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DNA links George to another burglary

George speaking outside the court with his attorney in a previous case. File photo

The Magistrate’s Court has been told that a DNA report has tied Tyrone George to yet another burglary that happened more than five years ago.

Just last year, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ordered George to serve18 months in prison, suspended for two years. That was in relation to a burglary that he committed in Virgin Gorda on November 26, 2011.

He is now before the court for a burglary he allegedly committed on November 28, 2011 at a different residence on Virgin Gorda.

Allegations in the new case are that the complainant, Karon Harrigan, secured his home and departed for work.

When he returned later on the day in question, he observed blood stains on the kitchen floor and a broken glass pane.

The complainant’s bedroom was also ransacked, and a pair of slippers valued at $50 was stolen.

The break-in was reported to police who lifted samples of blood stains from the scene.

The police also received intelligence that George was on a Speedy’s ferry.

George reportedly spotted the law enforcers who were pursuing him. He then jumped from the ferry and swam away.

He disappeared for five years before police spotted him in Road Town on May 10 last year. That’s when he was arrested.

The court heard that police obtained a sample of George’s DNA, which was tested against the blood that was found at the burgled residence.

The prosecution said the samples matched.

When asked to explain why his blood allegedly was found at the scene of the burglary, George reportedly told the police: “I could talk to Karon (the complainant); I know he.”

He was subsequently charged.

The accused man, who is now on remand, will be brought back to court.

In the meantime, the prosecution said George has another burglary matter before the court.

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