CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated why Minneapolis police initially arrested Quinndarius Marquinn Jackson. The initial arrest was for an Edina Police Department charge of financial transaction card fraud. The victim in that case lives in the same area as the other victims.
DNA testing results have led to a burglary charge against the suspect in a rash of Edina and Hopkins burglaries over the summer.
Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Quinndarius Marquinn Jackson with first-degree burglary Oct. 12, according to a criminal complaint signed by Edina Police Detective David Carlson.
Officers responding to a home burglary on July 19 found a two-inch-by-three-inch piece of fabric on the deck of the Adams Avenue home. The crime lab identified DNA on the fabric that matched Jackson’s DNA profile.
He’s thought to be connected to a series of burglaries in Hopkins’ Interlachen and South Presidential neighborhoods and the bordering areas of Edina. During those burglaries, someone broke into several garages and homes through unlocked doors and windows and stole electronic items. Edina Police thought Jackson was responsible for 15 burglaries and 10 thefts from autos dating back to June 10.
Minneapolis police arrested Jackson on Aug. 10 on an Edina Police Department charge of financial transaction card fraud. The victim in that case lives in the same area as the other victims.
After his arrest, Jackson admitted to numerous burglaries and thefts in the area.
“(Jackson) could not specifically remember all of the burglaries but said he did a lot of them and if there was a (burglary), he had probably done it,” Carlson wrote in the charging documents.
If convicted, Jackson could be sentenced to between six months and 20 years in prison and be fined up to $35,000.
He’s scheduled to appear in court again Friday.