MOUNT ZION — A Mount Zion man was arrested Thursday after a positive match was received on a DNA test from evidence collected at a March 20 motorhome burglary, police said.
Officers found a cigarette butt at the crime scene on Harryland Road and sent it to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for testing, said Mount Zion Police Department Lt. Mike Foster. Results were returned this week and matched the man's DNA, which was on file in the state police database due to a previous incarceration, Foster said.
The man was arrested on a preliminary charge of burglary following a search of his home, Foster said. A Bluetooth speaker on the man's porch matched the serial number of a speaker that was reported stolen, among other items that included a TV, satellite receiver and lantern, Foster said.
Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. The man is being held at the Macon County Jail. His bond has not yet been set.