Man arrested in connection to burglary at Fountain Hills home tied to serial murders

Authorities have arrested a man who's accused of stealing two vehicles from the Fountain Hills home where two bodies were found in connection to a series of murders in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

According to a statement released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the home on June 6 at around 3:30 a.m., located on the 14000 block of Kit Fox Place in Fountain Hills.

According to a witness, suspicious cars were either parked in front of the home, or driving away from it. When deputies arrived, the cars were gone, but several exterior doors were found to be opened, with no one inside the home.

The first stolen vehicle, a black Mercedes, was found on June 8 and the second stolen car, a white Nissan Altima, was found near 70th Avenue and McDowell Road on June 21.

The white Nissan Altima was driven by 42-year-old Keith Dees, who fled from police but later crashed the car near 99th Avenue and Thomas Road.

After the crash, Dees tried to run from police on foot, but he was taken into custody by Phoenix police officers.

Dees was booked into jail on one count of theft of means of transportation.

Authorities believe 56-year-old Damon Lamon Jones was responsible for the deaths of Mary Simmons and Bryon Thomas, who were found dead inside the Fountain Hills home in question, along with the murder of a prominent forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt, paralegals Veleria Sharp and Laura Anderson, and Marshall Levine.

Jones was found dead inside a hotel room.