Woman chases burglars
Published 12:05 am Thursday, December 22, 2011
An Andalusia woman confronted and chased down two alleged burglars after they broke into her Second Avenue home Tuesday.
The two are now in custody, but Carrie Thomasson said that neighbors were alarmed when they noticed two men attempting to make entry into her home.
She said Wednesday that she drove home and found a man – later identified by police as Omarr Giome Feagin, as well as a 16-year-old juvenile – trying to jimmy the lock on the front door.
“I told them to get off my property, I was calling 911,” Thomasson said. “I chased them down the road, and that was when the police came.”
Lt. Paul Dean of the Andalusia Police Department said by using a yearbook, Thomasson was able to identify the two, who were arrested Wednesday.
“There are several interesting factors about this case,” Dean said. “Mr. Feagin admitted to the (Thomasson) burglary and theft, but he also went on to solve a string of other burglaries – including one that helped us identify the case of the mystery guns found over by the high school.”
Dean said the two firearms were taken from a neighborhood home of a man currently living in England.
“And (Feagin) also admitted to a theft in the Country Club area on Nov. 12,” he said.
Feagin has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft of property and one count of third-degree theft of property. He is currently being held in the Covington County Jail under a $43,000 bond.
The juvenile was also arrested and charged in conjunction with the two burglaries, Dean said.