Police: Man escaped treatment jail, went on business burglary spree

Police: Man escaped treatment jail, went on business burglary spree

SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) - A man is accused of escaping a treatment jail and then breaking into several businesses and stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

Tyrone Edwards, 37, of Downtown is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of burglary and breaking and entering. He is scheduled to face a judge Thursday morning.

Edwards has been wanted on a felony escape charge after police say he left River City Correctional Center without permission on April 30. River City Correctional Center is a lock-down treatment jail in Camp Washington.

Then, according to police, Edwards broke into several businesses in Springfield Township and Cincinnati and stole a variety of expensive items last month.

In the Cincinnati cases, police say he nabbed a wide variety of expensive electronics such as computers, televisions, camcorders and smart phones totaling $80,900, court records state.

Springfield Township police allege he broke into auto shops. In one case, he made off with a 2016 GMC Sierra U-Haul truck, they wrote in court records.

Edwards was charged after a police investigation that included video surveillance and "the suspect's own admission," a criminal complaint states.

In some cases, his blood was found as part of physical evidence collected at the crime scenes, records show.

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