Suspect arrested in break-in

Published 12:29 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On Jan. 18, 2012, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering, which occurred at a home on Molly Lane in Washington. The victim reported several items were removed from his home. Patrol deputies responded to the scene and collected information on a possible suspect. While attempting to make contact with the suspect at his residence, deputies observed the stolen items inside the home.

Harley Ray Alligood Jr.

During the follow-up investigation, investigators identified the suspect as a registered sex offender and discovered he was not living at his registered address. Investigators also discovered the home where the suspect was living was less than one thousand feet from an elementary school in Chocowinity. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence. Stolen property and other evidence were recovered.

As a result, Lieutenant Jamie Cahoon applied for and obtained warrants charging Harley Ray Alligood Jr., 48, of N.C. Highway 33 West in Chocowinity, with one count each of second-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a felon, failure to report change of address, and sex offender residential restriction violation. Alligood was served in the Beaufort County Detention Center where he was already incarcerated for a probation violation.

Alligood was held on an additional $25,000 secured bond set by Magistrate Mills. Additional charges against Alligood are expected.