PIQUA — Fingerprints left at the scene of a burglary reportedly connected a local man to the crime.
The burglary was reported on Oct. 2, on the 1900 block of Covington Avenue in Piqua. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, the resident came home that morning to find a back door unlocked and cash stolen. Other items, including an iPhone 6, were also reported stolen.
Fingerprints were recovered from the scene and sent to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for analysis. On Oct. 28, the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory reportedly identified the fingerprints as belonging to Jason L. Reid, 36, who has addresses listed in Piqua and Dayton, according to court records.
When questioned by Piqua police, Reid denied being in Piqua at the time of the incident. Reid also said that he did not know the victim, according to court records.
On Wednesday, Reid was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. Reid was arraigned Thursday morning on one count of second-degree felony burglary, and his bond was set at $25,000. A preliminary hearing for Reid was scheduled for Nov. 9.
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