During the past several days, the Dothan Police Department has been working a rash of storage unit burglaries that have occurred at various locations throughout the city. In recent days, patrol officers were able to develop leads that have led to the identification of persons responsible.
Jenny Wambles Hallford, 43 years old of Ashford, and David Allen Meyer II, 33 years old of Dothan, have each been charged with 17 counts of Burglary Third Degree as a result of this ongoing investigation. Hallford and Meyer are currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
Investigators are attempting to locate an additional suspect who was involved. Blake Anthony Poole, 30 years old of Dothan, is currently wanted for Burglary Third Degree. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Poole, you are asked to contact the Dothan Police Department at 615-3000.
Investigators executed a search warrant to recover property taken from these storage units. Unfortunately, only a small portion of the stolen property has been recovered at this time. If you have bought or acquired any property from these individuals, you are encouraged to contact the Dothan Police Department.
On Wednesday September 20, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was notified of an adult male who was attempting to solicit a minor for sexual purposes in exchange for money by means of electronic communication. Criminal Investigators quickly began an investigation and discovered these facts to be true. While the individual was on his way to meet who he believed to be a minor, he was taken into custody without incident. The individual was identified as Jim Lee Smith of Dothan. Smith has been charged with one count of Human Trafficking First Degree, one count of Traveling to meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act, and one count of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child by Computer. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
UPDATE: Suspect, 22 year old Kameron Zamir Head, turned himself in at the Dothan Police Department on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
On Tuesday night, September 12, 2023, at approximately 10:30 PM Dothan Police Officers and Criminal Investigators responded to a murder that occurred near the 2300 block of Denton Road.
Twenty-two year old Zion Brown of Dothan was the driver and only occupant of his vehicle traveling on Denton Road. Brown was struck by one of several bullets that were fired into his vehicle, killing him. His vehicle traveled off the roadway and through a vacant lot before coming to a stop on Murray Road.
Investigators have worked around the clock since the incident occurred. On Thursday, September 14, 2023, investigators obtained one warrant for shooting into an occupied vehicle and one warrant for Capital Murder for 22 year old Kameron Zamir Head of Dothan. We are asking anyone who may know the whereabouts of Head to please call the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identity of anyone who would like to help in an anonymous capacity.
On Sunday, September 10, 2023, at approximately 1:15 AM, the Dothan Houston County Emergency Operations Center received a call reporting a robbery in progress in the 3300 block of Hartford Highway. Officers arrived and located the victim who stated he and his family arrived home and he was confronted by an unknown suspect who was armed with a handgun and was demanding money. The victim began to run to get away from the suspect. While being chased by the suspect, the victim tripped and fell to the ground. The suspect stood over him demanding all his money while threatening him with the weapon. After the suspect received the victim’s money, the victim retrieved his own weapon from his residence and both victim and suspect exchanged gunfire, but no one was hit. The suspect left in a silver passenger car driven by a second suspect. While the suspect car was leaving, it struck a light pole causing significant damage.
While officers were looking for the suspect vehicle, they located a vehicle matching the description with significant damage and occupied by two individuals in an apartment complex on the south side of town. After completing the investigation, it was determined that was the correct vehicle and suspects when evidence was located linking them to the crime scene. One of the suspects was in possession of a stolen pistol.
One suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from Dothan, was charged as an adult with one count of Robbery First Degree. His bond was set at $60,000.00. The other suspect, 19-year-old Tyler Deondre Russell, of Dothan, was charged with one count of Robbery First Degree and one count of Receiving Stolen Property Second Degree. His bond was set at $75,000.00.
On Friday, September 8, 2023, at approximately 6:45 PM, officers responded to the 500 block of Chinook Street for an edged weapon assault. Officers arrived and found the victim in the yard of a residence bleeding from lacerations on the face, forearm, and abdomen. Officers learned the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation during which time the suspect used a steak knife and stabbed the victim several times. The suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Davonta Bryson McCree, had left prior to officers’ arrival. McCree was located moments later walking down the roadway with the steak knife in his possession. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.
McCree was charged with one count of Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $60,000.00.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, officers responded to the 500 block of Mustang Drive for an assault that had taken place. When officers arrived, it was learned the suspect, Amanda Faith Reeves, was involved in a verbal altercation inside the residence. The homeowner attempted to stop the altercation and during the process was assaulted by Reeves.
Another homeowner arrived and shortly thereafter was assaulted by Reeves as well. Reeves then took the homeowner’s vehicle without permission and left the scene. A short time later, Reeves returned the vehicle. During the altercation, Reeves took a walking cane from one of the victims and vandalized the victim’s vehicle with it. Both victims were evaluated by Dothan Fire and Rescue at the residence for a minor injury that each of them received.
Reeves was at the scene when officers arrived but was uncooperative. She was taken into custody without incident. Due to the age of the victims being over 60, Reeves was charged with two counts of Elder Abuse Second Degree. She was also charged with one count of Theft of Property First Degree. Her total bond was set at $150,000.00.
On Monday, September 4, 2023, just after midnight, a business owner in the 700 block of North Range Street was notified of someone on his business property which was closed at the time. The individual went to his business and located the person trespassing on his business property who was later identified as Pierre Parrish. The individual advised Parrish he was not allowed on his property and made him leave. Parrish left from the property but immediately returned. When the property owner attempted to stop Parrish, Parrish pulled an edged weapon from his pocket and struck the property owner, cutting him on the face.
The property owner was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for his facial injury. His injury did not appear to be life threatening. Parrish was located close by and was taken into custody without incident. Pierre Jay Jabory Parrish, 38 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Murder. His bond was set at $60,000.00.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at approximately 3:00 PM, officers responded to a theft call at a local business in the 3000 block of S. Oates Street. The suspect was attempting to leave the business with merchandise in his possession which he did not pay for. As an employee attempted to stop him, he began a physical confrontation with the employee over the merchandise. Officers arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody without further issue.
The suspect, identified as 30 year old William Edward Blizzard of Panama City Beach, FL, was charged with one count of Robbery Third degree and his bond was set at $15,000.00.
On July 27, 2022, Timothy David Lloyd of Dothan was charged with 31 counts of Sexual Abuse First Degree and 25 counts of Sodomy First Degree. Lloyd, who is still in the Houston County Jail on those charges, has now been charged with 29 counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 on August 28, 2023. These new charges are a result of an ongoing investigation related to an additional victim. His bond for these new charges has been set at $870,000.00. Due to the sensitive nature of this case, no additional information will be released.
On Thursday August 24, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was contacted by medical staff at Southeast Health and advised a female was there attempting to recover a child she claimed she had left at their facility on August 13, 2023, with one of their employees in the hospital lobby. The female stated she gave birth at her residence in the 1100 block of Tate Drive on August 13th and within the first few hours she took the newborn child to the hospital and gave the child to an employee and left. The female stated she did that because she did not want the child and it cost too much money. The female’s family was unaware the female was pregnant or had delivered a child until yesterday, Wednesday August 23, 2023. That’s when the family of the female became concerned and wanted to recover the newborn child. The female and family members went to Southeast Health this morning attempting to find the person the newborn child was given to because that is what they were led to believe by the female.
As the investigation began, it was quickly determined the female never went to Southeast Health on the date she alleged. A formal interview was conducted with the female who attempted to continue her same story. When presented with the fact we had proven she never took the newborn child to the hospital as she claimed, she told investigators she had taken the newborn child and wrapped him in a blanket and placed it into a trash dumpster at an apartment complex on the west side of town. She stated when she placed the newborn child in the dumpster, he was still alive. Investigators went to that location and located a trash compactor attached to a dumpster. The dumpster was seized by the Dothan Police Department and taken to the City of Dothan land field where investigators and officers sifted through the contents. During that process, the remains of a newborn child were located wrapped in a mattress protector that was in a zipped-up duffel bag. Those remains have been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for confirmation that those remains are in fact the missing newborn child.
The mother of the newborn child, Jakayla Ashanti Williams, 18 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Capital Murder.
Williams had no connection or affiliation with the apartment complex where she left her newborn child at. It is unknown why she chose that location.