On August 9, 2020, Dothan Police Officers received a call about a possible kidnapping in the 100 block of Arrowhead Drive. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect, James Johnson III, fled out of a bedroom window and attempted to flee the scene. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect. Through interviews with witnesses, Officers determined Johnson III unlawfully entered the victim’s residence armed with a handgun. When the victim got inside the residence, Johnson III produced the handgun and held the victim against her will.
Johnson III was attempting to deter the victim from going to a legal proceeding involving Johnson III. The firearm that was recovered and used by Johnson III was revealed to be stolen. The Dothan Police Department remains committed to protecting victims and witnesses that report on crimes.
James Morris Johnson III (21) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st, Kidnapping 1st, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd, and Intimidating a Witness. Johnson III is being held without bond on Burglary and Kidnapping charges. Johnson III has bonds totaling $20,000 on the other two charges.