Shooting update: Mississippi man in Covington jail; charges against 2nd suspect dropped

Published 1:52 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

One of the two men arrested in Mississippi this past weekend on charges related to a drive-by shooting in Andalusia has been booked into the Covington County jail. Charges against the second man have been dropped.

Santonio Davis, 18, of Moss Point, Mississippi, is in custody in Covington County, and has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder (Class A Felony) and three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling (Class B Felony).

Shots were fired on Oak Street in downtown Andalusia at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, according to previous releases from the APD. Officers, assisted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, worked through the night to try to solve the crime. Anonymous callers had identified only a black vehicle driving without its lights on, and no one could initially provide a vehicle description or suspect information.

Davis was arrested this past weekend in Mississippi, and Chief Paul Hudson expressed his appreciation to law enforcement agencies in that state who assisted.

Warrants for a second subject, Tyrone Davis, Jr., 23, also of Moss Point, Mississippi, were recalled, and the charges of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling against him were dismissed without prejudice.

Tyrone Davis circulated the court’s order dismissing the charges on social media yesterday.

In a press release distributed late Wednesday, APD Chief Hudson said that investigators have identified another person of interest who is believed to have been involved. This person is a juvenile whose name is not being released at this time pending further investigation.

Earlier this week, the chief declined to answer questions about how the investigation led investigators to Mississippi, or why the suspects were in Andalusia.