Suspect Arrested in Mauldin Shooting

William Anthony Butts is the suspected Mauldin Shooter

A suspect is in custody for the Bridges Road shooting that happened earlier this month. He is also suspected in at least three other crimes that happened in the preceding weeks.

From WPSA:

A Simpsonville man is under arrest for a shooting that happened in early November in a driveway on Bridges Road.

William Anthony Butts, 18, is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill. Butts is also charged with three separate robbery incidents dating back to October 18 according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Butts shot a man in the head on November 3 outside a home at 416 Bridges Road. The victim was treated for the injury and released from Greenville Hospital System.

Butts is also charged with three separate armed robberies at the Corner Mart on Woodruff Road between October 18 and November 5.

Butts remains in the Greenville County Detention Center. No bond has been set for Butts on the shooting charge.

He faces a $10,000 bond for each of the armed robbery charges and possession of a weapon during a violent crime charge.

WYFF is reporting that Butts robbed the same store in all three armed robbery incidents, the Corner Mart at 2608 Woodruff Rd. Those robberies happened on Oct. 18th, Oct. 30th, and Nov. 5th. He was identified by witnesses as the robber in those cases. Joe Friday filed a report on these robberies back on November 6th.


One Response to “Suspect Arrested in Mauldin Shooting”

  1. SWAT Team Ends Standoff in Mauldin : Greenville Dragnet on December 10th, 2009 4:55 pm

    [...] The word on the street is that some of the newer residents have brought their bad habits with them, funding small time drug dealers with big time money. Mauldin recently made crime news with the arrest of a meth cooking couple and the Bridges Road Shooting which was a culmination of a violent crime spree by local thug Willaim Anthony Butts. [...]

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