The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenwood Police Department have made four more arrests in a string of vehicle break-ins which occurred over a period of several weeks.
Investigators say they have arrested Deandre Reed, 19, Shyhiem Reed, 17, Antonio Morton, 21, and Nathaniel Wideman, 18, in connection with the break-ins. Wideman was arrested Tuesday while the other three were arrested Thursday afternoon. Investigators arrested Pierre Lipford, 21, and Tyrel Wideman, 17, last Friday in connection with the crimes.
According to investigators, the group could be responsible for dozens of vehicle break-ins spanning a two-week period beginning around Christmas. According to an incident report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, Lipford confessed to a number of vehicle break-ins when he was arrested last Friday.
Morton was arrested in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins during August and September 2012. Morton was taken into custody at Georgetown Apartments after the Greenwood County SWAT Team responded to the apartment complex after he and multiple other suspects were located there. SWAT was called in due to the fact that Morton was suspected of breaking into a police vehicle and stealing a number of weapons and ammunition. Court records indicate that Morton was charged with four counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, two counts of petit larceny and one count of grand larceny. Morton pleaded guilty to one count of breaking into a motor vehicle and one count of grand larceny on Dec. 6, 2013, and was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 431 days served and five years of probation, court records indicate.
Investigators say there could be more arrests in the near future as well as additional charges added to those arrested.