DNA evidence implicates Kings County inmate in 2018 residential burglary
BOOKING PHOTO: Kings County Sheriff
A man currently incarcerated at the Kings County Jail has reportedly been implicated via DNA evidence in a residential burglary case from over a year ago.
Sometime in late July of 2018, a resident arrived home on the 3000 block of Highway 198 to discover the back door open, the upstairs bathtub faucet running, the entire upstairs flooded, and the ignition on the riding lawnmower in the garage tampered with.
The homeowner also noted that the doggie door on the back door had been removed, which appeared to be how the suspect got inside.
Deputies processed the area and found a cigarette butt left on the bathtub that did not belong to the homeowner. The cigarette was collected and sent to the DOJ to be processed for DNA.
On January 3 of this year, 41-year-old Karl Julius Jensen was identified as a possible match.
Deputies drafted a search warrant to obtain new DNA evidence from Jensen, who was currently housed at the Kings County Jail in an unrelated case. Though deputies were successful in obtaining DNA, Jensen refused an interview.
The investigation has since been forwarded to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.