DNA links Shreveport man to burglary

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 11:37am

A local man sits behind bars this morning accused of burglarizing a west Shreveport home after evidence recovered at the scene linked him to the crime.

Back on July 5, 2010, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a reported residential burglary at a home in the 900 block of Francis Street in the Mooretown neighborhood. Investigating officers contacted the victim, who had just arrived at their residence after being out of town, and learned that an unknown suspect or suspects had apparently entered the house through a back window and, once inside, stole several items before fleeing the scene with the stolen loot. Patrolmen were able to recover blood evidence from the crime scene which was in turn submitted to the North Louisiana Crime lab for analysis.

Detectives were notified that the DNA evidence recovered from the burglarized residence on Francis Street had been matched to 18 year old Charles Young. Investigators located Young at a home in the 3100 block of Devaughn Street and took him into custody without incident. Following interviews with detectives, Charles Young, of the 1100 block of Gooseberry Hill in Shreveport, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

From Shreveport Police Department


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