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Spartanburg duo sentenced in meth-fueled crime spree

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Bobby Deyoung (left) and Ashley Wiley (right) (Source: Solicitor Barry Barnette) Bobby Deyoung (left) and Ashley Wiley (right) (Source: Solicitor Barry Barnette)
COWPENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Solicitor Barry Barnette said a Spartanburg man and woman have both been sentenced in connection with a week-long crime spree fueled by methamphetamine.

Barnette said 26-year-old Bobby Deyoung pleaded guilty to 2 counts of armed robbery, second-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine on Wednesday.

Deyoung was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the armed robbery convictions, as well as a consecutive 15-year sentence suspended to 5 years of probation on the balance of the charges.

Court documents say the crime spree began on June 8, 2017 when Deyoung stole a wallet from a parked car at a Cowpens laundry mat while his companion 25-year-old Ashley M. Wiley of Spartanburg distracted the owner of the stolen property.

Two days later, Barnette said Cowpens police responded to reports of a burglary at a vacant home on Oakland Street and found it ransacked. Barnette said electronics and a .38 caliber handgun were reported stolen.

Fingerprints collected at the crime scene matched those of Deyoung and Wiley.

Barnette said the pair also stole a 2015 Acura at gunpoint on Mobile Drive following the residential break in, and the vehicle was later found abandoned in the neighborhood after the duo discovered it had a GPS device. The victim told deputies he gave the pair money, his cell phone, car keys and an electronic cigarette after being threatened with a handgun.

Court documents go on to say Deyoung and Wiley stole a PT Cruiser at gunpoint on June 14, 2017. The victim told deputies the pair had approached her and asked for a ride to a nearby bar, and she agreed to take them there. Upon arrival at the destination, Barnette said Deyoung brandished a handgun and told the owner of the car to get out.

Wiley was caught driving the stolen PT Cruiser the next day, and upon searching the vehicle, officers located a gun matching the description of the weapon stolen at the residential break in in Cowpens. A small bag of methamphetamine was also found in a cup holder of the stolen vehicle, Barnette said.

Wiley pleaded guilty on Thursday to 2 counts of armed robbery, second-degree burglary, 2 counts of petty larceny, breaking into a motor vehicle and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the armed robbery charge, and a consecutive sentence of 15 years, suspended to 5 years of probation on the balance of the charges. Her prior criminal record includes convictions for 

Both Deyoung and Wiley will be required to serve 85% of their sentences before becoming eligible for release.

“This case is a good illustration of the many dangers of Methamphetamine,” Assistant Solicitor Spenser Smith said. “Bobby Deyoung and Ashley Wiley are letting their addictions ruin their lives.”

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