By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — One of the Montgomery County’s most wanted fugitives is behind bars in Florida awaiting extradition after sheriff’s deputies used social media to track his whereabouts and take him into custody.READ MORE: Willie Stokes, Cleared Of Murder After 37 Years In Prison, Sues City Of Philadelphia
Thirty-six-year-old Jason Baldwin is an alleged serial burglar accused of taking part in more than two dozen break-ins in Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties in the summer of 2012. Authorities say he’s been on the run for nearly three years, but that ended Thursday when he was arrested in the Orlando area. Sheriff Russell Bono says social media tips led them to his girlfriend.READ MORE: 3 Men Arrested In Connection To Assault Of Teen Outside Of Pleasantville Centerfolds Cabaret Before He Was Found Dead
“They then went to the house where his girlfriend was and made entry, and found Baldwin sleeping in bed,” Bono says. “He was totally shocked by the arrest.”
Bono says there were five outstanding warrants for his arrest. Baldwin is formerly from Pottstown. According to sheriff’s in Osceola County, Baldwin was working at Walt Disney World as a painter under an assumed name.MORE NEWS: Mantua Man Stole Car, Debit Card Of Mount Laurel Woman Beaten To Death, Burlington County Prosecutor Says
Authorities are making arrangements to bring him back to Pennsylvania.