Teens charged in B&E case

Published 7:47 am Thursday, December 19, 2013

AHOSKIE – Two Ahoskie teens stand charged in a residential break-in that took place near here on Dec. 12.

Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan reported that Devron Dwight Saunders, 16, of 403 Liverman Mill Road, and 17-year-old Kadarius Williams of 403 Kiwanis Street have each made their first appearance in court. There they were formally charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, and conspiracy.

Upon their arrest and appearance before a Hertford County Magistrate, Saunders was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond while Williams was held under a $50,000 secured bond.

Hertford County Sheriff’s Deputy Tawanda McKiver answered the original call on Dec. 12. An inventory taken by the homeowner revealed that two gold watches, 11 pair of Nike tennis shoes, one Kindle Fire Tablet, one camera and an i-Pad were missing.

“During the investigation we learned that two young men were seen leaving the residence between 2-3 p.m. that afternoon,” Vaughan said. “At that time they were seen with a black duffle bag and left the scene in a blue Ford truck. Armed with that information we were able to quickly develop the two suspects that were later arrested and charged.”

Saunders was arrested on the night of Dec. 12 while Williams was taken into custody one day later.

The arresting officers in the case were HCSO Sgt. Tom Helms and Deputy Issaii Williams.

With the exception of the i-Pad, Vaughan said all the stolen items have been recovered.

“I would like to commend my officers for solving this case in a expeditious manner,” Vaughan stated. “It’s sad that these young men thought that a life of crime was better than being in school that day where they could have parlayed a good education into a legitimate job.”

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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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