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U.S. Marshals return wanted man to Forsyth
Official: suspect absconded with ‘computers, purses and guns’
Keith Romero Laird Jr.
Keith Romero Laird Jr.

United States Marshals have apprehended a man sought in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries in Forsyth County from May and June of 2017. 

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Keith Romero Laird Jr. a 24-year-old resident of Duluth was arrested in Ohio on Jan. 11 by Marshals for the 25 felony entering auto charges issued by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. 

Laird allegedly entered as many as a combined 25 vehicles on Benefield Road and the Blackstock Mill and the Polo Fields subdivisions as well as areas of Gwinnett County.

“He was going to the subdivisions taking computers, purses and guns,” Rainwater said. 

He said that during a search of Laird’s grandparent’s home in Duluth, a stolen AR-15 rifle was recovered and determined to be from one of the burglarized vehicles. Rainwater said that another 9mm Smith and Wesson hand gun has still not been recovered.  

Rainwater said Laird was positively identified through fingerprint evidence and a series of credit card charges from cards stolen from vehicles in Forsyth County. 

Laird also faces charges in Gwinnett County for similar entering auto crimes. 

Laird is currently being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center on a bond of $382,050.