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Convicted killer trashes, burglarizes Chiefs player's home, police say

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A convicted murderer ransacked and burglarized the home of Chiefs offensive star Dexter McCluster, according to Jackson County prosecutors.

The burglar struck when McCluster was playing the Denver Broncos on Nov. 13 at Arrowhead.

More than $25,000 in property was stolen from McCluster's home on Jefferson Street between the Country Club Plaza and Westport. A diamond Chiefs helmet pendant worth $15,000, a watch worth $1,300, electronics and clothing were among the items taken.

Daniel E. LaBlance, 31, was charged with first-degree burglary. Prosecutors are seeking a $50,000 bond.

Police were able to connect LaBlance to the crime because he cut himself while removing a large screen television from a bedroom wall, according to court records. LaBlance was convicted in connection with a 1996 murder when he was a juvenile. He is on parole for first-degree burglary.

McCluster's girlfriend told police that she locked the door before leaving the morning of Nov. 13. Britney Humphrey and McCluster discovered the burglary when returning home after the loss to the Broncos.

The door had been kicked in and the apartment ransacked, according to court documents. Blood was found on a corner of the television.

Both Mac and Dell computers were taken, along with a Wii and Sony PlayStation. Video games, a red necklace of lava beads and diamonds, baseball hats, black and red Prada shoes, various jewelry, True Religion jeans, shorts, watches, headphones, a Gucci purse, Rayban sunglasses, a 19-inch flat screen television and McCluster's checkbook were among the items stolen.

Police received the DNA results from the blood on Dec. 9, which was positive for Lablance's blood. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to parole officials.

He was arrested at his parole office on Monday. A search warrant was executed at the suspect's home and a number of items stolen from McCluster's home were allegedly found, including the red beaded necklace, watches and Rayban sunglasses.

A woman at the residence who claimed some of the items, including the necklace, were hers was arrested for receiving stolen property. She said she did not know the items were stolen.

LaBlance denied burglarizing McCluster's home.

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