Frederick County sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson man Monday who they said was responsible for a spate of recent thefts in the county, according to an agency press release.
Robert Thomas King Jr., 25, of the 3300 block of Jefferson Pike, was developed as a suspect in a home break-in that occurred Aug. 18, according to the release and online court records. Deputies also believe King stole a car and was involved in several more thefts from vehicles in August, leading detectives to seek a warrant for his arrest. King managed to avoid law enforcement until Monday, when an anonymous source gave deputies a tip that King was staying in an apartment in the Knoxville area and deputies set up a surveillance detail at the address to confirm King was there.
A short foot chase took place when deputies confronted King outside the apartment, and he was taken into custody and served with eight separate warrants for offenses including first-degree burglary, theft from $100 to $1,500, violating terms of his probation and failing to appear in court, according to the release.
King remained in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center as of Tuesday after a District Court judge denied him bail at a hearing Tuesday afternoon.