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On Nov. 2, an employee found what appeared to be knuckle from a finger on top of the propane tank enclosure located underneath the broken window, according to a police report. Detectives were later told the alleged suspect, Ewers, also had a cut on the knuckle area of his left pinky finger, the report said.
While serving jail time for a traffic offense, Ewers was asked to submit a DNA sample for this incident, detectives wrote. He didn’t hesitate, laughed and told detectives “he should’ve paid more attention to his finger instead of the cash drawers,” the report said.
On Dec. 7, lab results indicated that Ewers DNA profile allegedly came back as “rarer than 1 in 1 trillion.”
A warrant for Ewers arrest was issued on Dec. 8 and he was arrested on Dec. 16, jail records said. Ewers remains in the Clark County Jail, according to the jail’s website.
The damage at the business was estimated at about $1,600.
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