Prank Call Leads to Arrest

On 02/28/2020 Officers responded to a call of a firearm assault in the 300 block of Marquis Drive. Officers quickly located all individuals and determined there was no firearm assault. Investigators began following up with call that was made to the Communications Center and ended up in the 300 block of Mustang Drive.

Investigators have arrested and charged 38 year old Christina Prado with Making a False Report to a Law Enforcement Authority.

These prank calls waste valuable time and resources that can be used in protecting the community and helping people that really do need these services.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Masked Men Rob Local Business

The Dothan police responded to the 4900 blk of Montgomery Hwy in reference to a robbery.  The store employee told officers that 3 men armed with shotguns and a rifle came into the store a little after 2:30 this morning. The masked men jumped the counter and threatened and demanded money from the employee.  The suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving and  got away with an undisclosed amount of money The employee was  not injured in the robbery.

If you have any information concerning the robbery please call 615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at  793-7000.



Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend

In the early morning hours the Dothan Police responded to a shooting in Grand Villa Estates, off of 3rd Ave. When officers arrived, they found a female victim that was shot one time in the chest.  The suspect fled from the scene prior to officers arrival.  Through the course of the investigation, a suspects name was given of Nathaniel Overton. Investigators and patrolmen swept the area looking for Mr. Overton. Information was obtained that Mr. Overton fled to Daleville and  was possibly held up in a house in a local trailer park. Daleville Police Department was contacted and went to the address that Mr. Overton was staying at. Daleville Police were able to take Mr. Overton in custody without incident.

The victim received treatment at South East Health and is expected to survive and is listed in stable condition.

Nathaniel Overton (35) was charged with Domestic Violence 1st degree and is being held on a $60,000 bond.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank  the Daleville Police Department  for their assistance in apprehending Mr. Overton.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dothan Man Arrested for Murder

The Dothan Police responded to the 800 blk of Williams Ave. When officers arrived they found the victim, Terrance Ransom (18),  shot multiple times in a yard. Mr. Ransom  was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigators began to follow leads provided by the public and on-scene investigation.  In the early morning hours police developed a suspect and location. The suspect, Brandon Fluellen (26)  was held up in a local hotel.  After police cleared the surrounding rooms, negotiators were utilized and Mr. Fluellen exited the room without incident.

Mr. Fluellen was charged with murder and  other arrest may follow with additional suspects. Mr. Fluellen is currently being held on no bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

24th Annual K9 Seminar Video

The Dothan Police Department K9 Unit wrapped up the 24th Annual K9 Seminar on Friday, February 7, 2020.

This annual seminar is intended to provide K9 teams from all over the country with an opportunity to do real world scenario-based training in a controlled and safe environment.

The seminar provides these guys a week of quality K9 training that allows these teams an opportunity to fix any issues they may have and make themselves better according to Sgt. William Wozniak, K9 trainer.

Teams from around the United States participated including New Jersey, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Indiana and North Carolina.

Man Shoots Girlfriend in Eye

On 02/08/2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to South East Health in reference to a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found a female victim had been shot in the eye in 1000 blk of Greentree.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that William Woods (33) shot his girlfriend in the eye  during an altercation.  The victim was flown to UAB for further treatment but is expected to recover.

William Woods was charged with Domestic Violence 1st Degree and is being held on a $60,000 bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Discussion on plans for animal shelter

A group of city leaders met with private partners today to discuss plans for replacing the city’s aging animal shelter. Discussions centered on projects ranging from a website for increased transparency to reviewing several possible locations for the new facility.

“We really just wanted to make sure the public was aware that this project is being undertaken in earnest,” said Steve Parrish, Dothan’s Chief of Police. “We have a long way to go, and these meetings are a key part of making sure we’ve got everything in place to make the project a success.”

Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba, District 5 Commissioner Beth Kenward and City Manager Kevin Cowper were also in attendance at the meeting.

The current animal shelter is not adequate for the city’s needs and has been found to be in need of replacement. The goal is to build a new shelter that provides not only a clean, inviting atmosphere for its visitors, but also is a safe, healthy place for strays to be kept until they can be adopted.

City officials discuss plans for new animal shelter

Lawdawgs vs. News Action Team

The Dothan Police Department (Lawdawgs) and members of the WTVY News team (News Action Team) came together to play a little flag football game at Rip Hewes to help raise donations of food for the Wiregrass Humane Society.

Although it was tied 20-20 at the half, the News Action Team managed to come out on top 38-40. Thanks to all who participated and came out to support the Wiregrass Humane Society.