A Killeen man was behind bars this week after deputies say they found fingerprints on a bottle that linked him to a theft crime.
The fingerprints found on plastic bottles led Bell County Sheriff’s Department investigators to two men who allegedly stole items from a man’s garage/shop.
A rifle, wallet, iPad and jewelry were reported stolen from a garage in the 7100 block of McGregor Park Road. Someone tried to remove a gun safe, an arrest affidavit said.
In September 2016, a man living at the residence heard someone who ran out of the house. The back door and the garage door were open, as well as the door to the shop. The man saw the plastic bottles on top of storage boxes. Items were missing from the house.
A deputy took the bottles as possible evidence and submitted them for DNA analysis.
DNA evidence linked a bottle to Jaccari Devon Juan Toombs, 21, of Killeen. Toombs was linked on a social media site to Alexander Shane Sonnier, 20, of Temple. After getting DNA samples from Toombs and Sonnier, an August report said, the samples from Toombs and Sonnier matched those on the plastic bottles.
Bell County Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield issued the arrest warrant in November.
Sonnier and Toombs were in the Bell County Jail on Tuesday.
Sonnier is charged with burglary of a building and a Class A misdemeanor. His bonds totaled $52,500.
Toombs faces several different charges, including a burglary of habitation charge by the Killeen Police Department and the burglary of a building charge from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. Toombs was arrested on April 30. His bonds totaled $110,000.