Solicitor Chrissy Adams Releases Statement on Death of Rodney Haymond

September 25, 2012

"After a thorough investigation by law enforcement and a review of the evidence in the case it became clear to our office that Mr. Haymond's death was the result of natural causes," said Solicitor Chrissy Adams. "All the evidence supports the conclusion and there was nothing that indicated otherwise. Law enforcement took extraordinary action to try and revive Mr. Haymond but despite their best efforts his life could not be saved."


September 19, 2012


Anderson, SC. An Anderson County jury found twenty-five year old Ebonee Bowers guilty today of the unlawful neglect of her 17-month old daughter. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced her to 10 years.


On August 3, 2010, deputies were called to the AnMed emergency room to investigate an assault on a 17 month-old female, Imani Bowers. The child was brought to the ER by her mother, Ebonee Bowers. The mother stated the child had fallen a few days earlier. Due to the type and severity of the child’s injuries, she was transported to Greenville Hospital where she spent several weeks in the pediatric ICU. A pediatric neurosurgeon concurred with the AnMed ER doctor’s opinion that the child’s injuries were not accidental but were consistent with abuse. DSS began an investigation at that time. The defendant was later arrested.


“There is a sacred trust between a mother and child,” stated Solicitor Chrissy Adams. “The defendant broke that trust. We pray for Imani’s continued recovery and that her future will be bright and filled with love.”




September 19, 2012

Walhalla, SC. An Oconee County jury took only an hour to find Steven Gregory Frost guilty of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor, first degree. The Honorable Cordell Maddox sentenced Frost to 40 years.

During October and November of 2011, the defendant would occasionally visit the home of his mother, who had adopted a young girl. On one of these occasions, he molested the 8 year old child after asking her to come into a bedroom to help him with something. The mother entered the room during the incident and took the child from the scene and told the defendant to leave. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.



“Steven Frost’s actions against this young lady were despicable.  Had the defendant’s mother not entered the room at that moment, who knows what further damage he would have inflicted on his victim,” said Solicitor Chrissy Adams.  “Today’s verdict has taken a child molester off of our streets and will allow the victim to know that her attacker will be behind bars for what will likely be the rest of his natural life.”








August 16, 2012


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Walhalla, SC. An Oconee County jury convicted Curtis Eugene Land today of Burglary 1st Degree. The Honorable Alex Macaulay sentenced Land to life without parole, as requested by the State under SC Code of Laws §17-25-45 (“3 strikes”). 


On September 2, 2011, Curtis Land entered a home on Bethel Church Road in Westminster, SC by prying open the back door. A minor child was present in the home at the time and called his father who contacted 911. The 13-year old pointed a shotgun at Land who ran out the back door. Land was arrested by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office a short distance from the home.  


“Life without parole is an appropriate sentence for a career criminal such as Land,” stated Solicitor Chrissy Adams. “The community will be a safer place with Curtis Land in jail for the rest of his life.”