On December 21st, 2017 patrol officers responded to a report of gun shots fired in the 100 block of Kohler Court. While on Scene it was determined that three different apartments in the complex were struck by bullets. Two of the three apartments were occupied at the time of the shooting.
While on scene patrol officers obtained information on a possible suspect that ran into a nearby apartment, and a vehicle description that was observed leaving the scene. Officers spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Montgomery Hwy. and Reeves Street. The officer followed the vehicle and witnessed the occupants throw a firearm from the vehicle. The Officer then performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of Virginia Drive. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 22 year old Ryan Murry of AB Cotton Rd. Headland, Alabama and 23 year old Anthony Harper of South Lena St. in Dothan.
The suspect from the apartment on Kohler Ct., 20 year old David Markel Key, surrendered himself to the police after the SWAT Team was called to the scene.
Ryan Murry was charged with two counts of Shooting in an Occupied Dwelling and one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling. He has bonds totaling $40,000.00.
Anthony Harper was charged with two counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling. He has bonds totaling $40,000.00.
David Markel Key was charged with one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle. No bond has been set for Key.
On February 12th 2017 at approximately 1800 Hours, Officers responded to a report of a person not breathing in the 100 Block of Johnson Circle where they found 30-year-old female Alicia Kelly, dead inside her apartment.
Kelly had ligature marks around her neck and autopsy reports confirmed she died of asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation.
During the initial investigation, evidence was collected and sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for DNA analysis. Based on the DNA profiles obtained from the evidence, investigative leads were developed identifying 23-year-old male, Quaderius Ramon Robinson, as a suspect.
Robinson is currently in Kilby State Correctional Facility where he is serving time on unrelated charges and awaiting trial for two additional charges of home invasion, which occurred on June 19th 2017, involving sexual assault allegations containing similar elements to the murder of Kelly. Robinson was interviewed by investigators and based on his statement, in addition to the DNA evidence collected from the scene, he has been charged with the murder of Alicia Kelly.
Anyone with information involving or directly related to this homicide are urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On December 14th, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. patrol officers responded to an Robbery at the Fast Lane Convenience store in the 2100 block of Denton Road. A black male, with a mask covering his face, entered the business and demanded money from the register.
The suspect alluded to having a weapon on his person, but no weapon was shown. He fled from the business on foot with approximately $100.00 in cash and three packs of cigarettes.
With the use of a canine team, officers were led to LaVista Trailer Park where they were able to locate the suspect from the robbery. Asa Thomas Taylor, 27, of Denton Rd. was arrested and charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree. His bond has been set at $60,000.00.
On December 13, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 1000 block of Summit Street. Officers located the victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation it was discovered that the victim was sitting in his car in the 1000 block of E. Lafayette St. when he was approached by two black males wearing hoodies and armed with a handgun. The suspects pointed the weapon at the victim and an altercation ensued. The victim was shot in the leg during the altercation. The suspects then took the victims clothes and cell phone along with $130.00 in cash and fled the scene.
Patrol officers located the vehicle on Montgomery Hwy. and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle was stopped at the Houston/Dale County line. The suspects then exited the vehicle and fled into a nearby field. A Dothan Police Canine Team was on scene and began tracking the suspects. One suspect was taken into custody without incident and the other suspect was apprehended by the canine and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Jamari Antwan Carlisle, 24, of Ozark AL and Javonte Devon Mark Carson, 19, of Ozark AL were arrested and charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Assault 1st Degree. No Bonds have been set at this time.
On 12/12/2017 after posting that the Dothan Police Department was looking for Leroy Bryant on numerous charges, including drug trafficking, we received numerous tips from concerned citizens who are as dedicated as we are in keeping the community safe and crime free.
From the information received Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 2300 block of Denton Road. Leroy Bryant was taken into custody inside the residence and additional evidence was seized that is relevant to the investigation.
Investigators have seized approximately twenty one thousand dollars in U.S. Currency, numerous counterfeit bills, and a street value of approximately forty thousand dollars of narcotics in the course of this investigation.
Investigators have arrested and charged 42 year old Leroy Bryant, of Lanier Street, with Drug Trafficking (Analog), three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and thirteen counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree. His bonds total $645,000.
We would like to thank everyone that called with information that led to the arrest of Mr. Bryant. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 12/11/2017 Vice Investigators concluded a thirty day investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics. Vice Investigators along with CID Investigators executed two search warrants simultaneously in the 200 block of Lanier Street and the 1000 block of S. Bell Street.
Investigators recovered and seized approximately $16,000 in U.S. Currency, Manufactured Analog (Synthetic Marijuana), Analog Chemical, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Hydrocodone, and a firearm.
The Dothan Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in locating 42 year old Leroy Bryant, of Lanier Street. Bryant is wanted for Drug Trafficking (Analog), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Ecstasy), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), and Possession of a Short-barreled Shotgun.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. You can remain anonymous.
On the evening of December 5, 2017 SunSouth (John Deere) in Dothan was the victim of a theft. A large amount of lawn equipment, vehicles, and trailers were taken from the business.
During the investigation Dothan Police Investigators received information on the whereabouts of the property taken from the business. This information led Investigators to Lee County Alabama. Investigators recovered twelve zero turn lawn mowers, three trailers, and a SunSouth service truck that was returned to the business. The value of the property was estimated at $225,000.00.
Investigators have discovered persons of interest in the thefts, and the investigation is continuing. The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Opelika Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance and cooperation in the ongoing investigation.
On December 6th 2017 Dothan Police Investigators became aware of allegations of inappropriate behavior between an School Resource Officer and a student.
An investigation ensued and following interviews, it was determined that Dothan Police Officer Adrian Folmar had an inappropriate relationship with a seventeen year old student. Officer Folmar was arrested and charged with two counts of “School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act with a Student Under the age of 19 Years Old”. The bond was set at $60,000.00.
On 12/04/2017 Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Connelly Street concluding a month long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics. Narcotics and evidence associated with the distribution of narcotics were recovered and seized from the residence.
Investigators have arrested and charged 38 year old Anthony Artez Williams, of Connelly Street, with Unlawful Possession with Intent to Distribute (methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd degree.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
We would like to thank the community members who are as dedicated as we are in keeping all of our communities safe and crime free.
On December 3, 2017 Dothan Police arrested Daniel Young Dowling IV, 44, of Highway 134 Midland City, Alabama. Dowling was in the 400 block of Moates St. when he brandished a knife and demanded money from another person.
Dowling escaped with a small amount of cash and was apprehended by patrol officers a short time later. Dowling was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. His bond was set at $60,000.00