UPDATE: Suspect in Double Murder Now in Custody

Update:  Vincent Lamar Oliver Jr. has been taken into custody and has ben charged as a juvenile with two counts of Capital Murder. He will be held in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center. Due to the restriction of a court order, no further information will be released regarding him.

 

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at approximately 8:04 p.m., the Dothan Police Department responded to the 200 block of Fifth Avenue for a report of two people being shot. It was confirmed two female victims were deceased from gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Jasmine Danielle Bean, and 20-year-old Ja’Lexius Lashon Wells, both of Dothan.

During the investigation we have developed a suspect who is a juvenile. Due to Alabama juvenile privacy laws, we are typically not allowed to release juvenile information. However, the courts have issued an order allowing the suspect’s information to be released to the public due to the interest of public safety.

The suspect is identified as Vincent Lamar Oliver Jr., 14 years old of Dothan. Oliver Jr. is wanted for two counts of Capital Murder related to the shooting last night.

Oliver also has active juvenile pickup orders for two counts of Attempted Assault First Degree and one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle which occurred in July 2022. Oliver Jr. has been sought by authorities since that time. Per the court order, no further information related to Oliver can be released.

Anyone who has information related to the whereabouts of Oliver Jr. is asked to please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

CAPTURED: Authorities Are Searching For Two Con Artists

CAPTURED:  Thanks to an observant citizen in Palm Bay, Florida who spotted these two individuals, the truck and the camper in a Walmart parking lot.  The citizen called the local police and the pair were taken into custody.  Once again, help from the community has made it possible for two criminals to be taken off the street.  The pair now face charges in Palm Bay, Florida as well as multiple other states.  

On May 18, 2022, Criminal Investigators with the Dothan Police Department signed felony warrants for two con artists traveling through our area.  On May 10, 2022, Joshua William Matheny and Mary Jane Matheny were traveling in a dually pick-up truck pulling a fifth-wheel camper.  The pair stopped at the Marathon Station in the 2400 block of Reeves Street and purchased $578.00 worth of fuel.  They provided the clerk with a fraudulent credit card prior to pumping the fuel then left, leaving behind the fraudulent card.  Through the course of the investigation, it has been discovered the pair have conducted similar activities in the surrounding area, as well as other states.  Both are wanted for various felony crimes in multiple states.  They were last known to be traveling in the dually pick-up truck pictured below, pulling the fifth-wheel camper pictured also.  It has been confirmed the dually pick-up truck is stolen.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of these two individuals or the whereabouts of the pick-up truck or camper are asked to contact your nearest law enforcement agency or the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.

Joshua and Mary Matheny
Dodge Dually and Fifth-Wheel Camper
Joshua Matheny
Joshua, Truck and Camper

Help Identify The Thief

On Tuesday, 4/26/2022, an unknown suspect broke into a residence in Cottonwood, AL.  The same suspect is responsible for attempting to break into a business in Dothan, AL on the same day.  The suspect was driving a white 4-door passenger car with an Alabama tag, which is shown in the video.  We believe someone out there may recognize this individual or the vehicle from the video posted below.   Please help identify this individual who is responsible for taking property that did not belong to him.  If you recognize him or the vehicle, please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or you may call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.

UPDATE: Help Locate this Missing Person

UPDATE: Wesley Paul Hodge has been found safe. We would like to thank everyone who called and provided assistance and information. He is currently being reunited with his family.

On Saturday, 4/23/2022, 61 year old Wesley Paul Hodge walked away from his home on Parish Street in Dothan, AL.  He has not been seen or heard from since then.  When he left, he was wearing no shoes, no shirt and black shorts.  He is described as 5’9″, 160 lbs., gray hair and blue eyes.

He does have medical issues and he does not have any medication with him.  If you see him or have any information as to where he may be, you are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or your nearest law enforcement agency.

Wesley Paul Hodge
MISSING PERSON

Dothan Police Searching for Gas Station Robber

On March 28, 2022, at approximately 7:30 PM, a lone suspect entered the Chevron Gas Station in the 100 block of East Cottonwood Road, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6′ 0″ tall, weighing approximately 245 pounds,  wearing a long sleeve black shirt, blue jean shorts, a red toboggan, a  medical mask, and gloves.

Once inside the business, the suspect pointed the handgun at the clerk and demanded the clerk put all the money in a plastic bag.  The suspect left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen running to the rear of the business where he possibly entered an unknown type of vehicle to make his getaway.

The Dothan Police Department is asking that anyone with information that will lead to the identity and or capture of the person(s) responsible for this crime contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.  The Dothan Police Department will protect the identities of anyone who provides information.

Motorcyclist Injured in Hit and Run Accident

On June 26, 2020, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a hit and run accident involving a motorcycle in the 2600 block of Nottingham Way. The victim was transported trauma alert to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Austin Tyler Enfinger (23) of Dothan, Alabama is wanted for questioning in this case. Enfinger was last seen in the area of Old Campbellton Highway in Dale County turning south onto Curry Town Road occupying a gray 2010 Suzuki SX4. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Enfinger is encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department 334-615-3000.

Community members wanting to assist anonymously can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

 

Masked Men Rob Local Business

The Dothan police responded to the 4900 blk of Montgomery Hwy in reference to a robbery.  The store employee told officers that 3 men armed with shotguns and a rifle came into the store a little after 2:30 this morning. The masked men jumped the counter and threatened and demanded money from the employee.  The suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving and  got away with an undisclosed amount of money The employee was  not injured in the robbery.

If you have any information concerning the robbery please call 615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at  793-7000.

                                              

 

Firearm Assault -Update Victim Found

Update: The kidnapping victim, Tanesha McLeod, has been located in Montgomery.  McLeod  has suffered a cut to the head and other minor injuries but she is ok.  The suspect is on the run in Montgomery and Montgomery PD is currently in a man-hunt around Taylor Rd and US 231.  More to follow.

The Dothan Police would like to thank The Montgomery Police Department, The Troy Police Department and The US Marshals for their assistance.

The Dothan Police responded to the 100 blk of Woods Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Once officers arrived, they found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest and in critical condition. Further investigation reveled that the suspect kicked the door in and shot the victim and kidnapped the victim’s girlfriend.  The suspect then fled the scene on a black KIA Rio with Alabama tag number 38HL126.

We are asking for the public’s assistance with help locating these persons or vehicle. If they are seen, call 911 and advise the location. Do not approach, the suspect is considered  armed and dangerous. If you have any other information on this call,  please contact the non-emergency number at 615-3000.

 

Dothan Police Assaulted

Two Dothan Police Officers were assaulted last night while performing a traffic stop in the 2100 blk of Montgomery Hwy. The driver attempted to throw narcotics in the back seat of his car. As officers tried to place Brandon Rashawn McGhee in handcuffs he began to fight and throw punches at both officers. Both officers received minor injuries and Brandon McGee fled the scene on foot.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Brandon McGhee please call the Dothan Police at (334) 615-3000.

Wanted For Drug Trafficking

On July 9, 2019 Investigators with the Vice Division executed a search warrant in the 2100 block of Denton Road in reference to synthetic marijuana being sold in Dothan and Houston County.

Investigators recovered approximately five and a half pounds of Synthetic Analog Chemical (used to make synthetic marijuana). This has a street value of over $100,000. Investigators have obtained a warrant on 36 year old Jumah Alziz Lowe, of 500 W. Adams Street, for Drug Trafficking.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lowe is asked to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or Crimestoppers at (334)793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

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