Dozier robbery suspects caught

Published 12:05 am Saturday, November 17, 2012





An Andalusia man and his Greenville sidekick were arrested Friday morning for an armed robbery at the Dozier Corner Market on Nov. 9.


Frederick Oneil Jones, 20, of Andalusia and Christopher Rashad Brundidge, 21, of Greenville were charged with first-degree robbery.

The pair allegedly entered the store around 6:55 p.m. on Nov. 9 with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, along with Newport cigarettes and gin.

Both suspects were wearing hoodies to obscure their faces from security cameras.

Dozier Police Chief Terry Mears said that Jones became a person of interest, and he was brought in for questioning following a traffic stop.

Mears also said a number of interviews around the community led to Brundidge becoming a suspect.

“We’ve recovered $60 in cash, a glove and one of the hoodies,” Mears said. “I’m hoping to recover the weapon soon.”

Those items, along with additional evidence, allowed for the filing of charges on Friday morning.


The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department and specifically Investigator Heath Truman assisted in the case, Mears said.

The bond amounts for Jones and Brundidge were unavailable when the Star-News went to press.