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Footprint leads to alleged burglar’s arrest

by Minden Press-Herald

A Minden man is behind bars after forensics matched boot prints found at the scene of a March burglary.

Sequin Clemons, 23, of the 100 block of Oak Tree Lane, was arrested Tuesday, May 12 on a warrant for simple burglary. Bond was set at $45,000.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says the warrant stemmed from the burglary of a residence in the 500 block of Fort Avenue. Captains Dan Weaver and Marvin Garrett processed the scene, he says, and took detailed photographs of a boot print found at the scene.

“They observed footprints on the floor made by the suspect,” Cropper said. “They took some detailed pictures of a shoe print for evidence.”

Shortly after, officers observed a young man walking, apparently in the vicinity of where the burglary took place and made contact with him.

“He had a pair of boots on and they picked him up for questioning, because the boots were similar to the prints at the scene,” he said. “The officers took the boots as evidence, and he was released that day.”

Cropper says Clemons denied having anything to do with the burglary, but the boots and the prints were sent to the crime lab in Shreveport, in which they determined it was enough of a match from the boots to tie them to the shoeprint left at the scene.

“He was actually arrested in Bossier, apparently on another charge,” Cropper said. “He was picked up in Bossier and we went and picked him up today (Tuesday).”

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