Man jailed for cursing at judge, convicted of burglary solved with DNA


A man jailed for cursing at a Lancaster County judge before his trial started is now facing another sentence for being convicted at the same trial of burglary. 

A jury returned a guilty verdict against Darrell Fields, after hearing two days of testimony about a burglary in the 500 block of North Lime Street in Lancaster in June of 2015.

Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson says Fields will be sentenced on the burglary after a background check is completed. 

Judge Margaret Miller already ordered a 3-month prison sentence for Fields, for an in-court outburst on August 10, when his case was before the judge for a status update. 

Prosecutors say Fields directed multiple expletives at the judge as the denial of Fields’ motion for a bail change was discussed.

Regarding the burglary, Fields was charged after DNA left at the scene matched his from the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS database. 

According to investigators, Fields targeted the home when the residents were gone on a day trip. He climbed a rear fire escape and entered by breaking a window. 

The DNA was extracted from his blood which was on a piece of the glass. 
Fields stole about $2,000 in electronics and other items, including iPods, a camera, and an Xbox video game system. 

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