A Marietta man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a series of recent daytime burglaries in the city.
Matthew L. Jones, 27, of 502 Warren St., was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his residence around 10:16 p.m., according to a release from the Marietta Police Department. During the search, the release says, police officers and agents from the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force recovered items such as jewelry, personal papers and handbags reported stolen in the burglaries.
Police said recently that six homes, located between Second and Sixth streets, and Scammel and Marion streets, had been entered in the daytime since Feb. 9. Jones' residence is within that area.
Capt. Jeff Waite declined to comment on the specific information police received that led them to Jones.
Jones is in custody at the Washington County Jail, pending a court hearing today. He is charged with one count of second-degree felony burglary, and was also arrested on warrants out of Marietta Municipal Court for a probation violation and contempt of court for failure to pay fines.
Waite said followup work on the case continues and additional charges may be forthcoming.