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It Was the Butt That Gave Him Away: DNA Evidence Links Shreveport Man to Burglary

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Rogers Pickens, Jr.

An accused burglar is behind bars — after DNA evidence linked him to a burglary in west Shreveport. Back on April 13th, Shreveport patrol officers were called out to a residential burglary in the 3700 block of Michigan Boulevard. The homeowner told them someone had kicked open the front door and made off with several items, including a stove and refrigerator. Investigators recovered a discarded cigarette butt at the crime scene…and that evidence was turned over to the North Louisiana Crime Lab for analysis. The DNA was matched to 34-year-old Rogers Pickens, Jr., who was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after a brief foot chase. He’s now in the Shreveport City Jail on one count of simple burglary.

 

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