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Year-old burglary solved

Sunday, July 15, 2007

CARUTHERSVILLE - Pemiscot County investigators have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man connected with a July 15, 2006, burglary.

Tab Delancey, 42, of England, Ark., is charged with the second degree burglary that occurred at the MFA Oil building, just outside of Steele.

The burglary was discovered in the early morning hours of July 15, 2006, by employees and Pemiscot County deputies were called in. Upon investigation, they were able to obtain evidence by lifting a sample of blood from a window where entry was believed to have been gained.

It appeared the suspect had cut himself on the broken window and had lost a substantial amount of blood once inside the building. Samples were sent to the Southeast Missouri Crime Lab in Cape Girardeau for analysis.

On June 25, Pemiscot County investigators received notification from the lab that the samples had received a positive "hit" through the Codis DNA Database profiling Delancey as a suspect.

Upon further investigation it was learned that Delancey was in custody at the Arkansas Department of Corrections, where he escaped July 10, 2006, and was later taken into custody on July 26 in Boone County, Mo.

At this time it is unknown when Delancey will be extradited to Missouri for arraignment.