DNA Evidence Aids Capture of Pharmacy Burglar

January 13, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

A man who allegedly entered through the roof of a pharmacy building in May 2014 and stole $15,000 worth of pain pills will see a January 15, 2015, preliminary hearing.

A man who allegedly entered through the roof of a pharmacy building in May 2014 and stole $15,000 worth of pain pills will see a January 15, 2015, preliminary hearing, according to The Associated Press (AP).

The Sheridan Press reported that Wyoming police found wooden pallets that may have been used as a ladder to climb to the roof of the building. There were also sneaker prints leading to a hole where the thief entered the store.

The pharmacy was robbed of thousands of dollars’ worth of oxymorphine, morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, according to The Sheridan Press.

Kyle Logan Fearnow has been charged with burglary and 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Fearnow was arrested on a separate warrant in August 2014. The Sheridan Press reported that Fearnow called police to come to his hotel room because someone was breaking in. Instead, the police arrested him after discovering his outstanding warrant. Hundreds of pills on his person were also discovered when he was booked into jail, and police said they matched some of the pills stolen from the pharmacy.

Police also told the AP that DNA evidence placed Fearnow at the crime scene. The Sheridan Press reported that DNA evidence found on a hammer left on the roof of the pharmacy matched Fearnow.

Fearnow’s bail was set at $25,000 cash, The Sheridan Press reported.