DNA leads to arrest in frightening home invasion

DNA leads to arrest in frightening home invasion

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - It took nearly a year, but Slidell Police detectives say they've solved a home invasion and a burglary, thanks to DNA evidence.  Both crimes were committed in the Hermandale Neighborhood,

The burglary took place In October of 2015 when a home on Meadowlawn Street was burglarized. Money, jewelry, and a handgun were stolen.  In December of 2015, another residence on Meadowlawn Street was broken into through the rear glass sliding door.  Police say the suspect cut himself and left blood on the scene.  The resident, a 74-year-old woman, was home alone and injured herself as she fell in fear of the man in her home.

Police say the man who committed both crimes is Jonathan David Konrick.  Detectives were first tipped off that Konrick was selling the handgun that was stolen in the home burglary.  With Konrick a suspect in that case, they then decided to see if he was connected with the home invasion on that same street.  They were able to get a sample of the blood from the home invasion and had it analyzed by the Saint Tammany Parish Coroner's Office..  The Coroner's Office confirmed that the DNA of the blood left in the home invasion and Jonathan David Konrick's DNA were in fact a match.

Konrick was arrested Sept. 23 just two blocks down the road from another reported home invasion on Sunset Drive and Westlawn Drive.  Police are trying to determine if he was involved in that case, but they do say that Konrick is a suspect in several burglaries and home invasions in Slidell.  Detectives are actively working on those cases now, and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 985-646-4347 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Jonathan David Konrick has been arrested six previous times, and is on probation for his felony convictions from an October 2012 Attempted Burglary, a December 2012 Burglary, and an April 2013 Burglary.

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