Duo faces nearly 200 charges in Upstate auto break-in spree

Adam Desmond Moore and Joey Lee Whitworth
Adam Desmond Moore and Joey Lee Whitworth


Two Spartanburg County men are each facing dozens of charges in connection with a rash of auto break-ins that included two law enforcement vehicles, according to investigators.

The break-ins happened in the Chesnee and Boiling Springs areas, according to Spartanburg County deputies.

Following a three-week long investigation, Joey Lee Whitworth, 25, of Boiling Spring, and Adam Desmond Moore, 24, of Spartanburg, were each charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of grand larceny, 62 counts of car breaking and 34 counts of petit larceny.

Based on tips, investigators had Whitworth and Moore under surveillance on Feb. 21.  After being followed by the surveillance team into several sub-divisions in the Parris Bridge and Sandy Ford roads areas of Chesnee, Whitworth and Moore were arrested in early on Feb. 22.

After their arrests, several search warrants were executed and stolen property belonging to the victims from these cases was recovered, including some of the police equipment stolen from vehicles belonging to the Spartanburg Public Safety Department and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. 

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