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The state of New Mexico Pizza Hut robbery suspect caught thanks to DNA from a face-plant, the police have to say

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A suspected robber is in the state of New Mexico, who face-planted into a Pizza Hut and a door during the holidays, it is held, thanks to the DNA he left on the floor, police say.

After that, the authorities were able to link the DNA to the 19-year-old Markell Deshaun Barnes, they also discovered that he was the culprit of the armed attack earlier in the day.

Barnes was taken into custody last week after a forensic laboratory and the result matched his DNA to the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.

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The police said the first robbery took place on the 25th of June, at about 12:15 p.m. at a gas station in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and in the second robbery took place at a Pizza Hut in Las Cruces around 10:30 p.m. of the same day.

Markell Deshaun Barnes

As soon as the police reviewed surveillance at the Pizza Hut case, they realized that the suspect was trying to run it on a door that had already closed for the night, and before the around and seek another exit. They are then sampled by the door, and sent the sample to a forensic lab in Santa Fe.

The unknown DNA profile contained in CODIS — the Combined DNA Index System, where it corresponds to a well-known example is that of Barnes.

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So far, Barnes has been charged with third-degree felony count of attempted armed robbery and a fourth-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the Pizza Hut Robbery. Additional charges are expected to be submitted for the gas station robbery.

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