Man linked to McDowell County store break-in through DNA

Photo credit: McDowell County Sheriff's Office

A Gastonia man is charged with a McDowell County store break-in after his DNA was found at the scene.

Authorities say Danny Ray Moore, Jr., 25, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods and injury to personal property.

On April 22, 2017, it was reported that someone broke into West Court #4, on N.C. 226 South in Nebo, and stole 40 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,800.

The suspect cut himself during the break-in and left blood at the scene.

Authorities say they were able to link Moore to the crime through his DNA.

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