A registered sex offender who cut his GPS monitoring bracelet two weeks ago and disappeared was found by deputies Thursday hiding under a pile clothing at his mother’s Plant City home.
Dennis Jamieson, 31, removed the GPS bracelet from his leg Sept. 16 and left his registered address without permission, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives then began conducting surveillance at his mother’s house as well as his girlfriend’s house in Tampa, deputies said.
Over the past two weeks, Jamieson had twice fled in a stolen vehicle from Tampa police, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies doing spot surveillance and working with citizen informants later learned Jamieson was at his mother’s house.
After seeing Jamieson’s girlfriend leaving the Plant City home, detectives obtained a search warrant, and a K-9 unit found Jamieson hiding under a pile of cloting. Deputies said Jamieson was bitten in the arm after failing to comply with the K-9 handler.
Jamieson was treated for the bite and booked into the Orient Road Jail with no bail, deputies said.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections website, Jamieson was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child age 12 to 15 in Clay County in January 2002.