Homeowner’s actions key to arrest
According to an Oconee Sheriff’s Office incident report, the actions of a homeowner helped lead to the arrest last week of a Pickens man—one of two persons implicated in a Lake Keowee area crime. Authorities arrested and charged Jamie Lee McAlister, 25 years old, with burglary first degree and larceny at a home on Katelynn Drive, after a man and his wife found their fence line cut and confronted two persons in a truck. Arrest warrants accuse McAlister of stealing two air conditioning units, a chainsaw, a box of nails and other items. The warrants also allege McAlister, “or another participant,” of using a Chevy S-10 pickup to ram the homeowners’ vehicle while the husband and wife were in the vehicle.