Belleville police: Suspect on the loose after cutting ankle monitor

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – People in Belleville neighborhoods are scared even paranoid because 40-year-old Larry Alverson is not in jail.  Belleville Police detective Sgt. Mark Heffernan said, “He has a history of violent acts, home invasions most of his crimes have had a sexual nature them.”

Heffernan said on Friday Alverson was spotted by office workers in a medical building near St. Elizabeth's Hospital exposing himself. Alverson was released from prison last month. He had an ankle bracelet but cut it off and has been on the run. Back in the late 90's court records indicate Alverson broke into two homes in this neighborhood on South Jackson and climbed into the beds of two women.  One woman's husband was also asleep in the bed. The daughter of one victim, who wanted to remain anonymous said, “We need to catch him he shouldn't be running around there's no telling what he can do.”

He was sentenced to ten years in prison for breaking into a home and doing similar things to a teenage girl in a neighborhood on North 5th Street. One neighbor, who also wanted to remain anonymous said, “It's terrifying, it's terrifying to think someone can get in your home and invade your space and privacy and you can't feel safe in your own home.”

Sgt. Heffernan added, “Gives us great concern we definitely believe he has some issues that cause him to act this way we're extremely concerned and looking to get him into custody.”

Federal marshals are assisting in the hunt for Alverson.  If you spot him police ask that you call them don't try and do anything that could jeopardize your safety.

Alverson's bond has been set at $250,000.