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Local Pottery Expert Arrested
web posted April 11, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Local Old Edgefield Pottery
expert Stephen Ferrell is known for many things, being featured on
television shows, magazines, newspapers, and keeping the tradition of
Edgefield Pottery alive for visitors to purchase. The one thing Ferrell
was not known for was getting arrested. That changed on Monday evening.
According to two separate incident reports, Ferrell went to the local
Dollar General on Augusta Road to purchase Tylenol and ended up in a
verbal disputed with the clerk at the store. In the first complaint,
filed around 3:30 Monday afternoon, Ferrell said he was "racially
discriminated" against because the clerk was black and he is white and
wanted a report on file.
The Sheriff's deputy took the report and then spoke to the clerk and
the manager who stated that Ferrell came into the store and tried to
walk behind the counter and was told that the area was off limits to
customers and Ferrell became angry.
The deputy thought that was the end of the matter. However, around 8:19
pm Ferrell was back at the store causing another disturbance and
cussing employees and taking pictures. A deputy and an Edgefield Police
Officer arrived at the store and found Ferrell walking away from the
After obtaining information from the store employees Ferrell was
arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into custody. He was later
released on bond for the misdemeanor charge. According to the second
report, the store manager also had Mr. Ferrell placed on a trespass
notice from the store and he was informed he would be arrested again if
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