On May 25, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was notified of a possible child abuse case in which a child under the age of 12 was presented to a local doctor’s office with possible injuries. Due to type of injuries, the child was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation. It was determined the child had sustained several injuries in the past that were non-life threatening.
This has been an ongoing investigation which resulted in a warrant being issued for the mother of the child, Quiana Celeste Brantley, 29 Years old of Dothan, for Willful Abuse of a Child. On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, Brantley was arrested on the outstanding warrant and booked into the Dothan City Jail. Her bond was set at $15,000.00. Due to the sensitive nature of this case, no further details will be released.
On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at approximately 5:05 PM, the Dothan Houston County 911 Center received a call advising someone had been shot in the 800 block of S. Appletree Street. Specific details were not obtained until officers arrived on scene. Once they arrived on scene, they discovered a black male victim lying in the front yard who had sustained a single gunshot to the head. Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived, assessed the victim, and determine he was deceased from his injury. Several individuals at the scene were detained for questioning. The victim has been identified as, Keith Atkins, 61 years old of Dothan.
After speaking to several individuals and processing all information and evidence, it was determined the suspect who fired the weapon was Arthur Lee Wilson Jr. It is believed the two were involved in a physical altercation just prior to the shooting. When the physical altercation concluded, Arthur began firing a weapon at Atkins, striking him in the head. Both Atkins and Wilson lived at the location where the incident took place, and it is unknown what led up to the altercation. While executing a search warrant at the residence, multiple firearms were located in Wilson’s bedroom, two which were confirmed stolen. Among the weapons located, one of them is believed to be the weapon used in the altercation.
Arthur Lee Wilson Jr., 53 years old, has been charged with one count of Murder with $1.5 Million bond, and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Second Degree which have $30,000.00 bond for the two.
On July 31, 2023, the Dothan Police Department received a report alleging possible child abuse of a child under the age of 12. An investigation into the allegations was immediately started which took several days to complete. As a result of the investigation, investigators have charged Aneka Cloresse Knight, 25 years old of Dothan, with one count of Willful Abuse of a Child. Her bond was set at $15,000.00. Due to the sensitive nature of this case, not further details will be released.
On Friday, August 11, 2023, at approximately 11:00 PM, officers responded to a strong-arm robbery at a local business in the 1900 block of S. Oates Street. An employee of the business stated the suspect entered the business and began concealing merchandise in his clothing. The employee attempted to stop the suspect when he began to leave without paying for the merchandise. The suspect pushed the employee out of the way and exited. Once outside, the employee attempted to stop the suspect again and the suspect assaulted the employee and fled on foot. Utilizing a K-9, officers were able to track the suspect to the rear of an adjacent business where he was found hiding in the bushes and taken into custody. The employee was not injured during this incident.
Jonathan Gregory Gunter, 37 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Robbery Third Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at approximately 9:30 PM, officers responded to a reported theft from a business in the 300 block of Columbia Highway. When officers arrived, it was determined the suspect attempted to leave the business with merchandise without paying for it. An employee attempted to stop the suspect, but the suspect assaulted the employee then left with the merchandise. Using video surveillance, the suspect was identified as Lorenzo Gregory Fortenberry and a look-out was issued for him. Later the same night, Fortenberry was located and taken into custody without incident. The employee was not injured during the incident.
Lorenzo Gregory Fortenberry, 38 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Robbery Third Degree. His bond was set at $10,000.00.
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, an Ozark man entered a business in the 2200 block of Ross Clark Circle and began concealing merchandise in his clothing. When employees attempted to confront the man, he attempted to exit the store with the merchandise without paying for it. While making his exit, the man grabbed the employees and pushed them down. A customer acting as a Good Samaritan was able to subdue the man outside the store and hold him until police arrived.
Andrew Lamont White, 55 years old of Ozark, was arrested and charged with Robbery Third Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.
On August 3, 2023, the Dothan Police Department conducted a search warrant at the home of Allenia Crittenden, 35 years old of Dothan. She was subsequently charged with one count of possession of Child Pornography, three counts of Bestiality, and one count of Filing a False Police Report. The investigation was the result of a tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Investigators with the Dothan Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit obtained digital evidence that revealed Crittenden was in possession of a video file containing child sexual assault material. Videos depicting Crittenden having sexual conduct with a canine was also recovered. Additional electronic and recording devices were seized from the residence to be analyzed. The canine was recovered in the home.
Dothan Animal Services responded and took possession of the canine. The canine appeared in good health and will remain in protection of the Dothan Animal Services until legal proceedings can be filed.
Crittenden was booked in the Dothan City Jail with a bond totaling $39,000. The investigation is still ongoing.
On Sunday, July 30, 2023, officers responded to a call for domestic violence in the 2600 block of Robindale Circle. The suspect, who was identified as Cavasia Adams, was believed to be in the 800 block of Chickasaw Street. Officers located the suspect on Chickasaw Street and took him into custody. While in the back of a patrol car, Adams was able to maneuver his way out of the back of the patrol car and escape while still in handcuffs after causing minor damage to the interior of the patrol car. After a short foot pursuit, Adams was taken into custody and transported to the Dothan City Jail.
Cavasia Rashaude Adams, 24 years old of Dothan, has been charged with Domestic Violence Second Degree, Destruction of State Property, and Escape Third Degree. He is currently being held in the Houston County jail with no bond.
On Friday, July 28, 2023, at approximately 4:50 AM, officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a gunshot victim that arrived by personal vehicle. The adult female victim arrived with an injury to the head that was later determined to be the result of a gunshot. The victim was conscious, alert, and talking but was taken to surgery due to the moderate to severe injury she sustained. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined her boyfriend, Clint Edward Browning, was the person responsible for the injury that occurred during an altercation between the two while in the 1300 block of Coe Dairy Road.
Clint Edward Browning, 45 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Domestic Violence First Degree. He is currently in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
On Thursday, July 20, 2023, officer responded to the 2100 block of Denton Road for an assault and burglary. Officers located the suspect, Daryl Connacious Buggs, and detained him for investigative purposes. It was determined Buggs had entered a storage unit and a vehicle and taken property from both without the owner’s permission to do so. While being confronted for his actions, Buggs used a lock he had removed from the storage unit to assault two individuals with.
Daryl Connacious Buggs, 45 years old of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Assault Second Degree, one count of Burglary Third Degree, and one count of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. His bond was set at $40,000.00.