Suspect Arrested for 2012 Burglary
By WestKyStar Staff
McCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - DNA evidence led to the arrest of a Murray man for a McCracken County home burglary that happened in April of last year.
When Debbie Pyfrom returned to her Watson Road home after work on April 26, 2012, she discovered a rear window in her home had been removed. After searching the home, Pyfrom discovered over $6,000 in merchandise had been taken, at which time she called the McCracken County Sheriff's Department. Stolen items included several pieces of jewelry, a laptop computer, and a chainsaw.
During their investigation, deputies collected items from the scene which appeared to contain blood left by the burglar. As their inquiry continued, 24-year-old Jesse Rucker became a suspect and his DNA was collected for comparison against the blood evidence. After sending the blood and DNA to the Kentucky State Police Laboratory for testing, it was determined the blood left at the scene of the burglary belonged to Rucker.
On Thursday, Rucker was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500. Rucker was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.