Arrest made in case of barefooted trespasser from last March
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on February 3, 2014 - 9:36pm
An arrest has been made in what might be termed an 11-month cold case.
On snowy night last March, somebody broke into the Discovery Chapel, 315 W. Main St., Batavia, stayed for a while and left barefooted sometime later.
The police had shoes, socks, footprints in the snow and a little bit of blood.
The blood is what led to the arrest of Shannon G. Cook, 34, of 6269 Byron Elba Road, Byron.
Cook was identified as a suspect through a DNA match after he was required to submit a DNA sample following an unrelated criminal conviction.
Nothing was stolen from the church.
Cook is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd, and criminal trespass, 3rd.
Following ararignment in City Court, Cook was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.