Would-Be Burglars Apprehended by Business Owner

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Two men are in jail as suspects in a Dothan business robbery attempt.

The incident happened at the old Courtney's mobile home business on Hodgesville Road.

Investigators say Theron Manning and Lindsey Thomason of Dothan were hoping to get away with goods, but instead were caught by the owner who took action.

On Monday morning, the owner of Courtney's mobile home business went to check his store.

What he walked in on were two individuals inside.

“About 11:00 this morning, Houston County Sheriff Officers received a call that there was a burglary in progress at the location show behind me,” said Captain Tony Gonzalez with Houston County Sheriffs.

The owner quickly drew his gun and chased the burglars out of his store.

“They were trying to exit the building and leave the scene. One of the suspects decided he wasn't going to stay and became aggressive to one of the owners,” said Gonzalez.

He says the owner then fired his gun to intimidate the would-be burglars.

"At that point he went to the ground," said Gonzalez.

The pair was held at gun point until law enforcement arrived. Deputies think the men were attempting to steal scrap metal.

“They can sell pretty easily without any identification issues and without being caught,” said Gonzalez.

Both Houston County Sheriff's and Dothan Police assisted with the arrests.

Both men have been taken to the Houston County Jail.

They're being held on bond.


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  • by 2ND ANONYMOUS HA Location: DOTHAN on Jan 10, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    IS THAT THE TRUE STORY? IF T.C. STILL OWNS COGGINS TRAILER PARK RENTALS AS HE DID FEW YEARS AGO.I ONLY MET ONE TENANT THAT WAS EVER HAPPY WITH HIM. THEY TAKE YOUR RENT, DONT FIX ANYTHING, REMOVE YOUR CAR IF ITS BROKE DOWN. SAW MANY TENANTS HAVE THEIR BELONGINGS ILLEGALLY THROWN OUT OF THEIR HOMES TO THE TRASH OR BACK LOT WHERE HE BURNED THEM,SEEN FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN NO HEAT OR AIR BUT STILL PAY RENT.I KNEW A GIRL HE TOOK THE HEAT AND AIR UNIT OUT OF HER TRAILOR WITH 4 KIDS NO REPLACEMENT.THE CITY WONT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE HE IS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, DID YOU INTERVIEW THE PEOPLE TO SEE IF THEY WERE UNHAPPY RENTERS? YOU DONT HEAR HOW GOOD LANDLORDS HAVE THESE PROBLEMS. TENANTS PROTECT GOOD LANDLORDS.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    GOOD for the owner GOOD JOB!!!!
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