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Suspect accused of auto break-ins at Greenville Co. fire stations arrested in Kentucky

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Andrew Newby (L) and Matthew McCullough (Source: GCSO/SCSO) Andrew Newby (L) and Matthew McCullough (Source: GCSO/SCSO)
Andrew Lee William Newby's booking photo from Kentucky (Source: Bell Co. Detention Center) Andrew Lee William Newby's booking photo from Kentucky (Source: Bell Co. Detention Center)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that two men accused of breaking into multiple vehicles at fire departments across the area were facing charges.

Investigators said 32-year-old Matthew Neal McCullough and 22-year-old Andrew Lee William Newby targeted fire stations as a means to steal goods from vehicles in the parking lot.

Tigerville Fire Department, Taylors Fire Department and two Glassy Mountain Fire Departments were hit in the crime spree.

McCullough, who is currently being held in the Spartanburg County jail on unrelated warrants, is charged with autobreaking, larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle.

According to the Spartanburg County Detention Center, McCullough is facing charges from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for driving under suspension, reckless driving, blue light violation, receiving stolen goods, possession of a stolen pistol, spilling load on highway and possession of a stolen vehicle.

A background check indicates that McCullough has previous charges for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, pointing and presenting a firearm, driving under suspension, criminal domestic violence, grand larceny, breaking into auto tanks where fuel is stored, resisting arrest, criminal conspiracy and more.

Deputies said Monday that Newby was on on the run but announced Tuesday that he had been located and captured in Kentucky.

Deputies said officers with the Middlesboro Police Department arrested Newby on a fugitive from justice warrant for his charges in Greenville County. As of Tuesday, Newby was being held in the Bell County Detention Center in Pineville, KY, awaiting extradition.

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