Published: Jul 23, 2012 10:57 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The man accused of a string of violent crimes committed in in three jurisdictions in Lee County back in June has plead not guilty. Antonio Thomas was not in court when his public defender made the announcement Monday morning.

The 29-year-old faces a total of 14 charges including murder, kidnapping, robbery (carjacking), grand theft, and sexual assault. Prosecutors say that Thomas admitted to the crimes. 

Sheriff Mike Scott called Thomas an "extremely violent individual who terrorized the community."