The Dothan Police Department Vice Intelligence Division conducted a traffic stop on 09/18/2019 following a drug investigation involving a member of the Alabama National Guard. Investigators recovered LSD, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia during the course of the traffic stop.
Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Charles Kalid Segrest, of Azalae Road Slocomb, with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Dothan Police Department is on the scene of a crash involving moderate injuries in the 2300 block of South Oates Street.
Two vehicles were involved in a crash during which a van occupied by 11 juveniles overturned.
Parents and guardians of all children involved have now been notified and have arrived on scene. Four juveniles have been transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
A preliminary investigation has revealed the van was being driven by an unlicensed juvenile, age 14, at the time of the crash.
Members of the crash team, patrol and juvenile division are on scene to further investigate in accordance with our policies and will work closely together. Further charges may be pending.
We would like to remind our citizens to observe all aspects of the law regarding seat belts, passenger occupancy, and requirements of drivers on Alabama roadways.
We would like to thank the Dothan Fire Department for top-notch services on this call. While police communicated with parents and began the preliminary investigation DFD triaged and treated 13 patients. We are thankful for the dynamic partnership, training and practice public safety demonstrates as one to work through situations such as this.
On September 12, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Dollar General Store located in the 700 block of W. Selma Street. Police arrived and found that the front door and windows to the business were shattered from gunshots. Inside they found 21 year old Dontez Thomas with a gunshot wound to his lower back. Thomas was transported to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries and he was later released.
Investigators arrived on scene and began watching surveillance videos from the businesses and saw Thomas and another male arguing in the parking lot. Thomas walked to the Dollar General Store after the argument. As he was entering the store the other male, later identified as 24 year old Howard Tremaine Grant of Dothan, fired five shots at Thomas. One of those bullets struck Thomas in the back and the others travelled through the windows and door of the store that was full of customers. No one else was injured in the shooting.
Grant was seen on video and by witnesses getting into a white sedan and fleeing the scene. The suspect and vehicle description was broadcast to local law enforcement and Eufaula Police were able to stop the vehicle in Eufaula. Grant was brought back to Dothan and charged with one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Building. No bond has been set in this case.
On September 2nd 2019 Panama City Beach Police Department began investigating the murder Larry Thomas Hill III, a resident of Panama City Beach, that occurred at Wendy’s Hamburgers on Thomas Drive. During the investigation they were able to identify the suspect as a juvenile from Dothan Alabama.
On September 11th 2019 Investigators from the Panama City Beach Police Department travelled to Dothan and asked for assistance in locating the suspect. Investigators and Patrolmen from the Dothan Police Department served a search warrant in the 900 block of S. Range St. in Dothan. Two juvenile suspects were located at the residence and taken to the Dothan Police Department for interviews. The firearm used in the murder was also located hidden near the residence.
Panama City Beach Police Department has charged the seventeen year old juvenile with one count of Murder and also charged a fifteen year old with Accessory to Murder. They have been placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center and await court proceedings and extradition.
Dothan Police made one arrest in this case. 49 year old Karen Crow has been charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution 1st Degree for her participation in this case. She has a bond amount of $15,000.00.
On August 27th, 2019, at 6:05 PM, Dothan Police responded to a vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer and a 2001 Honda Accord in the 2300 block of the Ross Clark Circle. The tractor trailer was travelling North bound on Ross Clark Circle and had stopped for traffic due to the traffic light being red at South Park. The Honda Accord struck the tractor trailer in the rear. The driver of the Honda Accord was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver has been identified as white male, Steven William Troutman 48 of Slocomb, Alabama. The driver of the tractor trailer received minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
The Dothan Police Department would like to express our deepest condolences to the Troutman family and all parties involved.
The crash is being investigated by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.
On 08/14/2019 Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 400 block of S. College Street concluding a month long investigation into narcotics being sold on the south side of Dothan.
Vice Investigators recovered ice (methamphetamine), crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a stolen firearm, and US currency from the residence.
Investigators have arrested and charged 32 year old Donnie Rafeal Smith, of S. College Street, with Drug Trafficking (methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Receiving Stolen Property 4th degree.
Bonds have been set at a total of $169,000. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Aug. 5th 2019 Performance Machine Works, located in the 300 block of Southgate Rd. was a victim of an attempted burglary. The suspects were seen on video surveillance damaging the locks on the fronts doors in an attempt to gain entry into the business. When unsuccessful they went to the rear of the business and damaged the roll up doors before fleeing on foot.
On Aug. 6th 2019 the same two suspects went back to the business and were able to make entry at the rear of the building. Once inside the suspects stole five handguns from the business and damaged a glass case.
Patrol officers were able to identify a suspect in the burglary and made contact with them at Tanglewood Apartments on W. Inez Road. Investigators were called to the scene and a search warrant was conducted at the home of the suspects.
During the search warrant all five handguns were recovered as well as clothing that was worn during the burglary.
Dothan Police arrested 18 year old Jamir Yasin Baxter of Dothan and charged him with one count of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 3rd degree. He has a $10,000.00 bond.
Dothan Police also arrested a juvenile for Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and the juvenile was placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center.
On July 28th, 2019, at about 8:35 PM, Dothan Police responded to a crash involving a passenger car and bicycle in the 2600 block of Flynn Road. When police arrived, it was determined the cyclist was travelling West on Flynn Road when it was struck from behind by the car. The car then left the scene. The cyclist received serious injuries during the crash.
The Dothan Police Department is requesting anyone with information, concerning this crash, please 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.
On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Dothan Police Officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the area of Murphy Mill Road for a traffic violation. The driver of the truck fled from officers pulling a utility trailer. The driver drove through the yard of a nearby residence causing damage to the residence and fence. The suspect ended up in a wooded area on Riveredge Parkway in Dothan, leaving the truck and trailer and set out into the woods on foot.
Officers searched the area with help from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Aviation Support Program, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, ALEA Investigators and Alabama State Troopers. During the search officers located several other pieces of stolen property from the Dothan area. Two more utility trailers and a lawn mower were discovered that had been stolen from a nearby church. In the bed of the truck were numerous stolen items from a recent burglary in Geneva County to include several firearms, televisions, tools, and electronics.
The suspect was not located until several hours later when a resident in the 200 block of Riveredge Parkway returned home and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under a bed in the home. Police responded to the residence to investigate. With the idea that this was the suspect from this morning a Police K9 was deployed into the hose after verbal warnings were given. After no response the K9 searched the residence and encountered the suspect in a bedroom and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the right bicep.
The suspect was identified as 44 year old white male Jason Dewayne Creel of Dothan. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the Police K9.
Once the suspect was in custody the resident noticed that their family dog, a mixed breed lab/bulldog, was missing from the home. The dog was located under the deck at the rear of the home. The dog had been stabbed by the suspect multiple times in the throat. The family dog, Buddy, did not survive this attack. Creel later admitted to police that the dog “came at him” so he stabbed him with his pocket knife.
Creel, wet and dirty from his time in the wooded area removed his clothes and hid them in a closet. He helped himself to food and drink from the refrigerator. Creel also logged into the family computer and watched pornography until he finally crawled under a bed and fell asleep until awoken by Dothan Police K9 Xander.
Jason Dewayne Creel is charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, one count of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Firearms. He is being held with no bond in this case.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.
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.