Burglar High on Drug Jailed for Four Years after DNA linked him to Offences

burglar high on drug jailed for four years after dna linked him to offences

Darren Jones, 38, of no fixed abode was handed a four year jail sentence at Southampton Crown Court last week after he pleaded guilty to three dwelling burglaries.

Jones admitted to taking a large amount of prescribed drugs before breaking into two homes in Alma Road and a home Southcliff Road, Southampton on July 25 this year.

Jones took cash, a PlayStation, a laptop and other valuables.

Jones’ blood was found at two addresses, along with footwear marks thought to match Jones’ trainers which were later discovered in a tent on Six Dials where Jones’ was sleeping rough.

He was arrested after his DNA was identified and soon after charged and remanded with the three offences.

On Friday, September 30 he was jailed for four years.

Detective Inspector Will Whale said: “This person broke into people’s homes and caused long-term impacts on people’s lives.

“I hope this investigation and prison sentence illustrates that Hampshire Constabulary will do everything possible to support victims of dwelling burglary and bring offenders to justice.

“Please contact us if you have any information on dwelling burglary, stolen goods or if you see anyone acting suspiciously.”