A King City man was arrested last week as a suspect in a May burglary in a nearby town after detectives matched several fingerprints and shoe prints to the suspect, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said. Ryan Lewis Francis, 19, was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into a home by kicking in the side door at 39117 Elm Ave. in Greenfield on May 18, deputies said. Investigators at the scene found several fingerprints inside the home and shoe prints outside in the soil. The prints were matched to Francis in King City, where deputies arrived at his home at 49862 S. Highway 101 last week. When deputies searched the suspect’s house and black Mazda Protege, they discovered Nike shoes that matched the prints outside the burglarized home, the sheriff’s office said. Francis told authorities he had never been to the residence before. He was arrested and taken to Monterey County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.
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