Arrest Made in KFC Robbery

On Monday December 10th 2018 Dothan Police Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the Kentucky Fried Chicken located in the 1800 block of Ross Clark Cir. Reports were that an ex-employee entered the business armed with an AR-15.

When Officers arrived they found the suspect outside of the business still in possession of the gun. He was taken into custody without incident. Employees advised that Da-Nyiss Joshua Smith, 19 of Dothan, entered the business armed with the rifle and demanded his last paycheck. One of the employees was able to call for police and there were no injuries involved in the incident.

Smith was charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree. He is being held with a $200,000.00 bond. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.


Threat to school received in 911 call

We are asking for assistance from the community in identifying the caller who’s voice was recorded when contacting the Communications Center today.

At approximately 12:45 PM we received a 911 call from an anonymous female who stated that she was at school and “someone said they were going to shoot the school up.” The caller disconnected before providing any additional information.

Additional police officers were sent to Dothan High School as a precaution because it appears the call originated from that area. School administrators also placed the school on “soft lockdown.”

This could possibly have been a prank phone call but our resources were deployed anyway. We need your help identifying the person in this recording. If you think you know who it is, please call the Dothan Police Department at 793-0215.

Dothan Police Respond to Shooting on Third Ave

On December 5th 2018 Dothan Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Third Avenue. The shooting occurred around 5 P.M. and police arrived shortly after.

The 24 year old male victim was found laying inside of a house with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Witnesses stated that a black GMC SUV with pink lettering on the back window drove by and they heard five gunshots. After the shots they discovered that one person was struck in the abdomen.

TheĀ  victim was transported by ambulance to Southeast Health with non life threatening injuries. He was rushed to surgery and is now listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.