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Police: DNA links man to Waterloo home invasion

Feb 15, 2013

WATERLOO (AP) — Waterloo police say DNA samples taken from a pair of tennis shoes link a suspect to a home invasion.

Joseph Holmes was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary in the Jan. 19 robbery at Dennis Fix’s home.

Fix told police that someone broke in his home, assaulted him and stole his television and surround sound system. Fix was treated for brain bleeds on both sides of his head.

At the hospital, officers observed a shoe print on Fix’s face.

The investigation later led them to search Holmes’ residence, where they found bloody white tennis shoes that were consistent with the tread marks on Fix’s face. Police say DNA testing at a state crime lab recently matched the blood on the shoes with that of Fix.

Holmes is jailed on $50,000 bond.

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