- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

VIENNA, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a suspect was caught by a whisker when DNA from his beard hair led to his arrest.

Sheriff’s deputies in upstate New York say an intruder armed with a knife had confronted a woman in her home in Vienna last December but the woman grabbed his beard before he fled.

A hair sample was sent for DNA testing. Oneida County deputies say it was linked to 54-year-old Leon Tennant in October.

Last week, Tennant was released from jail in another county on an unrelated offense then transported to Vienna for arraignment on a first-degree burglary charge.

Deputies said Saturday they’re asking anyone who knows more about Tennant to contact them.

Tennant is being held without bail. No information on an attorney for him was available.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide