APD arrests 1 for burglary

Published 12:11 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017

An Andalusia man was arrested in connection with an early January burglary at a local apartment.

simsdakoda-deonAndalusia Police Department Investigator Jody Scott said that Dakoda Deon Sims was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

He was charged with one count of third degree burglary, one count of theft of property second degree and one count of theft of property fourth degree.

Scott said the apartment Sims went into was unlocked.

“He took several items from the apartment,” he said. “Sims was identified from video surveillance footage.”

He is currently being held in the Covington County Jail on a $23,000 bond.

APD chief Paul Hudson said he wants to remind residents to always lock their doors, even if they’re going to only be gone for a few minutes.