Arrest made in year-old case

Published 10:29 am Friday, August 5, 2011

AHOSKIE – Modern technology has assisted in solving a year-old crime here.

Theodore Roosevelt Spivey, 39, of 108 Bertie Park Lane, Ahoskie, has been charged by the Ahoskie Police Department with four felonies in connection to criminal activity that occurred July 1, 2010.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh reported that Spivey was charged with one count each of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering of a building, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Spivey, arrested on Aug. 1, was placed in the Hertford County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

The crime took place at an Ahoskie business located on US 13 South. The vehicle was parked at that business.

AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) was used to crack this case. This technology, just recently put in operation at the Ahoskie Police Department, uses a high resolution camera to study fingerprints.

“There was enough scientific evidence in this case to lead us to draw the arrest warrants on Mr. Spivey,” Chief Fitzhugh said. “The Town of Ahoskie invested in ASIS to help us solve crime and that investment is paying off.”

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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