Unauthorized Computer Tampering Leads to Two Arrests

It was recently discovered that the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) computer system used by the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, and the Houston County Emergency Management had been accessed by someone who was not authorized to do so.

As soon as this was discovered, a detailed investigation was immediately initiated to determine the extent of the unauthorized access. At this point, it does not appear that any personal or individual information has been compromised.

Jesse Ryan Taylor, 40 years old of Dothan, has been charged with twelve counts of Computer Tampering and has no bond. Taylor, an employee of rickeystokesnews.com and a contractor for Dothan\Houston County EMA, is currently out on bond for an indictment on a Theft of Property charge from 2022 in which he was charged for the theft of Fentanyl from a Dothan Fire Station while employed as a Dothan Fireman. A Houston County Judge has now revoked that bond due to the new charges.

Amy Johnson Granberry, 43 years old of Dothan has been charged with twelve counts of Computer Tampering. Her bond has been set at $180,000.00.  Granberry who is the Assistant Communication Director with the City of Dothan Communication Center, has been placed on administrative leave pending a due process hearing regarding her employment.

This is on ongoing investigation and more charges are possible.

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