Couple charged in thefts of firearms

Published 4:22 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

A husband and wife were arrested last week for first degree theft of property.

Timothy DuBose, 32, and Claudia Dubose, 33, both of Andalusia, are accused of stealing more than 100 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and pistols, from Fletcher’s Outdoors of Andalusia.

Andalusia Police Department investigators say the thefts were discovered by store management when discrepancies in the book involving gun purchases were found. Further investigation revealed ammunition, reloading supplies, scopes and numerous other gun accessories, along with fishing gear and other assorted items, had been stolen.

Claudia DuBose

A large quantity of the stolen firearms and other items were recovered from the DuBose residence and at other locations associated with DuBose.

Because firearms were stolen, agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were contacted and joined the investigation. Mr. DuBose also faces federal charges.

The investigation continues and more information will released at a later date.

Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson would like to thank the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, the Covington County Sheriff’s Posse and the 22nd Judicial District Drug Task Force for their invaluable assistance with this case.