DNA solves 2005 burglary

KPLC Staff

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reports since becoming CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) Certified two months ago, the Southwest Louisiana Crime Lab has made a DNA match on a burglary committed in 2005.

In June 2005, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating a burglary at a house on Cypress Lake Rd. in Moss Bluff.  The investigation revealed a person gained entry by breaking a top story window.  He cut himself as he went inside and left blood on the floor in several rooms of the house.  Blood samples were collected from the house.

On July 31st, Louisiana DNA Database matched samples of the blood to Catlin C. Richard, 21, 3505 Ash Rd., Sulphur.  Richard was located by detectives on August 13th in the Calcasieu Correctional Center for unrelated charges.  He was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property.

Judge Kent Savoie set his bond at $51,000. CPSO Detective Stan Mott is the lead investigator on this case.

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