On Wednesday, May 14, 2023, at approximately 6:05 PM, officers responded to a Firearm Assault at Martin Homes on N. Range Street. Officers found an adult female with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
It has been determined the adults of the residence had a loaded handgun in an area they felt was safe and not accessible to a small child in the residence.
Unknowing to the victim, the child located the handgun and when retrieving it accidentally fired it striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
We would remind everyone that if you choose to be a gun owner, do so responsibly and make sure all weapons, loaded or not, are kept in a secure, locked area.
On Tuesday, May 13, 2023, at approximately 4:00 PM, officers responded to a Firearm Assault at Grand Villa Estates on Third Avenue. It was determined one male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen while inside his residence. It is believed an unknown suspect entered the residence armed with a handgun and demanded property before firing at the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his injury. At this time, his injury is not believed to be life threatening. The individual responsible for this incident has not been identified at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 615-3000
On Monday, May 22, 2023, at approximately 12:20 PM, officers responded to 3000 block of Cathy Lou Road in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. It was reported the victim and several acquaintances were gathered in the yard when the suspect pulled up, exited a vehicle, brandished a weapon, threatened harm, and began demanding personal property from the victim. When no personal property was handed over, the suspect took the victim’s cell phone before fleeing.
As a result of the investigation, a warrant for Robbery First Degree was obtained for Anastasia Shantell Martin, 20 years old of Dothan. On Thursday, May 25, 2023, officers made contact with Martin in the 1000 block of Cabot Street where she ran from officers before being caught a short distance away. Martin was charged with the outstanding warrant for Robbery First Degree and Attempting to Elude. Her bond was set at $40,500.00.
One year ago today, early on Sunday morning, May 22, 2022, a Dothan man was murdered while outside a downtown café in the 200 block of East Powell Street. The victim was 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 have been determined since then. Over the last year, investigators have followed up on many leads, all of which have been unsuccessful in bringing resolution to this case.
A family lost a loved one that day to a senseless act committed by someone who had no regard for human life. This individual should be held accountable for their actions instead of being allowed to walk free having to opportunity to kill again should they have the desire to do so. We know due to the number of patrons at and around the establishment at the time of the incident there is someone out there who knows who the person is responsible for this crime. We ask that anyone who has any information related to this incident, no matter how small or insignificant they think it may be, to please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous 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. Up to $1,000.00 may be paid for the information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, at approximately 3:45 PM, officers responded to a firearm assault in the parking lot of 1000 South Edgewood Drive, Azalea Apartments. Officers located a male victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury. After conducting several interviews and processing evidence, it was determined the suspect is a juvenile under the age of 18. The suspect is currently being sought and charges are pending. This is an isolated incident that appears to be the result of an ongoing altercation between several individuals. Due to the Alabama juvenile privacy laws and the nature of this case, no further information will be available.
During the evening hours of Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the Dothan Police Department responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 500 block of East Selma Street. Upon arrival, it was determined an adult male had received a gunshot to his hand. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Exact details are not known at this time due to conflicting information being provided. The exact location of the incident has not been determined as of now.
This appears to be an isolated incident and we have no reason to believe the community should be alarmed.
The Dothan Police Department is investigating multiple vehicles broken into over the past weekend along the Westside and Northside of Ross Clark Circle in the parking lots of multiple businesses. During these break-ins, suspects broke the windows of several vehicles and stole valuables.
We ask that anyone who may have information related to any of these incidents to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you may 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.
We would like to remind everyone to not leave items such as purses, wallets, electronics, gift bags, or any other valuables in your vehicle in plain sight. Even if locked, thieves will not hesitate to damage your vehicle to take your property. Keep all your valuables in the trunk or other locked areas of your vehicle.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at approximately 6:45 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 900 block of East Selma Street for gunshots fired into an occupied residence. The residence was occupied by several individuals, one of which was a juvenile that was struck in the hand. The extent of the juvenile’s injury is not known at this time; further medical evaluation will be conducted to determine if the juvenile will lose a finger or not.
The Dothan Police Department is seeking help from the local community in identifying the person or persons responsible for this incident. The suspect vehicle has been described as a dark color Dodge Charger with blue camouflage on the sides. If you have any information related to this incident, we ask that you call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Anyone wanting to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guar and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.
On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:58 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive to the report of a firearm assault in which one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed there was in fact one victim that had already been transported to Southeast Health by a personal vehicle. Officers arrived at the hospital and discovered the victim suffered from a single gunshot to the upper torso. The victim was in critical condition and was immediately taken to surgery where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alfonso Morrissette, of Dothan.
No further information is known at this time. We are in the preliminary stage of the investigation, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.
Update: Kevone Devontay Smith turned himself in to the Dothan Police Department. He has now officially been charged with one count of Capital Murder and two counts of Intimidating a Witness. He has no bond at this time.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, the Dothan Communication Center received a report of an individual shot in the 800 block of Miles Lane. Dothan Fire and Rescue along with Dothan Police Officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying in the middle of the roadway. Paramedics attempted life saving measures but determined the individual was deceased. The victim, 35-year-old, Samuel Jeffrey Gray, of Dothan, had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
This has been an ongoing investigation since that time. After much time and effort, we have identified a suspect involved in this incident. Kevone Devontay Smith, 21 years old of Dothan, currently has one outstanding warrant for Capital Murder, and two outstanding warrants for Intimidating a Witness. He is being sought by the Dothan Police Department. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Smith is asked to 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.