Acadia Sheriff: DNA evidence links man to Branch area burglary _lowres

Photo provided by ACADIA PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- Stephen Paul Fontenot, 25, of Eunice, is wanted in a July 30, 2013, residential burglary near Branch after newly received DNA evidence linked him to the crime, according to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

DNA evidence has linked a Eunice man to a residential burglary that happened almost two years ago, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Stephen Paul Fontenot, 25, is wanted in the July 30, 2013, burglary in the 1200 block of Link Road near Branch, the Sheriff’s Office said. Fontenot’s last known address was in Eunice.

Authorities on Wednesday received a tip Fontenot was in the Shreveport area and were working with law enforcement officials there to explore the lead, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Maxine Trahan said.

No further details were released on Wednesday about the burglary. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Fontenot’s whereabouts to contact the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 788-8700.