Dothan Police Narcotics Officers Make Drug Trafficking Arrest

On June 23, 2020 Dothan Police Narcotics Investigators arrested 29 year old Diante Teivon Vickers and charged him with one count of Drug Trafficking. 

The arrest came after an approximate three month investigation. Narcotics officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle that Mr. Vickers was occupying. During the course of the traffic stop a police canine was used and alerted that the vehicle contained narcotics. 

Officers searched the vehicle and found approximately 400 grams of synthetic analog used to make synthetic marijuana. Mr. Vickers was charged with Drug Trafficking and was also arrested for 8 outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Mr. Vickers is currently on bond for Drug Trafficking and a bond amount of $1,000,000.00 was set.

Woman Charged with Felony for Biting an Officer While Resisting Arrest

On June 21, 2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 700 block of State Avenue for a disturbance call.  When officers arrived, contact was made with the suspect, Pamela Reynolds, who was intoxicated.  Officers attempted to take Reynolds into custody and she began to resist arrest.  During the struggle, Reynolds bit the hand of one officer causing a laceration to the officer’s hand.

Pamela Faye Reynolds (50) was charged with Assault 2nd Degree with a $15,000 bond.

Man arrested for Sodomy

On June 20, 2020, the Dothan Police Department was called to a residence in the 400 block of Mustang Drive.  It was alleged the suspect, Andrew Townsend, had oral sex with a victim that was under the age of 12.  During an interview with investigators, Townsend admitted to the offense.

To protect the identity of the victim, no further information will be released.

Andrew Townsend (18) was charged with Sodomy 1st Degree with a bond of $60,000.

Early Evening Shooting Leads to Suspect Arrested and Stolen Gun Located

On 5/11/2020 just after 5:00 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 600 block of East Newton Street for a firearms assault.  The victim was located, treated by Dothan Fire Medics, and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Investigators from Dothan Police Criminal Investigations Division began their investigation by interviewing neighbors and relatives of the victim.  A general description of the suspect, according to witnesses, was a black male wearing camouflage shorts and black shirt last scene walking towards Range Street.

Information led officers at about 10:00 pm to a local housing project in Dothan.  Criminal Investigators, Patrol Officers, and Task Force Officers from the U.S. Marshal’s Service surrounded the apartment and took the suspect, Alfonza Walker, into custody without incident.  During the search, the firearm believed to be the weapon used in the assault was located, which was stolen.

Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in apprehending the suspect.

Alfonza Hurt Walker (32) of Dothan was charged with Attempted Murder and Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree and is being held without bond.

Man Shot by Family Member Now Charged with Burglary

On 5/11/2020 just after 1:30 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Decatur Street for a reported shooting.  It was discovered that the man who was shot got into a verbal altercation with a family member that turned physical.  The family member, fearing for his life, took out his firearm and fired multiple rounds at the suspect, Justin Bland.  Bland was struck at least twice.  Bland was treated at the scene by Dothan Fire Medics and transported to a local hospital.

After interviews with witnesses and family members, there was evidence that Bland, who was banned from the residence, unlawfully entered the family member’s residence.  The family member who shot Bland was not charged.

Justin Tyler Bland (31) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st Degree and has a bond of $60,000.

Son Charged with Elder Neglect of His 82 Year Old Mother

On 5/11/2020, Dothan Police Investigators, in cooperation with Houston County Department of Human Resources, followed up on a potential elderly neglect reported by Houston County DHR.  Investigators discovered the victim had passed away in the hospital over the weekend.  A follow up with the hospital through medical records and other relatives revealed the victim was under the care of her son, James Parrish.  Investigators uncovered evidence Parrish neglected to provide the proper care to the victim’s medical conditions.  As a result of the neglect, the victim passed away in a local hospital Sunday.

James Walter Parrish (61) of Dothan was charged with Manslaughter and Elder Abuse 1st Degree and is being held without bond.

Stand-Off with Police Ends with Subject in Custody

On 5/09/2020 just before midnight, Dothan Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1600 block of Verde Trail.  When Officers arrived, Sergio Romero-Ontiveros retreated in the residence and barricaded himself in a bedroom upstairs.  After more than three hours of negotiations, Romero-Ontiveros exited the room where he was taken into custody.  Due to the nature of the case, no other information about the offense will be released.  The investigation is ongoing with more charges possible.

Sergio Romero-Ontiveros (37) of Dothan was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree and is being held without bond.

Vehicle Theft Arrest

The Dothan Police arrested Alec Killingsworth (18)  for the theft of a pickup truck from the 100 blk of Camellia Court on 2/28/2020. The owner was able to provide video evidence that was posted on the department’s Facebook. Investigators were able to work the tips and charged Mr. Killingsworth with Theft of Property 1st Degree. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail.

Dothan Police Officer Dragged By An Impaired Driver

On the evening of March 5, 2020, the Dothan Police Department received multiple calls reporting a possible impaired driver traveling on Ross Clark Circle dragging the rear bumper with no headlights on.  An officer made contact with the vehicle and driver in a parking lot in the 2600 block of Ross Clark Circle.  The officer observed the driver passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  The officer woke the driver up and obtained her identification.  She was identified as 37 year old female, Jennifer Linsey Viveiros.  When the officer obtained the identification, Viveiros attempted to leave the parking lot by starting the vehicle and putting it in drive.  The officer attempted to stop her by trying to take the key from the vehicle and putting it into park.  During this time, Viveiros was able to get the vehicle in drive and accelerated forward dragging the officer and almost striking other vehicles in the parking lot.  Viveiros then put the vehicle in reverse and drug the officer backwards before putting the vehicle in drive and accelerating forward a second time, still dragging the officer.  Viveiros then struck a buggy corral in the parking lot, ejecting the officer from the vehicle.

Viveiros got back on Ross Clark Circle and continued to travel south, sill with no headlights on.  A concerned citizen who witnessed this incident followed Viveiros’ vehicle and continued to update the communication center on her location until  other officers were able to get Viveiros stopped in the 2200 block of Ross Clark Circle.  Viveiros then refused to get out of her vehicle again.  A K9 was utilized to apprehend Viveiros and she was taken into custody.  Viveiros and the officer were both taken to Southeast Health.  Viveiros was treated for a K9 bite and evaluated for impairment.  The officer was treated for minor injuries and released.

Viveiros was charged with one count of assault second degree with more charges pending as the investigation continues. Her bond for the assault second degree is $15,000.00.

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

Updated on 3/6/2020 at 7:33 am — an earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the incident as the 2900 block of Ross Clark Cir it should be the 2600 block.

Drug Investigation Ends With Two Arrests

On March 5, 2020 Dothan Police Department Vice Investigators concluded a week long drug investigation that ended with the arrest of two individuals.

On March 3, 2020 Vice investigators attempted to take 28 year old Javon Antonio James into custody at Executive Inn and Suites on Ross Clark Cir. in Dothan, Alabama, when he fled from officers in a vehicle. One of the occupants in the vehicle with James exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was quickly apprehended and identified as 21 year old Cadarius Lashawn Tyson. Tyson was found in possession of illegally-possessed Alprazolam pills.  While fleeing from officers James struck two vehicles, causing minor injuries to one of he drivers, and was able to elude officers.

A search warrant of the room at the Executive Inn James was staying in was conducted and officers located drugs and firearms inside of the room. The evidence was seized and felony warrants were obtained for the arrest of Javon James.

On March 5, 2020 Vice investigators and the Dothan Police SRT Team conducted a search warrant at the Howard Johnson Motel in the 2200 block of Ross Clark Circle. James was found in possession of more drugs and firearms and taken into custody.

During the search warrants officers recovered Methamphetamine, Synthetic Marijuana, Prescription Pills, and Ecstasy Pills and two firearms.

Cadarius Lashawn Tyson was charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officers. He has bonds totaling $16,000.00.

Javon Antonio James was charged with 1 count of Drug Trafficking, 6 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance,  2 counts of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, 1 count of Reckless Endangerment, 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer with injuries. James has bonds totaling $617,000.00.