A 38-year-old man accused earlier this month of stealing 43 high-end bicycles in Boulder between May and September is facing an additional felony charge after University of Colorado police say they connected him to seven additional thefts.
John William Samson III was arrested on March 20 at the Boulder County Jail -- where he was already in custody on the previous case on suspicion of theft between $20,000 and $100,000.
Officials said he is suspected in seven separate bike thefts on CU's campus. CU said the value of the bikes stolen amounted to $22,000.
Samson is expected to be formally charged today.
Samson has already been charged with theft between $100,000 and $1 million, third-degree burglary and criminal mischief for the thefts in the Boulder police case. Officials say Samson stole $147,000 worth of bicycles ranging in prices from $700 to $9,000, including the five bikes stolen from the Boulder High School mountain bike team during last September's flood.
Most of the thefts took place in the downtown business area during daylight hours, with the majority of the bikes being locked to bike or vehicle racks. None of the bicycles have been recovered.
Samson remains in custody on $100,000 bond.