48 year old Lynn Thomas broke a window to gain access to the building overnight between April 12th and the 13th. He cut himself on the broken window glass, leaving behind DNA in the form of blood. Analysis of the blood identified it as belonging to Thomas.
Detective David Brummer, who investigated the case, called authorities in Linn County, Iowa where Thomas had been arrested before. Sheriff’s detectives there told Detective Brummer Thomas had been arrested in their jurisdiction for breaking in to a church and an animal hospital.
A warrant was obtained for Thomas and on Wednesday, he was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. He was booked into jail.