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DNA Match Singles Out Florissant Man as North County Burglar, Police Say

A man cut himself after breaking a sliding door, and then burglarized the home on Sherwood Court, according to St. Louis County Police.

Blood taken from a broken glass door helped identify a Florissant man who burglarized a North County home on Sherwood Court off Patterson Road, police said.

Michael Lee Hodge, 23, of the 1600 block of Koch Drive in Florissant, was charged Wednesday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing.

St. Louis County Police said Hodge threw a rock through a sliding glass door and went through the door. Police said blood samples taken from the broken glass and the blinds next to the glass provided DNA samples that matched Hodge’s DNA profile.

Hodge stole jewelry valued at $900, police said. Hodge told police he had an accomplice pawn the jewelry for him, according to the police report.

Hodge was being held in St. Louis County jail on Friday. Bail was set at $40,000.

For more crime information on Florissant Patch, see the following articles:

  • Man Charged with Three Apartment Burglaries on Flordawn

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