DNA leads to arrest in cold case

By Nicholas Elmes - nelmes@civitasmedia.com
Burleyson -

DNA evidence has led the arrest in a two-year-old break-in case in King, according to King Police Chief Paula May.

She said that on May 23, 2014, resdients on Greystone Drive reported that their home was broken into by someone who had broken the glass and forced entry through a door in their garage.

“A weed eater and prescription medications were reported stolen,” said May. “Investigators found blood on the broken glass at the point of entry and inside the residence, and continued to investigate the case, developing a suspect in the case. Investigators submitted that suspect’s DNA sample to the NC State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory for comparison with the suspect blood found on the crime scene.

“After nearly two years of waiting on the analysis, we were finally informed that the blood found on the crime scene positively matched the blood of the suspect developed in the case,” she said, noting that her department had just obtained arrest warrents for Timothy Lane Burleyson, 48, of Yadkinville Rd, Pfafftown, for second degre burglary. “Investigators learned that Burleyson had been arrested and convicted of another break-in in Forsyth County and was serving active prison time in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.”

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By Nicholas Elmes