MOUNT VERNON, TX (KLTV) - DNA evidence has led to the arrest of one man in a string of tobacco store robberies in north and East Texas.
Mount Vernon Police say on June 28, the Tobacco Rhoades Smoke shop in their city was burglarized by two individuals. The police department's investigators collected what they called "crucial evidence," including DNA evidence, left at the scene.
On July 5, they and the Fort Worth Police Department, assisted by MVPD Lt. Joshua Daily, executed a search warrant at 2313 Kelton Street in Fort Worth. As a result of what they collected during the search, they say they arrested Jimmy Ray Mitchell, Jr. and charged him with the burglary of the Mount Vernon tobacco store.