The investigation into recent residential burglaries has lead to the arrest of a Somerset man.
At 2:21 AM Saturday, officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call on Joy Drive, off Oak Hill Road. The residents of that house were awakened to the sound of someone trying to break into the back door. The suspect managed to gain entry into the house, but fled moments before officers arrived on the scene.
The patrol units found blood on the door that had been deposited by the suspect.
While searching the area for the suspect, officers found a nearby second home where a door had been pried and blood left at the scene. The owners of that house were not home at the time.
Shortly before 4:30 PM Saturday, second shift officers stopped David Slagle, Jr., 39, of Somerset, who was walking north on US 27 from Oak Hill Road. Units noticed a large cut on his right hand.
Slagle was questioned during the investigation. He was later identified as the person who attempted to enter the two Joy Drive homes, as well as a Parkland Drive house on July 3, 2007.
He was charged with Burglary 2nd degree and two counts of criminal attempt to commit Burglary 2nd degree.
Slagle was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
The investigation was conducted by patrol units and the Criminal Investigation Division.