Gang unit's Public Enemy No. 1 arrested

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man named just Thursday as the Metro Gang Unit's Public Enemy No. 1 is in custody Friday morning.

Detectives say a tip from media reports led to the arrest of 19-year-old Jonathan Anderson. This is the second time a tipster has lead authorities to his location.

After Anderson's picture was broadcast in the media Thursday, an anonymous tipster called authorities and said they had seen him in the Glendale area.

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was able to research a house connected to his family near 1500 West and 1400 South. They showed up there shortly after 11 p.m. and found Anderson there.

Sgt. Mike Schoenfeld with the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit said, "The people who own the house didn't know he was the Public Enemy No. 1 about 10 p.m. when they saw it on the news. They were gone and had allowed him to stay there while they were gone."

Sgt. Schoenfeld says Anderson surrendered peacefully. He was taken to the Salt Lake County jail and booked on two counts of first-degree felony aggravated robbery, and one count of third-degree felony theft.

Gang unit's Public Enemy No. 1 arrested

The Metro Gang Unit says he became Public Enemy No. 1 on Thursday because of his long criminal history that included an aggravated robbery in 2008 at a Sandy Maverick gas station.

During the robbery, Anderson pulled out a knife and attacked the clerk. "He seems to be dangerous. He has ties to area gangs, so we wanted to get him off the street," Schoenfeld said.

After that surveillance video was shown on the news in 2008, Anderson was spotted by a viewer and arrested.

Detectives say he served about one year in jail for that robbery and was then released on probation.

Shortly after his release, detectives say he committed more crimes, including another aggravated robbery, carjacking and attempted stabbing.

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit says with all his warrants, Anderson is worth over $1 million to them. Investigators say the tipster has yet to claim the reward money.

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