DNA leads to suspect in burglary, sex assault

Domeka Donta Turner, 29, is charged with burglary of a habitation.

June 8, 2012 10:13:26 AM PDT
Authorities say a DNA match has led to charges for a man accused in a home burglary and sex assault of a woman.

According to court documents, on May 3 the 63-year-old female victim told police that a man confronted her outside her apartment on Olympia Drive and put her in a headlock and forced her back inside. She says the man threw her to the floor and put a towel over her head. Then he choked her, tied her hands and feet and stuffed a rag in her mouth, she says.

The woman told investigators that the man sexually assaulted her multiple times, then left her home after stealing jewelry, a laptop, cell phone, credit cards and cash.

A rape kit examination was performed on the victim and DNA samples collected. Police say the DPS lab identified a DNA profile match for the sample. They say the profile belonged to Domeka Donta Turner.

Turner, 29, is charged with burglary of a habitation. Bond has been set at $100,000.

Court documents state Turner was convicted of burglary back in 2006.

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