A suspect in multiple thefts in the Mead area was arrested Tuesday evening, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office said.
Michael D. Jamison, 42, was arrested after fleeing a residence on Sophia Loop in the town.
Sheriff Ken Golden said that Undersheriff Kevin Nave and Investigator Nathan Calloway coordinated the effort to find Jamison.
“They came in from the back side (of a residence) and lo and behold, he takes off running and jumps a fence and then jumps right into their arms,” Golden said.
According to Golden, Jamison was already in custody when authorities used a helicopter to search for stolen property.
Authorities recovered numerous items believed to be stolen, including a motorcycle, and Jamison also led deputies to a stolen vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
Jamison was booked into the Bryan County Jail. The District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing the case to determine charges.
Golden said Jamison recently was released from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
According to online DOC records, Jamison had been serving time since October 2002 for escape, burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property.
In an unrelated case, Jamison was charged Tuesday with cultivation of marijuana. That charge is the result of deputies recently finding a marijuana plant that belonged to Jamison, according to court records.
Although Jamison is a suspect in multiple thefts in the Mead area, he is not a suspect in the burglary of a church parsonage on Cale Switch Road, according to Golden who said the incident is still under investigation. That home, as well as a couple of others in the area, were burglarized while the occupants were asleep.