Dothan Man Arrested for Attempted Murder- Now Charged with Capital Murder

On September 15, 2020, Dothan Investigators charged Phillip Barkley Jr. with Attempted Murder.  Barkley is now charged with Capital Murder in the shooting death of Christina Moore on South Lena Street that occurred on September 6th, 2020.  Barkley was one of the individuals involved in the actions that caused the death of Moore.  Additional arrests are possible.

Phillip Barkley Jr is charged with Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, Attempted Murder, and Capital Murder.  Barkley is being held without bond.

Shooting in Occupied Dwelling, Attempted Murder, and Capital Murder

Dothan Man charged with Attempted Murder

On September 6, 2020, Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Lena Street and Crawford Street.  It was reported that more than one individual exited a vehicle at the intersection and began firing multiple rounds at the victim, who was not struck by any shots.

On September 15, 2020, tips from the public lead investigators to identify and locate the driver of the suspect vehicle.  After a lengthy interview, the driver, Phillip Barkley Jr., was charged with attempted murder in the shooting.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be forthcoming.  Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 334-793-7000.

Phillip Michael Barkley Jr (23) was charged with Attempted Murder and is being held without bond.

Dothan Teen Arrested for Murder

On August 25, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to a shooting the 1300 block of Galaxie Drive.  When Officers arrived on scene, they discovered the victim of the shooting had been transported by private vehicle to a local hospital.  The victim died from his injuries at the hospital shortly after arriving.  The victim has been identified as Majic Collins (18) of Dothan.

During the investigation, Investigators learned the shooter approached the house from a park behind the residence.  After a brief conversation, gunfire erupted and left Collins suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Investigators identified the suspect as Darris Williams. Williams was apprehended on August 31, 2020 and charged with Murder.

Darris Quinta Williams (17) of Dothan has been charged as an adult with Murder and has a bond of $150,000.

Arrest made in Murder on August 9, 2020 near Imani

On August 9, 2020 at about 2:00 am, Dothan Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of West Powell Street.  When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, Cortez Hill, in his vehicle and he had been shot multiple times.  Despite life-saving efforts, Hill succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Criminal Investigators have been working since that day to bring this case to a close.  Throughout the investigation, Investigators processed evidence, executed many search warrants, and interviewed several witnesses to the incident.  A suspect was developed and investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest on August 20, 2020.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Troy Police Department, and the community for their assistance in closing this case.

Demingus Montez Humphrey (26) of Troy, AL has been charged with Capital Murder in the death of Cortez Hill.  Humphrey was apprehended on August 20, 2020 in Troy, AL by the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Dothan Police Investigators.

Woman Arrested for Facilitating Sodomy

On August 9, 2020, the victim went to a local hospital complaining of pain.  When an Officer came to make a report, Patricia Davis, who was at the hospital, came forward and admitted to facilitating sodomy against the victim.  An investigator was assigned the case and conducted more investigation.  During the investigation, it was discovered that, multiple days between the months of April and July 2020, Davis had injected the victim with prescription drugs without his consent that caused him to lose consciousness.  While the victim was unconscious, Davis let at least two other people sodomize the victim.  More arrests could be forthcoming.

Patricia Ann Davis (67) was charged with 20 counts of Sodomy 1st degree and 10 counts of Assault 2nd degree with bonds totaling $450,000.

Glasgow Arrested on Drug Charges

On August 11th 2020 Dothan Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of W. Main St. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kenneth C. Glasgow.

During the course of the traffic stop a police canine was utilized and crack cocaine along with a digital scale was recovered from inside the vehicle Glasgow was driving. Kenneth Cherden Glasgow was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Glasgow has a bond amount of $1,000.00.

Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Burglary and Intimidating a Witness

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.

Shooting on Southport Lands One in Jail

On August 1, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to East Southport Street in reference to a subject that was shot and crashed his vehicle into a tree.  Investigators responded to the scene and determined the shooting occurred in the 500 block of South Appletree Street.  Through the investigation, Investigators developed a suspect, Trayvon Leon Dorsey, and issued warrants for his arrest in relation to the shooting.

On August 7, 2020, a Dothan Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3200 block of Reeves Street.  In the backseat, Dorsey was found attempting to disassemble a firearm.  Dorsey was arrested for his outstanding warrant.  While looking at the firearm in Dorsey’s possession, it was discovered the serial number had been filed off the weapon.

Trayvon Leon Dorsey (19) of Cuthbert, GA was charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of an Altered Firearm with bonds totaling $75,000.

Murder of Perry Griffin Solved After 13 Years

During the early morning hours of June 26, 2007, Perry Griffin, an employee of Panhandle Converters and Scrap, was going to go out of town to purchase items for the business.  Perry was preparing to leave the business with a large amount of cash, as he had done before numerous times.  As Perry was preparing to leave the parking lot of the business, two suspects armed with weapons confronted him.

Evidence recovered at the scene led investigators to believe the suspects may have intended to physically restrain Perry, and possibly take him to another location.  It appeared Perry resisted and, during a physical struggle, a suspect fired his weapon and fatally wounded Perry.

The two suspects fled from the scene on foot, after collecting the large sum of money in Perry’s possession.  It is believed the third suspect was waiting nearby in a vehicle.

At the time of the incident in 2007, investigators worked diligently around the clock on the case.  Persons of interest were developed and countless interviews were conducted.  The case had remained unsolved and multiple investigators had worked numerous hours in an attempt to bring  this case to a close.  Due to a lack of sufficient evidence, they were unable to close the case.

In June of 2020, new information surfaced on the case.  Several people have been re-interviewed, several new people have been interviewed, and the original case file has been reviewed meticulously.  As a result of this recent investigation and with efforts during the original investigation, sufficient evidence has now been gathered to allow for arrest warrants to be obtained for the arrest of the following three suspects:

Kevin Shawn Thornton (48) of Dothan was charged with Murder, Robbery 1st degree, and a SORNA violation.  Thornton is being held without bail on the Murder and Robbery charges and a $15,000 bond on the SORNA violation.  Thornton was 35 years old at the time of the murder and was an employee at Panhandle Converters.

Jessie Jerome Swain (47) of Dothan was charged with Murder and Robbery 1st degree and is being held without bond.  Swain was 34 years old at the time of the murder and was an employee at Panhandle Converters.

Kendrick Fitzgerald Bryant (30) was charged with Murder and Robbery 1st degree.  Bryant is currently in an Alabama Prison and his arrest is forthcoming.  Bryant was 17 years old at the time of the murder and his connection is through Swain.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank many agencies for their assistance in this case, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Shots fired during Armed Robbery Lands Two in Jail

On July 7, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to an armed robbery in progress at a local check cashing business in the 1100 block of North Alice Street.  According to reports by the business employees, a suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fired shots towards three employees at the back of the business.  As the suspect was fleeing out of the front door, the suspect fired more shots towards an employee behind the counter.  No employees were injured during the incident.  Investigators were able to identify the suspect through employees who recognized the suspect, identified as Deshone Donald, since Donald was in the business minutes earlier cashing a check.

On 7/10/2020, the U.S. Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force apprehended Donald and the alleged getaway driver, Fredrick Ricks, in Quincy, FL.  Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Task Force for their assistance in this case.

Deshone Elesquial Donald (31) of Quincy, FL was charged with four counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Robbery 1st Degree and is being held without bond.

Fredrick Carl Ricks (28) of Quincy, FL was charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree with a bond of $10,000.