Burglars caught red-handed

Published 6:50 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012




Three Andalusia men are in jail after a homeowner allegedly caught them in the process of burglarizing his Rose Hill home.

Chief Deputy David Anderson said the incident occurred Monday afternoon at a home off Army Surplus Road.

“(The homeowner) returned home to find the three white males loading a truck with items from his home,” Anderson said. “He called 911 as the suspects fled in a pickup truck.”

Deputy Paige Spivey located the vehicle on Shreve Road and took William Leon Burgans, 41; Jessie C. Matthews, 22; and Hilary H. Matthews III, 53, into custody when the homeowner positively identified the men and the items in the back of the truck.

Each suspect was charged with burglary III, theft of property II and possession of burglary tools and booked into the Covington County Jail on a $30,000 bond.