Acting on a tip Monday afternoon, Jacinto City and Houston police surprised Monroe at his hideout and arrested him.
"He was very surprised," Jacinto City Police Chief J.M. Ayala told the Chronicle, adding police are still searching for the shotgun. "It all went smoothly."
A GBI spokesman told the Chronicle that Knight is wanted for larceny and theft in Gordon County. Records show he also has an extensive criminal history in North Carolina, including an outstanding larceny warrant from Greensboro, the Chronicle reported.
In addition, Ayala said, Knight told police he possibly had been involved in a homicide. No details on that case were available.