Pointer Tied To 2010 Burglary By Blood Swab

Monday, August 27, 2012
Dominic Pointer
Dominic Pointer

Police said a blood swab has tied Dominic Antonio Porter to a 2010 burglary on Peterson Drive.

Officers said the burglar broke in through a rear window and stole numerous items valued at over $500.

He cut himself while going through the broken window. Police said the blood swab matched Pointer's DNA.

Pointer last year was sentenced to serve five years and 11 months in federal prison.

Agents said Pointer was found with a gun and ammunition during a crime saturation exercise on March 25, 2011. The city-wide sweep came after a rash of shootings.

Pointer and another male were seen walking briskly away from officers at the College Hill Courts. Pointer was found with a bag containing seven .380 caliber rounds of ammunition. Inside a nearby vehicle was a PW Arms 9mm pistol. It had seven .380 caliber rounds of ammunition inside - identical to that found on Pointer.

An eyewitness testified in court in 2008 that Pointer, who was then 20, shot Tyrone Stewart at close range just outside an East Chattanooga "Pajama Party" just after midnight on March 29, 2008. That charge was later dismissed.

In 2006, Pointer was charged with attempted first-degree murder. That was later reduced to aggravated assault. He was given a three-year suspended sentence.

 


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