Hat, comb left behind help catch St. Paul home invasion suspect

A construction hard hat and hair comb left at the scene of a violent St. Paul, Minn. home invasion last month has led to burglary charges against the suspect. Nathaniel Jackson, 57, was charged Thursday in Ramsey County with first-degree burglary and aggravated robbery for the March 24 incident.

According to the charges, Jackson parked in front of a home on Point Douglas Road and put on an orange vest and white hard hat. Moments later, he entered the home without knocking and attacked a couple in their 60s.

The wife was knocked to the ground in the front entry and the husband was pushed out of his wheelchair. Responding officers found the woman with a bleeding wound to her head.

Jackson took the woman's purse, but left behind his hard hat, vest and a comb. Those items were analyzed for DNA evidence, which matched Jackson's profile.

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