Woman in her 80s tells suspect to stay put, calls 911

Alison Lewis Arrington (Source: Covington Co. Sheriff's Office)
Alison Lewis Arrington (Source: Covington Co. Sheriff's Office)

GANTT, AL (WSFA) - A Covington County woman in her 80s came home Tuesday only to discover someone inside.

The Gantt Community resident called 911 and instructed the suspect to wait on police, which is exactly what happened.

Deputies responded to the woman's Timerberlake Court home and found the suspect, Alison Lewis Arrington, 37, of Dothan, still at the residence.

Police say neighbors helped the homeowner keep the suspect from leaving.

Deputies, Gantt Police, and Drug Task Force Agents responded to the scene arrested Arrington who was later booked into the county jail.

Arrington is charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft of Property 3rd Degree, Unlawful possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

She has a $26,000 bond.

Gantt is a small community approximately 65 miles south of Montgomery.

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