Man wanted in string of metro Atlanta car break-ins captured in Ohio

Man wanted in string of metro Atlanta car break-ins captured in Ohio

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Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Keith Romero Laird Jr.
  • Story Highlights
  • Keith Romero Laird was arrested Jan. 11.
  • He’s in the Forsyth County jail on multiple charges.
  • Gwinnett County has a hold on him because of charges there.

A man who has been on the run since a string of car break-ins in Forsyth County last year has been captured, authorities said.

U.S. marshals in Ohio arrested Keith Romero Laird Jr., who allegedly stole guns, computers and pursues from cars last May and June, Forsyth County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said.

The arrest was made Jan. 11, and Laird was eventually returned to metro Atlanta.

He is being held at the Forsyth County jail on 23 counts of entering automobiles, records show.

According to Channel 2 Action News, some of the burglaries happened in the Blackstock Mill neighborhood in Cumming.

Authorities, who identified Laird from fingerprints, said last summer they recovered a stolen AR-15 at his grandparents' house in Duluth.

In addition to the charges in Forsyth County, authorities in Gwinnett County have a hold on Laird because of active warrants there. 

“He will be served those warrants upon his release from any other jurisdiction,” Gwinnett police spokeswoman Michele Pihera said.

It’s unclear exactly what charges Laird is wanted on in Gwinnett.

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