Sam Brinton, the former senior Department of Energy (DOE) official, was arrested as a “fugitive from justice” by Maryland police last week.
According to county records, Brinton was taken into custody in Rockville on charges related to the theft of airport luggage.
“Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police executed a search warrant May 17 in Montgomery County, Maryland, in connection with allegations of stolen property in luggage from Reagan National Airport that was brought to the department’s attention in February 2023,” James Johnson, a spokesperson for the MWAA told Fox News.
Brinton has previously been arrested for airport theft on two different occasions.
From Fox News:
"Montgomery County Police assisted in the arrest of Sam Brinton," Shiera Goff, a Montgomery County Police Department spokesperson, told Fox News Digital. "The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police are lead on this." "Brinton was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. last night in their home on College Parkway," Goff added. "They are being held in the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit on a no-bond status as they await an extradition hearing. That’s all of the information we have on our end."