DNA leads to Charlotte County arrest
FOX 4 Staff
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Charlotte County detectives arrested a convicted felon Wednesday after matching his DNA to a burglary at a business in Englewood in August.
25-year-old Karl William Recine of Rotunda faces charges of burglary, grand theft and possession of burglary tools.
Deputies investigating a burglary alarm at a business on Beach Road discovered the front windows had been smashed out, the front door unlocked, and cash was stolen from a secured area. Blood was discovered on a glass pane on the door and also on a cabinet. CCSO Crime Scene Technicians swabbed the blood for DNA. Crime Scene received a DNA match to Recine from the national CODIS database.
Detectives located Recine at his home and took him to the Englewood District Office for questioning. Recine said he would “Plea the Fifth” and then requested his lawyer. He was then transported to the Charlotte County Jail on charges of felony Burglary, Grand Theft, and Possession of Burglary Tools. He posted a $7,500 bond and was released.