On November 6, 2023, the Dothan Fire Department responded to the 100 block of Johnson Circle, Kinsey Cove Apartment Complex, for a structure fire of an occupied apartment building. When they arrived, they discovered household furniture against the outside of the building fully engulfed in flames which had began to burn the apartment building. According to witnesses, the fire was intentionally set by a disgruntled occupant who had been evicted from one of the apartments by the apartment resident. After the Fire Department fully extinguished the fire, a fire investigator along with a Dothan Police criminal investigator worked together investigating the crime and determining the person responsible.
As a result, Shay’Vonna La’Shon Battle, 26 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Arson First degree. She is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.