City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110830-149
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 31-year-old Keith Wright for sexual assault and robbery.

On Sunday, August 21, 2011, at approximately 2 a.m. officers responded to the 4800 block of Kokomo Drive on a home invasion.  Based on the investigation, officers believe the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and robbed the victim at gunpoint.  Sometime during the robbery, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.

There were two prior home invasion robberies with similar circumstances that occurred in the Natomas area.  Detectives believed these robberies were connected to the Kokomo incident based their similarities.  Investigators developed information that Keith Wright was a possible suspect based on follow-up of stolen property from the prior robberies. 

Using information that Keith Wright was a possible suspect, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Crime Lab expedited DNA analysis of evidence obtained from the Kokomo scene and submitted the results to the Department of Justice's national DNA database of criminal offenders (CODIS).  A search of CODIS by the Department of Justice DNA laboratory provided probable cause for the arrest Keith Wright.  Wright's DNA was on file from a previous felony arrest.

On Monday, August 29, 2011, at 10:30 p.m., officers located Keith Wright near San Juan Road and Duckhorn Drive. He was arrested without incident.

The efforts of the Sexual Assault detectives, patrol officers, Department of Justice, Career Criminal Apprehension Team, and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office were instrumental in getting this dangerous criminal off the streets. 

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