Alicia DeBolt "Person of Interest" Gets $150k Bond in Car Theft Case

Alicia was expected to begin her freshman year at Great Bend High School Monday. Family members say she was eagerly looking forward to being a cheerleader. Anyone with information on her disappearance is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120.
Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) Adam Longoria, the "person of interest" in the murder of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, appeared in a Kansas courtroom Monday morning.

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He is charged with one count of Vehicle Burglary and one count of Theft of property worth at least $1,000 but less than $25,000.

According to CBS affiliate KWCH, Attorney General Steve Six asked that bond be set in the amount of $150,000, and the judge agreed. The judge said if Longoria tries to make bond, there will be another hearing.

Longoria has not been charged or named a suspect in connection with DeBolt's murder; however, investigators searched his home last Thursday.

Members of DeBolt's family were in the courtroom.

Six argued Longoria's criminal history and history of not showing up for court cases means he shouldn't receive bond or that the bond should be a significant amount.

Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

Before stealing the vehicle, Six says Longoria went to post office and mailed many of his belongings to an address in Texas. "I believe that the defendant is in a desperate state of mind, and therefore, there's a risk to the community if he's released," said Six to the court.

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Longoria said the belongings mailed to Texas were two cowboy hats and a pair of pants. He also says he left Great Bend to stay with a friend because his house had been searched and there were television cameras outside. He says he had a duffel bag with him with just a couple of changes of clothes in it.

Six said Longoria also has a warrant out for his arrest from Marion County, North Carolina, for allegedly calling in threats to an elementary school.

The thirty-six year-old Longoria, also known as "Rocco," was taken into custody Friday morning. He was caught by the Kansas Highway Patrol after a statewide alert had been sent out for him.

Longoria was reportedly driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer which was reported stolen from Venture Corporation near Great Bend early Friday morning. That's the same company that owns the property where DeBolt's badly burned body was found last week.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Longoria has done time on nine charges in the state since 1991. Those include burglary, forgery, credit card abuse, escape from prison and evading arrest. He was released May 25 after completing a seven-year sentence for aggravated robbery.

DeBolt was last seen heading to a party a week ago Saturday.