Suspects Facing Financial ID Fraud and Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges in Separate Investigations

Joshua Coty Dobson

Joshua Coty Dobson, 36-year-old from Walhalla, was arrested by Walhalla Police on Sunday morning, July 7, around 7:00 a.m. Details surrounding the arrest have not been released yet. He was taken into custody under a warrant issued by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. His bond was set at $25,000 and he remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center at this time.

Trevor Bailey Easter

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Trevor Bailey Easter, 36, of Greenville, on Tuesday for allegedly setting up various accounts in someone else’s name to open financial accounts fraudulently. Easter faces seven counts of financial identity theft and is held at the Oconee County Detention Center on a $70,000 surety bond, with electronic monitoring required if released. The incidents occurred between July 3, 2020, and August 4, 2023, involving Gmail and Venmo accounts. Additionally, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has a hold for Easter.

In a separate case, Zakarah Dakiah Hoover, 18, of Seneca, was arrested for allegedly involving a 16-year-old in “an act of violence by a mob,” causing physical harm. Hoover faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and third-degree assault and battery by mob with bodily injury. She was released from the Oconee County Detention Center after the incident, which originated from a family member’s call in New York. Hoover allegedly admitted to a fight with the 16-year-old, who had red marks on her cheek and decided to press charges.