Dothan City School Employee Arrested for School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years

On March 9th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Phillip Erin Burns of Sweetwater Drive, Dothan and charged him with School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years.

Investigators were notified by Dothan City Schools of the allegations against Burns, an employee at Girard Middle School and Northview High School. The investigation revealed that Burns engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with a student on a social media messaging app.

Burns was subsequently arrested and a bond amount of $6,000.00 was set.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Three Arrested on Multiple Charges For Breaking into Vehicles

Dothan Police investigators have arrested three individuals in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins. The break-ins occurred between mid February and the beginning of March 2018. Several vehicles on the south side of Dothan, in the Blackmon Road area, were broken into and several items were taken.

On March 7th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Anthony Allen Dault of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 9 counts  of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. He was also charged with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and 2 counts of Theft of Property 1st Degree. Dault has bonds totaling $182,000.00.

Investigators also charged Blake Levoy Dooling of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and 4 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Dooling has bonds totaling $140,000.00.

Also charged for his involvement in the crimes was Brandon Keith Hale of Pansey Rd. in Ashford. Hale was charged with 7 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and 1 count of Theft of Property 1st Degree. He has bonds totaling $70,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking Arrest

On 02/23/2018 Vice Investigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was involved in a narcotics investigation. The investigation revealed that drugs were being brought into Dothan by the driver to be distributed throughout the county. During the course of this traffic stop Investigators recovered methamphetamine (Ice) and a firearm.

Investigators have arrested and charged 34 year old Joshua Drake Howard, of Ready Road, with Drug Trafficking. Additional charges are expected and no further information can be released at this time. Bond will be set at a later time.

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

 

Investigation Leads to Drug Trafficking Charges

On 02/01/2018 Investigators with the Vice Intelligence Division conducted a traffic stop on north County road 55 which concluded a three week investigation into narcotics (crystal methamphetamine) being sold in Dothan and eastern Houston County.

Investigators seized crystal methamphetamine and methamphetamine from the occupants of the vehicle.

Investigators have arrested and charged 39 year old Mary Elizabeth Mathis, of Ashford, with Drug Trafficking. Her bond has been set at $30,000.

Investigators have arrested and charged 30 year old Lance Andrew Sharron, of Pansey, with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond has been set at $10,000.

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

Dothan Police Make Arrest for Impersonating a Police Officer

On January 4th 2018 Dothan Police responded to the 2800 block of Fortner St. to a medical emergency. While on the scene 37 year old Scotty Earl Lingo identified himself to officers and emergency personnel as an auxiliary police officer from Headland Alabama. Lingo was in possession of a Headland Police Department Auxiliary Identification Card.

Further investigation revealed that Lingo was in possession of a handgun for which he was using the police identification as his permit. Officers confirmed through the Headland Police Department that Lingo has not been an auxiliary officer with their department since January 2015.

Lingo was arrested on scene for a Domestic Violence warrant with the City of Dothan and Impersonating a Police Officer. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Torture, Willful Abuse

On November 14, 2017, Keshondra Tyree Corbitt, 27 years old, was charged with 1 count of torture, willful abuse, etc., of a child under 18 years of age by responsible person.  Bond has been set at $15,000.00.

This charge resulted from Corbitt punishing a 6 year old child for a disciplinary issue the child received at school.  Corbitt punished the child with a belt, however, the punishment went too far and the child received multiple bruises and marks on her arms, stomach, back, side, legs and face.

The Dothan Police Department was notified of this incident by the City of Dothan School System as part of their requirement according to the State of Alabama Mandatory Reporting System.  The Dothan Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Houston County Department of Human Resources.

All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Burglary 3rd degree

On 11/12/2017, Jeffrey Powell (45) was arrested for Burglary 3rd degree which occurred in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle.  His bond was set at $5,000.00.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle

On 11/08/2017, Rachel Smith Todd (40) was arrested for Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property 3rd Degree X2  which occurred in the 2100 block of Montgomery Highway.  Her bond was set at $12,000.00.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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