DNA Evidence Links Man Arrested 18 Times to Another Crime

DNA Evidence Links Man Arrested 18 Times to Another Crime

FREMONT— David L. Spears, 22, has reportedly been implicated in another crime by DNA evidence. Since he turned 18, Spears has been arrested 18 times, and on and off supervised probation in between.

Spears, a resident of Hayward, presently stands accused of robbing a 75-year-old man. The victim from Fremont was robbed of cash, jewelry, and his cell phone.

This robbery occurred in July 2020, when the victim was followed home from a bank in Newark. After the victim drove home, he was assaulted and robbed when he exited from his vehicle.

Spears is one of three suspects involved in this robbery. Spears allegedly grabbed the victim, and Fremont detectives recently identified him from DNA evidence on the victim’s shirt.

Robbery, grand theft, and elder abuse charges were filed against Spears last month, following his latest arrest. This is in addition to violation of probation among other charges. Spears remains housed at Santa Rita Jail, awaiting upcoming court hearings.

In a prepared statement, Fremont police said, “David Spears has a lengthy criminal history, including additional robbery cases in bank parking lots in neighboring jurisdictions.”

Spears has been arrested a few times this year on firearms-related charges, including possession of an assault weapon. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing any weapon.

He was arrested four times in 2021 on firearms-related charges, including addict in possession of a firearm. He was also arrested four times in 2020 on similar charges.

Spears also has previous arrests in 2019, 2018, and 2017 for battery, carjacking, robbery, and others.

DNA Evidence Links Man Arrested 18 Times to Another Crime was last modified: May 25th, 2022 by admin
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