SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - Investigators in Clark County used DNA to track down a suspected car thief.
The suspect , 28-year-old William G. Dufner Jr. managed to elude Sheriff's deputies and Springfield officers while being chased March 5 after a vehicle had been reported stolen.
But in making his escape, deputies said Dufner left behind a torn shirt which contained blood, and they also found a jacket and wallet with Ohio State ID and work ID inside the recovered car.
Deputies said Dufner later refused to speak with investigators, but did allow them to obtain a DNA sample.
Results from the BCI & I lab, and the DNA received from Dufner was the same as the DNA taken from the blood on the shirt left at the crime scene.
Dufner, 28, of 2128 W. Possum Rd. in Springfield, was charged with felony receiving stolen property. He was already being held in the Clark County Jail on other un-related charges.
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