Burglar apprehended after chase

Published 10:12 am Tuesday, August 9, 2011

An Andalusia man is being held for several charges stemming from a burglary followed by a chase.

Chief Deputy David Anderson said a passerby phoned the 911 center at about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that a vehicle was under a shed at Brunson Nichols Construction Co. on Oakey Streak Road in the Gantt area.

When deputies arrived, they observed a small pick-up truck leaving the property at a high rate of speed headed toward Hayslett Bridge.

Deputy Kyle Adams pursued the vehicle for approximately five miles until the man eluding deputies lost control on the dirt part of Oakey Streak Road. His truck ran off the road and into a ditch, causing it to overturn, throwing out several items that had been taken from the construction company.

Bobby Ray Tyson, 42, of Andalusia, was apprehended after a short foot chase. He was transported to Andalusia Regional Hospital by Advanced EMS for evaluation and then transported to the Covington County Jail.

The items stolen from the construction company were valued at between $3,000 and $4,000.

Tyson was charged with burglary third, theft of property first, attempting to elude police and other traffic violations. He also will have a violation of probation hold placed on him.

He was held on a $23,000 bond on the Tuesday charges. The probation violation has no bond.