PCSO honors selfless citizens

On Sept. 10, Master Deputy Scott Ticknor of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office spotted a wanted man at a convenience store on U.S. 178 between Pickens and Liberty.

When Ticknor approached the suspect and attempted to serve him with a felony warrant, the man resisted arrest, pulled a gun, and shots were fired.

Two citizens, David Bryan Owens and Bobby Lee Laws, Jr., who were at the convenience store helped Ticknor apprehend the suspect during a struggle with little thought for their own safety.

They were honored at a luncheon on Dec. 19, where Sheriff C. David Stone honored the men with a plaque and expressed his sincere appreciation for their help.