DNA evidence links man to burglary and theft in Lake Charles | News
The following is
a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On February 4, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
deputies were dispatched to a convenience
store on Legion Street in Lake Charles in reference to a burglary alarm being
triggered. When deputies arrived, they discovered the front glass door had been
deputies checked for possible subjects inside the store, the store manager
arrived and was able to access video surveillance footage. The video
captured a man wearing a dark colored hoodie enter the store and steal several
bottles of alcohol before fleeing. During the investigation, deputies
discovered blood on the broken glass door which was recovered and submitted to
the Southwest Regional Crime Lab for testing.
The DNA evidence collected at the scene linked David L. Jenkins, 44, of
Lake Charles, to the burglary.
who was already incarcerated at the Calcasieu Correctional Center for a
previous burglary arrest by the Lake Charles Police Department, was charged
with simple burglary, theft under $500 and criminal property damage.
Clayton Davis set his bond at $6,000.
Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator on this case.