Man charged after DNA match links him to home invasion

Candice Williams

A 66-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday in a home break-in after a DNA match from an item was made, Fraser police said.

Frank King, who also goes by the name Anthony Clawson, was charged with first-degree home invasion in 39th District Court.

King is accused of entering a home on Lincolnshire in Fraser on May 23, 2016.

“He was confronted by the homeowner at which time King assaulted the homeowner and then fled from the scene,” police wrote in a statement. “During the assault, King dropped an item that was later recovered by Fraser DPS evidence technicians.”

The Michigan State Police crime lab collected DNA from the item and made a positive match this month, police said.

Michigan Department of Corrections picked King up for violating parole.

King has a criminal history dating back to the 1960’s, including 14 arrests and 10 convictions for burglary and home invasion, according to police. He is on parole until 2051.

Bond was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent posting. King is also being held on a parole detainer. He returns to court Feb. 15 for a probable-cause conference.

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