County burglary suspect found hiding under bed

Published 11:41 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A suspicious-person call to 911 led Warren County deputies on a search Monday that ended beneath a bed in a Grange Hall Road home.

Alerick Powell, 17, 105 South Drive, was arrested Monday around 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 2900 block of Grange Hall, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. A resident had reported a suspicious person on a bicycle, and deputies found a broken window and the bike propped against the home.

A search found Powell hiding under a bed, Pace said.

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He is charged with residential burglary and stealing the bicycle, a misdemeanor charge, reported stolen Monday from the 200 block of Pleasant Valley Drive.

When he was arrested Monday, Powell had been free on bond in a June 16 burglary in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle. At the time of the June 16 arrest, he was out on bond in a May 26 burglary, for which he had been charged as a juvenile.

For the June 16 and Monday offenses, Pace said, Powell is being charged as an adult.

Powell was in the Warren County Jail today without bond.