The Greenwood Police Department arrested a total of six individuals, five of which were underage, after they found the group at a home reportedly drinking alcohol.
According to a GPD report, police were dispatched to 400 Piedmont Ave. just after midnight Sunday morning after receiving a call about a fight in progress and underage drinking going on at the residence. When police arrived, they observed several people on the porch drinking beer. The individuals on the porch ran inside the house when they saw police. Other people were attempting to flee through the windows at the rear of the residence. Police told everyone to stop and they complied.
According to the report, police could see multiple subjects through the front door fleeing into various rooms of the residence. When police entered the residence, they were met by Claude Dabney Smith, 21, who lives at the residence. Smith told police that they could not “come into his (expletive) house.” Smith told police that he lived there and that he was 21 years of age. Smith told police to “get the (expletive) out” of his house when asked why there were underage people there consuming alcohol. Smith was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to the report, police saw numerous beer cans throughout the residence and on the front porch. Police found several people inside who appeared intoxicated. Those people were identified as Robert Lee Settle Jr., 18, Dakota James Goldman, 17, Alison Rae Hepler, 19, and a 15-year-old male. All had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Everyone except the juvenile was arrested for minor in consumption of alcohol and taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center. The juvenile was issued a citation and turned over into the custody of his father.
According to the report, police also found Kristopher Dean Butler, 17, at the residence. Butler appeared intoxicated and began resisting police when they attempted to search him. Butler began screaming racial slurs at officers as they attempted to search him and would not be still. Residents from several nearby residences came outside when they heard Butler screaming. Police found about one gram of marijuana in Butler’s pocket. He was taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center and charged with minor in consumption of alcohol, simple possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct.