- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say DNA found on a cigarette discarded more than three years ago led police to the man who pleaded guilty to two bank robberies.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Zrno7a ) Thursday Frederick Spearman pleaded guilty to the 2012 robberies in Grand Blanc Township near Flint. The pleas came Monday in Flint’s U.S. District Court.

Officials say investigators found the cigarette butt during a search of a vehicle they determined to be the getaway car for Spearman and another man. A DNA test conducted on the cigarette was matched with Spearman.

Spearman is being held in the Macomb Correctional Facility after being convicted of home invasion, assault and gun charges.

His sentencing has been scheduled for April 11. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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