Arrest made quickly after crime

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AHOSKIE – Quick work by the Ahoskie Police Department led to the recent arrest of an individual wanted in connection with a breaking-and-entering (B&E) and larceny case.

Keith Alfonzia Liverman, 47, of 937 Liverman Mill Road was arrested less than one hour after APD was alerted to an alleged crime committed at a Holloman Ave. residence.

Liverman was charged with a trio of felonies – B&E, larceny and possession of stolen goods. His bond was set at $50,000 secured.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh reported the incident occurred Aug. 11. On that date, the owner of the Holloman Ave. residence had left his home and upon returning noticed a person he later identified as Liverman leaving the back door of the house.

“Once the homeowner went inside, he noticed that coins were missing and he then called us,” Chief Fitzhugh said, adding that the call came in to APD at 7:47 a.m.

APD Sgt. Larry Belangia along with Officers Joseph Parker and Michael Kellet responded to the call. Upon learning of the identity of the suspect, they, joined by a Hertford County Sheriff’s Deputy, went to a location where that person was known to reside. There, the suspect was searched and the stolen items were discovered in his pants pockets.

Fitzhugh noted the arrest took place at 8:40 a.m., 53 minutes after APD was alerted to the crime.

“I commend the officers for a good job in making an arrest in this case in less than one hour after it was bought to our attention,” Fitzhugh said. “I would like to add that this was also a case of two departments working well together. We appreciate the work of the Sheriff’s Office in this case.”