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Marshals hunting for serial burglar accidentally released from jail

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U.S. marshals are looking for a serial burglar who was erroneously released from jail, and they are asking the public for information to help with his recapture.

Forty-three-year-old Steven Scott was been held by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on burglary charges in June when he was accidentally let go. Marshals deputies said he took his untimely freedom and disappeared, never to return for the subsequent hearings to answer for the burglary charges.

Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Scott appears to be a "prolific criminal with a constant string of arrests for drugs, theft, burglary, robbery and assault."

"He has over 15 aliases and seems to be in a constant state of being in jail, the court system or committing the next crime," Burke said. "We would like him back in custody before more crimes are committed."

Scott has a distinctive scar over his left eyebrow and is listed as being 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds.

Scott has lived in and around Silver Spring, White Oak and Takoma Park. He may be in and out of homeless shelters in Montgomery County or Northwest Washington.

"The best thing for all concerned would be for Scott to turn himself in before he makes matters worse for himself," Burke said.

Anyone with information regarding Scott's whereabouts should contact the task force at 301-489-1705.

Since 2008, The Washington Examiner's "Most Wanted" feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 50 murderers, armed robbers, kidnappers, sex offenders and drug dealers.

At least nine of the fugitives were wanted for a killing or had previously been convicted of a homicide.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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