Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Police Arrest Two On Warrants

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of a wanted subject who had an Escape charge pending against him in Oconee County. Back on January 15th of this year, the Sheriff’s Office issued a press release seeking the public’s help in locating 57 year old Charles Whitney Batts of West Union. Agents from the Narcotics Division were notified on January 8 of this year that Batts had fled his home on Burnt Tanyard Road where he was under house arrest. Batts cut off his ankle monitor in Georgia along I-85. The monitor was discovered in Franklin County, GA. According to agents, Batts plead guilty in General Sessions Court to multiple drug trafficking/distribution violations and was sentenced to seven years in prison on December 18 of last year. The court allowed Batts to return home for a period of sixty days before he was scheduled to report to the Oconee County Detention Center for transportation to an SCDC facility for the purposes of caring for a family member. At that time, Batts was placed under house arrest and was required to wear an ankle monitor. Batts was transported by deputies from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division from Polk County, FL back to Oconee County, where Batts was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center yesterday around 6:33 pm. Polk County, FL is located in the central part of the state between Orlando and Tampa. Batts was served his arrest warrant on the Escape charge as well as five General Sessions Court
bench warrants for absconding his house arrest as it relates to his narcotics charges. Batts remains in custody at the Detention Center at this time.

32 year-old Waylon Eugene Robinson was arrested on Tuesday by Seneca Police. He was wanted on four bench warrants from Oconee General Sessions Court. No word from police on what exactly Robinson’s original charges were.