Man jailed for stealing purse

Published 12:05 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

A local man is facing felony burglary and theft charges after being accused of taking a purse from a Dunson Street home.

According to Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson, officers responded to the residence at 8:50 p.m., on Monday, where they learned that purse had been taken from inside a residence by a younger black male.

Hudson said the victim said she heard a knock at her back door and opened the door to find out who it was.

“This is when Brenden Scott Curry came into the residence uninvited, asking to use the phone and bathroom because his vehicle had broken down up the road,” Hudson said. “Curry used the restroom and phone, then asked if the victim knew anyone who could help with his vehicle.”

Hudson said the victim told Curry to leave the residence out the back door and to meet her around front, so she could point out a neighbor’s house to let him know of the situation but Curry did not follow.

“The victim and the neighbor returned back to the residence to find that Curry had fled out the back door after taking the victim’s purse,” Hudson said. “A citizen in the area observed Curry fleeing from the area and relayed the information to responding officers.”

APD officers located Curry on Tuesday.

Sgt. Anthony Hattaway found Curry walking in the area of the APD and arrested him.

Curry was booked into the Covington County Jail for burglary II and theft of property II and was held on a $30,000 bond.

“Andalusia Police Department would like to urge the citizens to be vigilant in situations such as these,” Hudson said. “As we all know, times have changed and they continue to do so. Be sure of whom you are opening your doors to because situations such as these can turn much worse.”

To report suspicious activity, call 222-1155 or 911.