Atmore man arrested for burglary July 5

Published 10:03 am Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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An Atmore man was arrested and charged with burglary on July 5, according to the Atmore Police Department.


Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Eddie T. Woods, 41, of Atmore, was charged with burglary III, and additional narcotics charges are pending further testing.

McMann said on July 5 at approximately 7:45 p.m., an APD officer observed a male subject, later identified as Woods, staggering as he was walking in the middle of the road on Curtis Street.

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McMann said when the officer made contact, Woods told the officer, “I did it, I’m not gonna lie.”

McMann said Woods then told the officer that he broke into a nearby residence to cleanse the demons.

“Woods told the officer he didn’t have his ID because ‘they’ took it and took a picture of him,” McMann said. “While searching Woods for weapons, Woods told the officer he had two CBD vapes in his pocket.”

McMann said the officer was notified by the dispatcher that the Poarch Police Department had received a call for a burglary in the area, and gave a description of the suspect, adding that the description matched Woods. The officer then detained Woods, McMann said.

“Officers contacted the victim of the burglary who identified Woods as the person that was in her residence when she came home,” McMann said. “Woods told the victims that he was getting the evil spirits out of their house. One of the victims obtained Woods’ ID and took a picture of it before he left.”

McMann said the substance in the CBD vapes tested positive for synthetic cannabis.

Woods was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.