DNA evidence leads to arrest of N. Charleston man for 2013 burglary

DNA evidence leads to arrest of N. Charleston man for 2013 burglary

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston investigators say DNA evidence from a 2013 burglary has led to the arrest of a North Charleston man.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 29-year-old James Hilliard on Thursday and charged him with first-degree burglary.

Police say Hilliard's arrest stems from DNA which was extracted from the scene of a burglary on Locksley Drive on Dec. 25, 2013.

CPD officials say evidence was submitted to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Forensics Services Laboratory for analysis. On Jan. 12, 2015, burglary detectives were notified by SLED that DNA was extracted from the evidence.

According to investigators, a search resulted in a match of the DNA on file for James Hilliard and 28-year-old Jarrod Green.

A warrant for second-degree burglary has been issued for Green of North Charleston.

The suspects are accused of entering a home by forcing the rear door open. Electronic equipment and jewelry were stolen from the residence.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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