Second suspect arrested in attempted robbery

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Andalusia Police Department has made a second arrest in an attempted robbery that occurred on 9th Street Friday night.

Roosevelt Weaver III

Roosevelt Weaver III, 22, of Andalusia, was charged with first-degree robbery on Monday. He was released from the Covington County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Weaver’s co-defendant, Diandre Nicholas Sheridan, 18, also of Andalusia, remains in the Covington County Jail, also on a $150,000 bond.

The APD had almost simultaneous calls Friday night that led to the investigation and subsequent arrests.

Capt. Brett Holmes said Andalusia Health reported a patient with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound shortly after 8 p.m. Friday night.

It did not take long to determine that his injury was related to a second call the APD received of an attempted robbery on 9th Street.

Homes said when APD responded to the 9th Street call, a victim reported he was sitting outside in his vehicle at his home when he was approached by a person wearing a mask and carrying a firearm, who attempted to rob him.

The 9th Street resident took out his own firearm and fired multiple rounds at the would-be robber. Both the shooter and witnesses on the scene identified Sheridan as the person who attempted the robbery.

Chief Paul Hudson said Tuesday the investigation is continuing.