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DNA from cigarette butt helps solve 2012 burglary case
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- DNA from a cigarette butt helped close an open burglary case from 2012.
Escambia County deputies say Fred Ward and Phyllis Ward broke into "Green Tree Services" and stole a central heating and air unit in August of 2012.
A cigarette butt was found next to where the unit once stood.
A lab report matched DNA profiles on the cigarette butt to both Phyllis and Fred Ward.
Phyllis was arrested for the crime this past July.
Fred was arrested Wednesday.