Blind man charged in burglary released from jail

 

A blind man arrested on a charge of burglary was released from jail Friday on his own recognizance.

DNA linked Derrick Cal­lo­way, 49, to a beer can left at the scene of a Sept. 20 burglary at a Paine College baseball office. A computer, balls and gloves were stolen from the ransacked office, Assis­tant District Attorney Laura Stewart said Friday in Rich­mond County Superior Court.

Calloway’s DNA was in the state’s databank because of his prior criminal convictions: burglary in 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990 and 1994; theft in 1996, 1997 and 2005; and entering an auto with intent to commit a crime in 2010.

Calloway has been blind since suffering a stroke two years ago.

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