DNA samples tie Arpin man to burglary
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – An Arpin man was charged with burglary in Wood County Court, when DNA evidence tied him to the crime.
On Feb. 6, 2012, Marshfield Police officers were dispatched to a North Maple Avenue residence, where someone had broken out a window and entered the garage, removing some items.
Upon entrance, the individual was injured, leaving blood droppings at the scene. Blood samples were obtained and sent to the State Crime Lab.
In June 2017, the department received a report from the crime lab indicating a DNA match on the blood sample for Matthew R. Bendickson, Arpin.
Officers questioned the 31-year-old, who denied knowledge of the crime.
Bendickson agreed to provide a DNA oral swab sample. The sample was sent into the State Crime Lab. Marshfield police received confirmation in Oct. 2017 that the oral swab obtained from Bendickson was a positive match for the DNA blood sample found at the scene.
Bendickson was charged in Wood County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling. Burglary is a Class F felony that may result in up to $25,000 in fines or 12 years and six months imprisonment, if convicted.