On January 8, 2012, a Pulaski County deputy investigated a burglary at a residence in the 12000 block of highway 28 near Dixon, Missouri. As part of his investigation the deputy lifted several latent fingerprints from a broken pane of glass at the entry point the suspect used to gain entrance into the residence.
As part of the investigation the deputy sent the latent evidence fingerprints along with a set of fingerprints taken from a suspect to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab in
Jefferson City, Missouri.
On June 11, 2012 the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab reported a positive match between the suspect fingerprints at the scene and those of the suspect in the case. The suspect was contacted by the investigating deputy and informed of the fingerprint match and he admitted to entering the building for the purpose of stealing. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.
The prosecutor filed one count of burglary in the second degree, a class C felony on Devon Michael Cardin, age 20, of 17430 Cliff Road, Dixon, Missouri. The bond on Cardin was set at $25,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.