New Castle News

October 17, 2013

DNA leads to vandalism charges

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police have matched blood from a broken car window to a man’s DNA.

As a result, they have charged Robert Lee Sutton Jr., 30, in connection with vandalism to cars in a Moravia Street lot in January. He faces two counts each of criminal attempt at theft from a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.

Police had a received a call Jan. 13 regarding broken windows on two vehicles in the lot, and they took a sample of blood found inside one of them.

The evidence was sent to the Greensburg regional crime lab and the police received the test results Oct. 9, matching the blood to Sutton.