Fayette man accused of break in, assault

MILLPORT, Ala. (WCBI) – A man is accused of breaking in a woman’s house, assaulting her with a knife and stealing a car.

Sandy Whitson, 46, of Fayette, Alabama is charged with theft of a vehicle first degree, Burglary of a Residence first degree, Burglary third degree, and Domestic Violence Assault second degree.

Sandy Whitson

Millport Police Chief Charles White says the incident happened on Waldrop Street, about 9:30 on Tuesday night.

Investigators believe the injured woman talked Whitson into going for help, but not before stopping at a local store.

Once inside, the victim alerted employees to lock the door. Whitson left and stole a vehicle from a nearby apartment complex.

The car was found abandoned in Fayette County. That’s where Whitson was arrested early this morning.

He remains in jail.

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