Prosecutors say Jamario Darden committed a burglary last fall while already wearing an electronic monitoring device for an earlier arrest.
Now Darden has been sentenced to at least 4 2/3 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this month to three felony charges, according to the Mecklenburg County district attorneys office.
Authorities say Darden, 20, had been arrested last March and charged with trying to rob a person at gunpoint. While awaiting trial in that case, he was ordered to wear the monitoring device.
Police say he then broke into a Charlotte residence in September, allegedly stealing a computer, monitor and antique rifle. He was considered a suspect because reports from the monitoring device placed him near the burglary site at the time of the crime.
Earlier this month, Darden pleaded guilty to attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, for the March 2012 case; and breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering, for the September case.
He was sentenced to between 56 months and 80 months in prison.