MARIETTA - Fingerprints obtained at a crime scene in late April led police to the identification of a suspect allegedly responsible for burglaries in Washington County throughout the year, the sheriff's office said Friday.
Brandon Walters, 29, 715 Greene St., Apt. A, Marietta, was arrested without incident following a traffic stop on Sandhill Road Thursday afternoon, the sheriff's office said. Following his arrest Walters allegedly admitted entering his mother's residence on April 27, forcing open a small safe and stealing $1,800 from the safe, officials said.
Washington County Sheriff's Office said Walters is believed to have committed more than a half dozen other burglaries and breaking and enterings and was wearing shoes that matched footprints at two other crime scenes. Information in the additional cases will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for presentation to a grand jury.
Walters remains incarcerated in lieu of bond in the Washington County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of burglary, the sheriff's office said.