Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Man on Multiple Property Crime Charges


Clinton Trey Whitworth


(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man yesterday on multiple property crime charges.


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office issued a news release seeking the public’s help in locating 36 year old Clinton Trey Whitworth, who had outstanding arrest warrants. Within a few minutes of the Sheriff’s Office issuing this release, Investigators took Whitworth into custody near Seneca. Whitworth was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:13pm yesterday.


At this time, Whitworth remains in jail on a combined $175,000 surety bond on seven of his charges. A bond hearing on the other six charges is pending. A hold has been placed on Whitworth by the Clemson Police Department. Also, Whitworth will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released.


In all, Whitworth has been charged with four counts each of Second Degree Burglary and Petit Larceny, three counts of Grand Larceny and one count each of First Degree Burglary and Breaking into a Motor Vehicle.


On two separate occasions, once on or about September 1st, and then again on September 2nd, Whitworth was charged with breaking into a building at an address on Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca. During both crimes, Whitworth stole antique car parts and tools.


Whitworth has also been charged with breaking into a building at an address on Dickard Road near Seneca, between September 19th and September 20th. During that crime, Whitworth stole power tools.


On or about September 24th, Whitworth broke into a building belonging to a business, on Wells Highway near Seneca, during the nighttime hours of September 24th. While there, Whitworth stole items, which included a utility trailer, a road bike and tools.


Also on or about September 24th, Whitworth is charged with breaking into a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup, at an address on Dr. Mitchell Road, stealing tools.


On September 27th, Whitworth has been charged with breaking into a building on Redland Ranch Road near Walhalla, where Whitworth stole items, including chainsaws and a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado pickup.


According to arrest warrants, Whitworth has prior convictions for Burglary. Investigators say that Whitworth is currently out on bond for property crimes in 2021 and has removed his ankle monitor.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.


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