Burglary Suspect Previously Charged with Felony Theft, Solicitation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Court records reveal a Tuscaloosa man arrested on burglary charges Wednesday has a prior history that includes felony theft and solicitation of prostitution.
Tobias Keonte Horton, 22, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly impersonating a construction worker to gain access to several student residences. Investigators were able to identify Horton using surveillance footage from security cameras at those residences, and he was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday on a $15,000 bond.
This, however, isn't Horton's first brush with the law.
Horton was one of 19 arrested the weekend of January 24-25, 2020 as part of an undercover prostitution sting; he later pled guilty to a misdemeanor solicitation charge and is in the middle of a two-year-probation sentence for those charges.
According to court documents filed in 2017, Horton was charged with first-degree theft of property, a felony, after stealing a purse, iPad, and 2015 silver Toyota Camry from his mother's house while she was at church. Horton later returned the stolen items to his mother, however, records indicate that when questioned about the theft Horton's only response was "it is what it is."
Horton pled guilty to the theft charge and was sentenced to two years of probation, completing the sentence in 2019.
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