RACINE — A 23-year-old Racine man is facing a felony charge after his fingerprints reportedly came back as a match to a burglary that occurred more than three years ago.
Elijah R. Norton, was charged on Monday with a felony count of burglary to a building or dwelling.
According to the criminal complaint:
Racine police responded to the 1500 block of Quincy Avenue on Sept. 27, 2016, for a report of a burglary. Someone reportedly stole a locked safe that contained silver dollar coins and a Green Bay Packers commemorative coin from Super Bowl XXXI.
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The house was checked and a window on the front porch was found unlocked with a visible fingerprint on it. The print was lifted and submitted for analysis.
On Oct. 8, 2019, the print allegedly came back as a match to Norton.
The victim said that Norton is a distant family member who lived with him years ago. Norton moved out because he and Norton did not get along, the relative said.
During a court appearance on Monday, Norton was assigned a $5,000 signature bond, online records show.
A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 23 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.