Posted: Jun 19, 2013 6:15 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2013 6:16 PM
A Natchitoches man is in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center after DNA identified him as a suspect in two Christmas Day burglaries.
On Dec. 25, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office received calls about burglaries at the Dollar General Store in Cecilia and the Timmy Guidry's Store in Arnaudville.
Using DNA testing, investigators identified the suspect as Gary Nowlin, 52, of Natchitoches. Nowlin was located in Ocala, Florida and, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Office. He was extradited back to Louisiana to answer to two counts of burglary.
He is currently incarcerated awaiting bond.