a traffic violation.

• Jeffrey Hopkins. 52, who is charged on bench warrants for traffic violations,

• Orlando Cole, 40, who is charged threatening the life of a public official

• Dujuan Glymph, 30, who is charged with first-degree burglary and criminal domestic violence.

• James M. Payne, 33, who is charged with shoplifting and disorderly conduct.

• Robert M Payne, 29, who is charged with indecent exposure.

• Perry B. Anderson, 38, who is charged with two counts of assault and battery.

• Jonathan Jordan, 21, who is charged with assault and battery and kidnapping

• Christopher Anders,20, who is charged with kidnapping.

• Alton Dunn, 23, who is charged as a fugitive from justice.

• Byron Gilyard, 42, who is charged with breach of trust.

• Stephon Simmons, who is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, 2nd offense.

• Berry Coleman, 51, who is charged with criminal domestic violence.

• James Augusta Harris,67, who is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, 2nd offense.

• Bruce Hudson, 27, who is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, 2nd offense.

• Sanaulla Khan, 44, who is charged with cruelty to children.

• Malcolm Price, 25, who is charged with simple possession of marijuana, failure to surrender plates and a traffic violation.

• Jonathan Sims, 34, who is charged with possession of a firearm and attempted murder.

• Tikia M. McCoy, 37, who is charged with third-degree assault and battery.

• Chalene M. Johnson, 21, who is charged with third-degree assault and battery.

• Joey Lewis, 20, who is charged with third-degree assault and battery.

• Danielle V. Harris,31, who is charged with third-degree assault and battery.

• Davis S. Moore, 34, who is charged with third-degree assault and battery.

• Jermaine R. Sims, who is charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence.

• Bequan A. Recasner, 19, who is charged with second-degree assault and battery.

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