Boxer arrested for participation in 2009 Bank Robbery
Toledo, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Light Welterweight boxer Martin Tucker has been arrested Tuesday for his participation in a 2009 bank robbery after an FBI agent found a match between the specimens collected from the crime scene and the blood taken from the cotton swab used during his last fight.
Tucker, a Toledo based boxer who holds an 8-10 record, is facing robbery and illegal possession of firearms charges after Special Agent Robert Schmitz solved a three-year-old case by using a DNA test.
The FBI had been linking Tucker to the robbery due to his association to one of the suspects in the crime.
After learning Tucker is boxer who has an upcoming bout, Schmitz proceeded to execute his sleek plan.
Up against Orlando’s Devarise Crayton in April, Tucker fought his way to a unanimous decision victory but the win came with a price. Crayton punished Tucker inside the ring, prompting his corner to use a Q-tip swab in his bloodied nose.
Schmitz took the discarded bloody cotton swab and compared Tucker’s DNA to the DNA taken on the clothing items at the crime scene. Apparently, the FBI found a match between both DNA samples and eventually ordered to arrest Tucker.