A chronic teenage petty criminal, already in the Lincoln County Jail, was charged with burglary Thursday after a DNA test allegedly matched him to blood at a crime scene.
Police believe that Jeremiah Bloxton, 19, must have cut himself in February after breaking a window at a North Platte business - Tailspin pet groomers. Investigators couldn't find the culprit at the time, but took DNA samples and sent them to the Nebraska State Patrol crime lab.
Police said it looked like someone attempted to force a door open to get inside the shop, and when that didnít work, broke out a window and entered. Both property and cash were taken. Blood was found, evidently caused by the broken glass, police said.
Blood samples were sent to the Nebraska State Patrol crime lab for DNA comparison. The results were released July 11, indicating the blood was Bloxtonís.
Bloxton was already in jail. He violated a protection order on May 27, served three days on that charge, then was arrested again June 22 for terroristic threats, illegal use of a firearm and theft. For those charges, his bond was set at $10,000.
After the buglary charge was added Thursday, his bond was increased ten-fold to $100,000.
Bloxton served 35 days in jail in April for child abuse and resisting arrest.
He has frequently been jailed during the last year.
On Feb. 15, he was arrested for assaulting another man. Police couldnít find him at the time, but two days later an officer pulled over a carload of intoxicated minors who said Bloxton gave them alcohol, according to court records.
Bloxton was subsequently found, arrested and jailed for two days. And, he was arrested again the next day, charged with trespassing. Police said Bloxton was at a friendís house and refused to leave after he wore out his welcome.
Bloxton spent another day in jail and posted bond, but arrest warrants were issued again in mid-March after he failed to appear in court three times, allegedly disturbed the peace and obstructed an officer.
After serving time for that, he was arrested again on April 5 and charged with child abuse and resisting arrest. Police said they saw two three-year-old children walking in the street without supervision and found out that Bloxton was supposed to be babysitting them. Bloxton jumped a fence and got away until he was rounded up 10 days later, according to court records.
Bloxton was previously arrested in July, August, September and October of 2011 on a variety of charges, including MIP, assault and trespassing.