Stephenson refused voluntary DNA sample - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/26/10

Stephenson refused voluntary DNA sample after attack of elderly woman

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Prosecutors seek a search warrant to get a DNA sample from Joshua Paul Stephenson, 21, of Idalou. He is the suspect held in connection with the sexual assault of an elderly Lubbock woman. 

Stephenson is accused of using the stolen ATM card that belongs to the 87-year-old victim.  At this time, he is only charged with using the stolen ATM card and is not facing sexual assault charges.

NewsChannel 11 acquired court documents Tuesday which say that Stephenson denied a request from Lubbock police to voluntarily give up a DNA sample. "I informed Josh that I did not want to ask him questions at this time, but I wanted a sample of his DNA," says Corporal Steve Cartner in a police report.  "At this time Josh stated that he wanted to speak with his attorney before he did anything."

After the January 16th crime, police released ATM surveillance camera photos in the case.  Court records say a number of people called crime line to say they thought it was Joshua Stephenson.

(Click here) to see the court documents.

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