David Lee Roy Smith

David Lee Roy Smith, 57, of Oelwein, Iowa, was sentenced for Burglary in the Third Degree as a Habitual Offender (Felon), Theft in the Second Degree as a Habitual Offender (Felon) and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree on November 26, 2019. Smith had been found guilty following a jury trial on August 21, 2019.

Smith was sentenced to serve a prison term of 15 years with a mandatory minimum of 3 years. Smith is also required to pay a fine, various criminal surcharges, victim restitution and submit a physical specimen for DNA profiling.

These convictions arose from a residential burglary in Hazleton, Iowa on November 1, 2017 in which the suspected burglar(s) left behind a pair of rubber gloves. In May 2018, the Iowa Department of Public Safety DCI Criminalistics Laboratory matched DNA found on the gloves to Smith, which was confirmed by a second test in July 2018.

The stolen property, including three firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition, has not been recovered.

See official Buchanan County Attorney's Office Press Release.