DNA evidence leads to arrest of alleged burglary suspect

By Nancy Cook | ncook@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/13 2014 06:59PM

Updated 08/13 2014 07:02PM

A man suspected of committing a burglary more than three years ago is now in police custody thanks in part to DNA evidence.


As a result of evidence analyzed at the Northwest Louisiana Crime Lab, authorities were able to procure a warrant for the arrest of Tyler Stomberg, 26, of Minden Louisiana.


On Feb. 26, 2011, Shreveport Police officers were called to the 500 block of Anderson Avenue relative to a reported burglary of a business. Upon officer’s arrival at the Tank Head fight club, contact was made with the complainant who advised upon arrival at the business, he observed a window busted out and blood droppings located throughout the business.


Officers investigating the incident collected blood evidence on the scene of the crime, submitting the evidence to the North Louisiana Crime Lab for processing. 


Shreveport Police detectives eventually were notified the DNA evidence recovered from the business had been matched to Stomberg, who at the time was incarcerated in another jurisdiction on unrelated charges.  


Stomberg has since been arrested on the warrant charging him with a single count of Unauthorized entry of a place of business.  Stomberg was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.  Bond in the matter has been set at $10,000.




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