DNA evidence nets arrest, identity of second burglary suspect, Charleston police say

James Hilliard, 29, of Burkeshire Court in North Charleston, is charged with first-degree burglary.

DNA evidence has led to the arrest of one burglary suspect and the identification of another, Charleston police said.

James Hilliard, 29, of Burkeshire Court in North Charleston, was being held Friday at the Charleston County jail on a first-degree burglary charge, jail records show.

Investigators are still searching for Jarrod Green, 28, of Casway Lane in North Charleston, police spokesman Charles Francis said. Green is wanted on a lesser second-degree burglary charge.

Both men are accused of breaking into a West Ashley home on Christmas Day in 2013, Francis said. Electronics and jewelry were stolen from the home on Locksley Drive.

The State Law Enforcement Division’s Forensic Services Laboratory managed to extract DNA from evidence collected at the burglary scene, Francis said. A search of the Combined DNA Index System linked Hilliard and Green to the evidence, he said.

Anyone with information about the burglary or Green’s whereabouts can contact Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.