The Dothan Police Department Vice Unit has executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of E. Selma Street, bringing an extensive investigation into methamphetamine being sold throughout Dothan and Houston County to a close.
A search of the residence yielded approximately two and a half kilos (five and a half pounds) of methamphetamine, with a street value of $200,000.00. Also recovered was a small amount of synthetic marijuana, paraphernalia used for drug trade, and a handgun.
Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Jordan Skylar Thompson, of the 1500 block of Galaxie Drive, with Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Synthetic Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Bond will be set later this morning.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On June 28, 2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M Dothan Police responded to a report of a two year old child inside of a vehicle not breathing. The officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Lace Dr. in Dothan. The child, Castiel King, was rushed to SouthEast Health where he was pronounced deceased.
An investigation into the circumstances of the death revealed that the child was left unattended by the parents and exited the home and entered the vehicle on his own. Both parents were asleep in the home and under the influence of intoxicants.
As a result of the investigation Robert Patrick King (36) and Melinda Gail King (38) were both charged with one count of Manslaughter each and both have a $30,000.00 bond. Robert and Melinda were also both charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and each have a $15,000.00 bond for that charge.
On Friday June 28, 2019 Task Force Investigators with the DEA and Dothan Police Department Vice arrested 36 year old Renard Sinclair Orr, 6200 block of Walden Road Kinsey.
Investigators, tracking the sale of heroin in and around Dothan and had been investigating this particular individual for approximately 30 days. Contact was made with Orr in the 6200 block of Walden Road at his residence. Orr was found to be in possession of approximately three grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Orr was taken into custody without incident.
Renard Orr was booked into the Dothan City Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On May 25, 2019, four individuals attempted to rob Shawn Callins while he was inside his residence located at 416 Florida Avenue. When Callins resisted, the suspects shot and killed him. A female victim who was six and a half months pregnant, was shot twice during the invasion. She suffered severe blood loss and was transported to a Pensacola, Florida Hospital. Due to the distress on the unborn baby, the baby was taken by emergency C-section and was placed on life support.
Tragically, the baby boy died early this morning. As a result of his death, the four suspects that were previously charged with the murder of Shawn Callins and the attempted murder of the female victim, will now be charged with the murder of the child. The four suspects are: 18 year old Willie Blackmon of Dothan, 18 year old Kaleb Tubbs of Dothan, 17 year old Carlos Lindsey of Opp and 21 year old David Key of Abbeville. All suspects remain in the Houston County Jail without bond.
On behalf of the Dothan Police Department, we would like to express our condolences for the families of all victims involved in this senseless tragedy.
On June 11, 2019 Dothan Police arrested 39-year-old Tiffany Robbin Rowell and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. A bond has not been set in this case.
Rowell has been charged for her involvement in the murder of Akheem Benjamin Hall (23) of Naomi Drive on Sunday June 9, 2019. Rowell was involved in an altercation with the victim earlier the same day. She played a roll in her son, Tayshawn Malik Stevenson, coming to Naomi Drive and shooting Hall.
Police are still looking for Stevenson and ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On May 25, 2019 at approximately 1:50 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault at 416 Florida Ave. Apt #1. On secene they found Shawn Bernard Callins and Kenisha Lashea Lee shot multiple times each.
It was determined that the suspects entered the apartment forcing their way in the front door in an attempt to commit a robbery. Once inside they began shooting at the victims, striking each one multiple times. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
Rescue responded and transported both Mr. Callins and Ms. Lee to Southeast Health Emergency Room where Mr. Callins succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Ms. Lee was shot in both legs and femur, shattering her femur. Ms. Lee was Air Lifted to a Florida Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Ms. Lee was 6 ½ -months pregnant. Once arriving in Florida Ms. Lee had to have an emergency C-Section and delivered the baby. The baby is in NICU in critical condition, and Ms. Lee is in ICU in Critical condition with a Rod and Guide in her Femur.
During the investigation two of the suspects were identified as B/M Willie Gerome Blackmon and B/M Kaleb Tyreak Tubbs both 18 years of age, and both of Dothan.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs were later apprehended and through the investigation both suspects were charged with Capital Murder relating to the Robbery and attempted Murder for shooting Ms. Lee.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs are in custody at the Houston County jail under No Bond.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On May 13th and 14th Dothan Police received reports of fifteen vehicle break-ins on the east side of Dothan. The reports were from Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive. An investigation began in the crimes and video was released of one of the suspects.
On May 16th the investigator working the case was off duty and made contact with a person he believed to be the suspect in the vehicle break-ins at the Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of E. Main Street. The suspect was identified as 21 year old Nhayquan Travone Bethel of Dothan. He was in the company of 23 year old Shantoria Lashaey Owens, also of Dothan.
Based on information gathered during the investigation Investigators conducted a search warrant of the room and vehicle belonging to the two suspects and recovered property taken from the recent break-ins. The property recovered included several firearms, purses, and wallets belonging to the victims.
Nhayquan Travone Bethel has been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has bonds totaling $210,000.00. Shantoria Lashaey Owens has also been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has bonds totaling $210,000.00. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.
On 05/14/2019 Dothan Police Narcotics Officers and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents made contact with Jackie Lee King, in the 11000 block of East State Highway 52, Columbia, Alabama. During contact, King was found in possession of approximately 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $20,000.00. King was placed under arrest for Drug Trafficking and taken to the Dothan City Jail. King’s bond was set at $500,000.00. This arrest concludes a lengthy investigation into the methamphetamine drug trade in Dothan and the surrounding areas.
On May 8, 2019 patrol officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a maroon Honda Accord. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and officers followed the vehicle until they were able to get it stopped at the intersection of East Selma St. and South Saint Andrews Street. At the intersection the driver of the vehicle, 21 year old Deneco Laquan Dean, backed into one of the patrol cars, then went forward and rammed another patrol vehicle before he was taken into custody by a police canine unit.
After being taken into custody officers located pills and marijuana in his possession. He was taken to Southeast Health where he was treated for minor dog bite wounds then transported to the Dothan City Jail.
Dean was also the suspect in an ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred on May 5, 2019 in the area of Dusy St. in Dothan. Dean was charged with two counts of Attempted Assault 1st Degree, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree for his actions during the traffic stop. He was also charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree for his involvement in the shooting on Dusy Street. He has bonds totaling $85,000.00.