A Hodges man and a Greenwood teen have been charged in a a rash of vehicle break-ins which have occurred over the course of the last two weeks.
Investigators say Pierre Lipford, 21, of 4220 Main St. Hodges, and Tyrel Wideman, 17, of 518 E. Laurel Ave., Greenwood, are responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins in which multiple guns were stolen. Investigators say there could be more arrests in connection with the break-ins as early as Tuesday.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, police developed information that Lipford and Wideman were involved in the incidents. GCSO deputies were assisting Greenwood Police Department Officers in locating Lipford. One of Lipford’s family members told police Lipford was staying with friends at Wideman’s residence on E. Laurel Avenue. Police found Lipford at the E. Laurel residence and Lipford gave a full confession to the crimes. Lipford gave police a 12 gauge shotgun and a .40 caliber Glock pistol which were stolen from separate vehicles. Lipford pointed out several residences were items were stolen.
Jail records indicate Lipford has been charged with four counts of breaking into a motor vehicle and two counts of petit larceny while Wideman has been charged with three counts each of breaking into a motor vehicle and petit larceny.