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Decatur police make arrest after victims find burglar in home

Derrick Andrew Mills arrested for burglary and public intoxication (Source: Decatur Police Department) Derrick Andrew Mills arrested for burglary and public intoxication (Source: Decatur Police Department)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Decatur Police responded to a burglary in progress on Monday in the 1200 block of Somerville Road. 

The homeowner said they came home to find a man inside the home. The home owner gave a physical description of the suspect.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. After he fled the scene, it was discovered that the suspect had left property behind.

The property was stolen property during a burglary that was reported in the 1200 block of 8th Ave. SE the same day.

The Decatur Police Anti-Crime Unit was in the area, and they located a man matching the given physical description. 

The man was identified as Derrick Andrew Mills. 

Mills appeared to be intoxicated and was subsequently arrested for public intoxication. Mills was also found to be in possession of additional stolen property from the 8th Ave. SE burglary.

In addition to public intoxication, Derrick Andrew Mills was charged with two counts of third degree burglary. 

Mills was booked and processed at the Decatur City Jail. 

After satisfying a $500 bond at the Decatur City Jail, Mills was transferred to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $10,000.00 cash bond.

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