Clifton Lynn Jackson, 46, of 103 Rudy St., was arrested on June 28 after Rome patrol officers said they caught him burglarizing a North Broad Street laundromat.
An investigation lead officers to believe that Jackson is responsible for several other burglaries, including three that happened the night of April 18.
According to police reports:
The first burglary was reported at the Dollar General on North Broad Street when the suspect broke open the front glass, went inside and stole several bars of soap from the shelves.
A few moments later, someone broke into Complete Cash, 1831 N. Broad St., and tried to steal a safe but only got away with about $20 in loose change from the register drawer.
Later, Welding Equipment and Supply Company, 703 Calhoun Ave., was burglarized, but nothing was reported missing. In all three of the burglaries, the thief busted out the windows with a rock.
Jackson is also a suspect in burglaries at the North Rome Family Dollar on June 13 and March 7; the laundromat on June 11; Papa John’s Pizza on Turner McCall Boulevard and Verizon Wireless at the intersection of Broad Street and Turner McCall Boulevard.
He is also suspected of breaking into the Northside Swim Center.
“He caused more damages to businesses than anything,” said Pete Sailors, a detective with the Rome Police Department.
Jackson remains in the Floyd County Jail charged with nine counts of burglary, seven counts of criminal trespass, six counts of theft by taking, one count of public drunkenness, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of obstruction.
Clifton ran from officers during his June 28 arrest and was tased.