A local man is behind bars accused of burglarizing a west Shreveport home after evidence recovered at the scene linked him to the crime.
Back on October 15, 2012, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a reported residential burglary at an apartment in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue.
The victim told officers that he came home to a burglary in progress. The victim and the suspect then got into a physical argument and blood evidence, transferred from the suspect, was left at the scene of the crime. The suspect, who had already left the scene when officers arrived, was not immediately captured.
Patrolmen working the call were able to recover blood evidence from the crime scene which was submitted to the North Louisiana Crime lab for analysis.
Detectives were notified that the DNA evidence recovered from the burglarized residence had been matched to 20 year old Joshua Plater. Investigators located Plater, who is currently serving time in the Shreveport City Jail on unrelated charges. Following interviews with detectives, Joshua Plater, of the 200 block of East 73rd Street in Shreveport, was additionally charged with one count of aggravated burglary of an inhabited dwelling.