For Immediate Release
540.850.9517 March 4, 2014
ARREST OF BURGLARY SUSPECT
On today’s date, at approximately 5:15am, Spotsylvania County Deputies responded to a burglar alarm call at the Gulf Station, located in the 5300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. Upon arrival, Deputy Coerper noted that the back door of the business was ajar. He investigated further and determined that entry had been made and items taken from the store.
CID Detectives responded to the location and began processing the scene for evidence. During the processing of the scene, evidence of the crime was located near the door of the business, where entry had been made. A law enforcement K-9 team was called to the location and a track ensued. The trail led to a nearby hotel, where a potential suspect was developed by additional investigation.
Detective Swift obtained a search warrant for the hotel room, where the possible suspect was staying. Upon searching the room, pursuant to the obtaining of a search warrant, evidence of the break in was discovered. The suspect, identified as Andre Liggans, 27 of Spotsylvania was questioned and subsequently arrested and taken before the Magistrate. Liggans was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Possession of Burglary tools and Larceny. He was transported to the Rappahannock Regional Jail.