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 building.

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.  

Published 04:25 AM, Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017
Updated 09:36 PM, Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017

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