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DNA samples help identify suspect in 2014 burglary case

8 months 1 week 1 day ago Thursday, November 09 2017 Nov 9, 2017 November 09, 2017 11:56 AM November 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

NAPOLEONVILLE- The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a man they say broke into a residence in 2014.

The incident took place near Napoleonville on or about June 27, 2014.

The victim told authorities she was asleep when she heard a door being pried open, the sound of shattering glass and her alarm going off. Authorities said the suspect entered the residence but fled when the alarm was activated.

Evidence recovered from the scene was submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for forensic and DNA analysis.

In June 2017, detectives were noticed that the DNA profile taken from evidence from the scene matched that of 34-year-old Karl Johnson.

Johnson is charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. He was arrested by the Baton Rouge Police Department on Nov. 4 and later transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

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