Missing Person

On Sunday, 6/12/2022, 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 a black and blue shirt, black shorts and gray tennis shoes.  He is described at 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.

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Dothan Man Charged With Capital Murder

On June 14, 2022 Dothan Police Officers and Investigators responded to a Firearm Assault in the 900 block of North Bell Street. Upon arrival officers found the victim, identified as William Henry Roberson Jr laying in the street and began rendering emergency medical aid. Roberson was transported by ambulance, and later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
It was determined that family members got into an argument over property, which ended with the victim being shot. After investigation the suspect, Tobias Marsh has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder.
Tobias Tavante Marsh – Homicide-Capital Murder

Dothan Man Murdered

Early Sunday morning, 5-22-2022, a Dothan man was murdered while outside a downtown café in the 200 block of East Powell Street. The victim has been identified as 21 year-old Jacques Adarius McLeod-Roberts, of Dothan. McLeod-Roberts was outside the business when an unknown person walked up and shot him one time. McLeod-Roberts was pronounced deceased at the scene. No motive and no suspect are known at this time. This incident did not involve the business he was at; it only occurred in front of the business on the sidewalk. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

We believe someone who was present or in the area may have information that will help solve this crime. We ask that anyone with information related to this incident please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information and remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.

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

UPDATED with Suspect Photos: Armed Robbery at Denton Road Convenience Store

Around 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, two unknown black males robbed the HOBO Pantry Convenience Store located in the 3000 block of Denton Road.  At least one of the suspects was armed with a hand gun and fired one round inside the business.  The other suspect went behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business.  The two suspects left the store on foot and were last seen running southeast from the business.  No one was injured in the incident and police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.  If you would like to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.

UPDATED with suspect Photos:  We encourage anyone who can identify either of the suspects from these photos to please contact the Dothan Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

Scam Alert From Dothan Police Department

A citizen has reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Dothan Police Department. The caller spoofed their number to show it was coming from 334-615-3000. The caller advised the person they had warrants with the Dothan Police Department and to keep from going to jail they needed to go purchase a pre-paid credit or gift card for a specific amount of money and provide the card number to the caller.  Please be aware THIS IS A SCAM and is not associated with the Dothan Police Department in any way.  The Dothan Police Department will never call someone to attempt to collect money for a warrant. We will only show up in person to address any issue we may have.

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

Man Arrested for Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes

On April 19, 2022, the Dothan Police Department was made aware of possible inappropriate contact between an adult male and a juvenile under the age of 16.  Due to the allegations, an investigation was started which has led to 45 year-old Jason Dean Burdeshaw, of Dothan, being charged with two counts of Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle, House, etc., for immoral purposes.  He currently has no bond.  This is an ongoing investigation and as it continues there could be additional charges.

Due to the sensitive nature of this case and the juvenile privacy laws, no further information will be released.

Jason Dean Burdeshaw – Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes

Arrest Made In Threat Against Dothan Preparatory Academy

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, the Dothan Police Department became aware of a threat against Dothan Preparatory Academy (DPA) by posts being made on social media. An immediate investigation was launched and the source of the threat was identified as coming from a social media account belonging to a juvenile student from DPA. Because of the disruption this has caused at DPA, the juvenile has been charged with terrorist threats. Due to the age of the suspect, no further information is available.

We take these types of threats serious, irregardless of the validity. We will investigate threats to the fullest to ensure the individual responsible is held accountable for their actions.

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