On November 20, 2017 Dothan Police responded to an Armed Robbery at the Dollar General Store in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Cir. and an Armed Robbery at the Hobo Pantry in the 700 block of Ross Clark Circle. During both robberies four black males entered the business armed with a handgun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
On November 28, 2017 Dothan Police Investigators arrested Jai’Quavius Gilbert, 17, of Ruth St. Dothan, AL for his involvement in the robberies. Gilbert was charged as an adult with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree and his bond was set at $120,000.00. Another juvenile, 15, was also arrested by investigators for his involvement in the robberies. The second juvenile was under the age of sixteen and could not be charged as an adult.
On November 29, 2017 Dothan Police Investigators arrested Jarvis Stephens, 20, of Glanton St. Dothan, AL for his involvement in the robberies. Stephens was charged with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree. Stephens was also wanted for Escape 1st Degree by Houston County Community Corrections. Stephens bond for the robberies was set at $120,000.00 and he has no bond for the Escape charge.
On November 29, 2017 Investigators also arrested Shakeem Allen, 20, of S. Ussery St. Dothan, AL for his involvement in the robberies. Allen was charged two counts of Robbery 1st Degree and his bond was set at $120,000.00.
Dothan Police Investigators have charged Ericka Lee Dabney, 26, of Citadel Ave. Dothan, AL with Murder as a result of the death of her four month old child. The infant’s death occurred in August 2017.
The investigation revealed that Dabney had multiple drugs in her system while being the sole caregiver for the child. The intoxicants found in Dabney created a grave risk of death to the infant.
When Dabney gave birth to the child in March of 2017, she (Dabney) tested positive for Amphetamines, Opiates and Benzos which she did not have a prescription for. At birth, the child tested positive for Amphetamines. Houston County Department of Human Resources became involved with the family following the birth of the child due to the Amphetamines in his system. They (DHR) implemented a safety plan in which the mother had to be supervised when in the company of any of her three children. On August 6th 2017 Houston County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Dabney for Chemical Endangerment of a Child where she was later released on a $10,000.00 bond. August 16th 2017, the day of the child’s death, Dabney was alone with the child, not in compliance with the safety plan, and was not being supervised.
Dabney’s other two children have since been placed with their respective biological fathers. The two children and their fathers are still receiving support and services of the Houston County Department Human Resources to insure their safety and well-being.
A bond amount in this case has been set at $60,000.00
On November 17th at 9:10 am, officers were dispatched to a one vehicle collision in the 6800 blk of J.B. Chapman Rd. The vehicle was a Ford Windstar van traveling westbound on J B Chapman Rd. The vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple trees.
The driver and two passengers succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the van was identified as Jamie Ernsdorf and her three-year-old daughter of Midland city. The other passenger in the van was identified as Brittany James of Headland, Alabama.
The crash is being investigated by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.
On November 21, 2017 Dothan Police Investigators arrested Loretta Bowman Williamson, 58, of Victoria St. Louisville Alabama for one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly First degree and one count of Insurance Fraud First degree.
The investigation revealed that Mrs. Williamson exploited more than $26,000.00 from the victim between the months of December 2016 to October 2017. Mrs. Williamson also defrauded an insurance company for more than $13,000.00 between the dates of April 2017 and September 2017.
On Monday November 20, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Dothan Police responded to an Armed Robbery at the Dollar General in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle. Three to four black males entered the business armed with a firearm and demanded cash from the business. The suspects are described as wearing dark colored clothing and their faces were covered. All suspects fled on foot from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Also on November 20, 2017 at approximately 3:00 a.m. Dothan Police responded to another Armed Robbery at The Hobo Pantry in the 700 block of Ross Clark Circle . Three black males dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered entered the business armed with a firearm and demanded money. The suspects again fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Dothan Police Investigators ask that anyone with information related to these robberies contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.
In the evening hours of Thursday 11/16/2017 the Dothan Police Department received several reports of a social media post that was being spread involving a threat towards Northview High School. Dothan Police Investigators responded and, with the help of Dothan City Schools, were able to identify the individuals involved in making the threat.
As a result of the investigation three juveniles were arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats. All three juveniles arrested were placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center. Due to the age of the juveniles their identities cannot be released.
In order to ensure the safety of all students and staff there will be additional officers present at Northview High School on Friday 11/17/2017.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.
On November 14, 2017, Keshondra Tyree Corbitt, 27 years old, was charged with 1 count of torture, willful abuse, etc., of a child under 18 years of age by responsible person. Bond has been set at $15,000.00.
This charge resulted from Corbitt punishing a 6 year old child for a disciplinary issue the child received at school. Corbitt punished the child with a belt, however, the punishment went too far and the child received multiple bruises and marks on her arms, stomach, back, side, legs and face.
The Dothan Police Department was notified of this incident by the City of Dothan School System as part of their requirement according to the State of Alabama Mandatory Reporting System. The Dothan Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Houston County Department of Human Resources.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law