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Suspect named in trading post gun theft

Kenneth Roden is currently jailed on unrelated burglary and theft charges. (Source: LCSO) Kenneth Roden is currently jailed on unrelated burglary and theft charges. (Source: LCSO)
More than two dozen guns were stolen from White's Trading Post. (Source: WAFF file) More than two dozen guns were stolen from White's Trading Post. (Source: WAFF file)
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities in Lauderdale County have named a suspect in the case of guns stolen from a trading post.

Authorities have identified Kenneth Roden as one of two men who broke into White's Trading Post on Highway 43 back in March.

They say DNA tests matched Roden, who is currently behind bars in Colbert County for unrelated burglary and theft charges.

Investigators said more than two dozen guns were taken during a "smash and grab" at the business. Security camera footage captured the suspects enter the store and smash the glass cases to get to the guns.

Investigators said the DNA evidence found at the scene was the missing link to solve this case.

"When someone has been through the system before it has their DNA on file with the agents; it's easily identifiable," said investigator Travis Clemmons. "A lot of problems we have is people who have not been through the latest system with the DNA program. It is a very good program that helped very much in solving this crime."

Investigators say additional arrests are pending in this case, as are state and federal charges.

As for the stolen guns, officials are working to track them down, however it's unclear if they will be able to be recovered.

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