FINGERPRINTEVIDENCE LED INVESTIGATORS TO A SUSPECT
On March 21,2002, the Thibodaux Police Department received a report of a residence burglarythat had taken place in the 1400 block of Ridgefield Avenue.
Thevictim, who was not home at the time of the burglary, stated that several itemswere noticeably missing from the home, which included electronic equipment andjewelry.
ThibodauxPolice Detectives were called to the scene to further process the home forevidence that may lead them to a suspect. Duringthat time, the Detective lifted several latent fingerprints that were found inthe home, which were consistent with the area where the items were taken.
Throughfurther investigation, Detectives learned that the latent fingerprints found at the scene belonged to a suspect who was identified through theAFIS system (AFIS- Automated Fingerprint Identification System) as CharlesJackson, 40, of 127 Elvira Court, Thibodaux. Investigators also recovered several items taken during the burglary thatlinked Jackson to the crime.
OnMonday, March 26, 2002, a warrant for Jackson’s arrest was obtained for onecount of Simple Burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Jackson was arrestedimmediately after and charged with the Burglary. Jackson is currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Centeron a $25,000.00 bond.