PORT HURON, Mich. — A Toledo boxer whose blood from a fight led to bank robbery charges got up to 12 years in prison.
Martin Tucker was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Port Huron for robbing the Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance in 2009.
On July 16, 2009, police said two gunmen stole $5,379 and fled in a car. The robbers left a trail of evidence when they abandoned the car in Toledo, authorities reported.
The evidence, along with a DNA sample taken from the abandoned getaway car, which was also stolen from a home in Toledo, led investigators to their first suspect, Quentin Sherer, who was arrested in 2011. His DNA was in a national database because of a prior conviction.
Tucker was charged in 2012, partly based on a DNA match. The FBI obtained a swab used to stop bleeding during a boxing match at Huntington Center.
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