February 8, 2018, Shreveport, Louisiana-
An alleged burglar is behind bars thanks to DNA evidence found at the scene. According to Shreveport Police, 48-year-old Daron Wilkinson, of the 1800 block of East Kings Highway, has been charged with two counts of Simple burglary after DNA evidence linked him with two vehicle burglaries at the Duck Pond.
In a press release, the Shreveport Police Department stated:
On June 17, 2017, Shreveport Police responded to the 4200 block of Reilly Lane on reports of vehicles being burglarized at the Duck Pond. Two vehicles were forcibly entered by breaking the driver’s side window and the vehicles were rummaged through but nothing was taken. Patrol officers conducted an on scene investigation and located what they believed was blood evidence inside of the vehicle. They collected that evidence and submitted it to the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory for testing.
Shreveport Police detectives received the results back from the Noth Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory on February 7, 2018. The results concluded that the DNA collected from the scene most likely came from Wilkinson. At the time, Wilkinson was already being held at the Caddo Correctional Center on unrelated charges, and after an interview with detectives, he was charged with two counts of Simple Burglary.
According to Shreveport Police, Wilkinson remains in custody at the Caddo Correctional Center.