Troy man arrested for burglary

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Troy man is in jail after he alle-ged stole nearly $3-,000 in electronics from two Andalusia homes Thursday afternoon.

Sgt. Jason Curry of the Andalusia Police Department said officers were called to a burglarized home on South Three Notch Street shortly after 5 p.m.

“While officers were working that scene, they got word of a second burglary that was happening about a block away,” Curry said.

He said when officers arrived at the second home, they came into contact with a possible suspect that the victim said had just left the residence; however, when those officers tried to make contact, the man – identified as 25-year-old Anthony M. Scott – fled.

“A short foot pursuit followed; however, (Scott) was not apprehended at that time,” Curry said. “About 11:30 that night, several 911 calls reported a man was in the middle of Straughn School Road attempting to flag down vehicles. Turns out it, it was Mr. Scott, who was taken into custody.”


Scott is now facing two counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree property and is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Curry said approximately $1,200 worth of electronics, televisions and computer equipment was taken from the first home and approximately $1,500 from the second.