Midland City man arrested for Dollar General armed robbery

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COWARTS, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Midland City man Thursday for an armed robbery at a Cowarts Dollar General.

At around 9:54 p.m. Sunday, an armed gunman held up the Dollar General, even shooting at an employee four times who ran away to safety. The suspect then ran away.

Following a joint investigation with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Dothan police, and Headland police, authorities were led to a home in Midland City. Upon searching the home, investigators found evidence that suggested that Andrew Cornelius Harris, 21, was involved in the robbery.

Andrew Cornelius Harris

The HCSO arrested Harris at around 3:00 a.m. Thursday. He is now in the Houston County Jail on a first-degree robbery charge.

The sheriff’s office said Harris also has unrelated charges in Dale County and may have more charges in other jurisdictions.

The robbery is still under investigation.

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