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Atlanta murder suspect captured in south Alabama

Atlanta fugitive Andre Dee Thomas was arrested in Covington County on May 14, 2021.
Atlanta fugitive Andre Dee Thomas was arrested in Covington County on May 14, 2021.(Source: Covington County Sheriff’s Office)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 10:07 AM CDT
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COVINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Suspicions by the Atlanta Police Department that a Feb. 17 homicide suspect it has been searching for was in south Alabama have been proven correct.

Atlanta fugitive Andre Dee Thomas was arrested at the Andalusia Sunset Inn on Friday night, according to a news release by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office.

The United States Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force made the notification that Thomas was arrested in conjunction with the 22nd District Covington County Drug Task Force and the Andalusia Police Department.

Thomas is currently in the Covington County Detention Facility awaiting extradition to Atlanta, Georgia where he faces a murder charge.

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