Blood left at the scene of a Jan. 15 burglary has led authorities to a suspect in three break-ins near Genoa, including the Genoa Bar.
Lenox Leonel Lacour, 29, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday facing three counts of burglary.
Lacour is serving a 2-5-year prison sentence in connection with a Carson City incident involving the Feb. 5 theft of several cars whose owners left them running to warm up.
Lacour told East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins that he was not scheduled to be released from prison until late 2015.
According to court documents, blood left at a home on Cloudburst was tested and Lacour allegedly turned out to be a match.
Investigators questioned him while he was in jail on the car thefts, and he told them that he and another man broke into the bar intending to take the ATM machine, but it couldn’t be moved.
They took the cash drawer, but the alarm was going off and they left, according to the investigators’ statements.
Lacour allegedly told investigators that he and the other man broke into the two homes.
East Fork Justice Tom Perkins appointed Derrick Lopez to represent Lacour.
The burglary at the bar and the two homes occurred the same night as a series of vehicle burglaries in Gardnerville.
Lacour denied any involvement in those incidents when confronted by detectives.