Toney man arrested for allegedly breaking into home

Christopher Jason Hovis.
Christopher Jason Hovis.(Decatur Police Department)
Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 1:48 PM CST
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A Toney man was arrested by Decatur Police Department officers on Wednesday after he allegedly broke into a home.

According to a spokesperson for the police department, Christopher Jason Hovis, 42, was arrested after a citizen reported to the police that Hovis tried to burglarize her home while her children were there.

According to online court documents, Hovis was chased to a nearby Family Dollar by the mother.

Officers responded to the Family Dollar and arrested Hovis. He was charged with second-degree burglary. Hovis was booked in the Morgan County Jail and held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.