DNA Helps Graves Deputies Solve Church Burglary
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - A Graves County man already in jail
faces a new charge of burglary.
On June 9, 2015, Graves County
sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary complaint at the Community
of Christ Church on Keystone Drive in Mayfield. Deputies said the
suspect made forced entry through a window on the side of the
Once inside the church, the suspect
reportedly damaged a filing cabinet. Deputies found what appeared to
be blood on the filing cabinet. A sample of the blood was sent off
to the Kentucky State Police laboratory for analysis.
Deputies determined that the DNA from
the blood matched that of the DNA profile of 45-year-old William
McAlpin of Mayfield. A warrant was issued for the arrest of McAlpin.
On Friday, the warrant was served on McAlpin at the McCracken County
Regional Jail where he is lodged on unrelated charges.
According to police, McAlpin is the
same man who was arrested for the burglary of Hawkins Used Auto Parts
in Mayfield last June. DNA was also used to solve that case.