Three arrests in Tuscaloosa hotel car break-ins, carjackings

Police make arrests in Tuscaloosa carjacking investigations

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) -Tuscaloosa Police had a busy week where officers said three arrests closed several open cases including two carjackings and nearly two dozen car break-ins.

That carjacking suspect is also accused of escaping from Bessemer police Friday evening.

Officers also say a pair of men suspected of breaking into cars and stealing guns are behind bars.

U.S. Marshals took Ro’daryus Mitchell and Jae’Vontae Taylor into custody Tuesday in Birmingham. They are accused of breaking into 22 cars parked at Tuscaloosa hotels in October.

Officers said the MO was to look for unlocked cars or those with guns or valuables in plain sight and open a door or break a window to get them. Authorities also announced Deantrez Sanders, who is accused of carjacking two women in Tuscaloosa at gun point Thursday and stealing their cars, has also been captured.

Bessemer police charged him in several crimes there, too.

Sanders escaped from custody Friday while they were taking him to jail. He was arrested Monday and is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on two first degree robbery charges.

“I mean it’s really good they were able to find him again and he’s back in custody. Cause clearly he’s a dangerous person that needs to be in custody,” explained Susan Kurvin, an investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

Two guns and 18 magazines for guns were recovered in one of the home of one the break-in suspects according to Tuscaloosa police.

They’re being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds of more than $300,000. Police have not identified who may have helped Sanders commit those carjackings.

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