FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) — Frederick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a repeat offender on September 9 after a nearly three-week-long investigation.
Detectives began the investigation on August 20 on Robert Thomas King Jr., 25, of Jefferson, Md.READ MORE: Truck Crashes Into Storage Building In Aberdeen, Driver In Critical Condition
They learned he was responsible for at least one residential burglary, a vehicle theft, and several thefts from motor vehicle cases that happened throughout August.
King attempted to avoid law enforcement detection as police conducted multiple search warrants, interviews, charging documents and hours of surveillance over the next several weeks.READ MORE: ‘The Numbers Slapped Them In The Face’ Father Shares His Family’s COVID-19 Diagnosis As Thousands Of Maryland Students Remain In Quarantine With Cases Rising
Investigators then learned on Monday that King was staying at an apartment in Knoxville.
They surveyed the home until King emerged, and after a brief pursuit on foot, King was arrested.MORE NEWS: 'I Spent 36 Years In Prison For A Crime Didn't Commit': City State's Attorney Office Introduces New Program To Help Overturn Wrongful Convictions
He was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was served with eight outstanding warrants for violation of probation, burglary and failure to appear.