Fingerprint cracks six year old case

Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Posted by Doug Wahl - email

CUMBERLAND COUNTY NC, (WECT) - It will sound like something out of Sherlock Holmes, but Cumberland County Sheriff's Department says a single fingerprint cracked open a 6-year-old case.

23-year-old Bryan David Cannady of Fayetteville was arrested on a number of charges: breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

The sheriff's office believes Cannady broke into Ratcliff Ironworks and Associates at 2421 November 14, 2003.

Cannady's identity was learned after he was recently charged with two felony counts of statutory rape committed in 2009. Fingerprints taken after being arrested and processed on these charges linked him to the fingerprint lifted at the scene of the 2003 crime.

Cannady was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $5,000 unsecured bond. He will make a first court appearance Friday, January 15.

The total value of the stolen property that Cannady is now being tied to is just $250.

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