In June of 2018 Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a complaint of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. The victim, 79 years old, reported that Kevin Saffold represented himself as a family member at a local dental office. Kevin Saffold and Anterica Danielle Mayfield obtained dental work after having the victim sign paperwork.
Between 03-20-2018 and 06-13-2018, Kevin Saffold and Anterica Danielle Mayfield accompanied the victim to Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry and posed as her nephew. Both received dental worked and charged it to the account of the victim without her knowledge of what was occurring. The victim stated that Saffold told her to sign a form to obtain a credit card. Kevin Saffold then charged to her account $5750.00 worth of dental procedures to her account.
On 06-13-2018. Anterica Danielle Mayfield went to Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry and charged on the account of the victim $2150.00 for dental work as well. The elderly victim didn’t know these charges were being filed on her account.
The victim discovered these charges after a credit history was performed and the charges were discovered. No payments have been made on the account by Kevin scaffold or Anterica Danielle Mayfield.
Kevin Saffold was arrested and charged with one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 1st degree with a $50,000.00 bond. Anterica Danielle Mayfield was arrested and charged with one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 2nd degree with a $15,000.00 bond. More charges are pending.
In June of 2018 Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a complaint of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. The victim, 79 years old, reported that Kevin Saffold represented himself as a paralegal and would help her build her credit to purchase a home.
On June 7th 2018 Saffold accompanied the victim to Dothan Kia and posed as her nephew while she purchased a 2016 Dodge Ram truck in the amount of $43,888.25. The victim stated that Saffold told her that the purchase would boost her credit score and he would make the payments on the vehicle.
On June 9th 2018 Saffold again accompanied the victim to Dothan Kia. He once again posed as her nephew and had her purchase a 2015 BMW X1 in the amount of $30,846.24. Saffold again told the victim that he would make the payments on the vehicle and this would assist her credit score to buy a home.
The victim reported that she began receiving phone calls from the two finance companies requesting payments for the vehicles that were in Saffold’s possession. No payments were made on either vehicle.
During the investigation into the Financial Exploitation of the Elderly police received another complaint of Saffold being in possession of a voided title to a vehicle. On July 24th 2018 Saffold entered Title Cash in the 2600 block of Montgomery Hwy. and pawned the title to a Lincoln car in the amount of $2,175.00. The title to the Lincoln car was previously pawned by Saffold at Loan Max on July 16th 2018 in the amount of $4,000.00. Mr. Saffold did not make payments on the title pawns for either of the businesses.
Kevin Saffold was arrested and charged with two counts of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 1st degree, one count of Theft by Deception 2nd degree and one count of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree. He has bonds totaling $85,000.00.
On Nov. 7th 2018 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the Shell Station located in the 2900 block of Hartford Highway.
Once on scene officers discovered that a black male wearing a blue or black hooded jacket, black pants, and a blue bandana over his face entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect had his hand in his pocket that led the clerk to believe he was armed with a weapon.
The clerk opened the register and gave the contents to him. The suspect then fled on foot from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Video evidence was collected from the scene.
Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On October 17th 2018 Dothan Police arrested 65 year old Kevin George Hebert and charged him with three counts of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 1st degree and one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 2nd degree. During the course of the investigation a search warrant was served on Hebert’s phone.
The search warrant revealed two images of child pornography. A second search warrant was obtained for the Hebert’s home located in the 100 block of Charlotte Ct., in Dothan. More electronic devices were recovered from the home and search warrants will be obtained for those devices as well.
Hebert was charged with two counts of Possession of Obscene Matter containing a visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts. Hebert has bonds totaling $30,000.00. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
On Tuesday 11/06/2018 Vice Investigators received information that an individual employed with Reithoffer Shows was selling narcotics around the fairgrounds.
Investigators stopped a car believed to be involved in the 3300 block of South Oates Street yesterday afternoon. During the course of that traffic stop narcotics were recovered from the vehicle to include cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.
Investigators then searched a travel trailer at the fairgrounds and recovered more narcotics to include marijuana, LSD, and more cocaine.
Investigators have arrested and charged 35 year old Joshua Fischer, of Rio Cuarto Street, Punta Gorda, Florida, with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana 1st degree. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On October 29th 2018 at approximately 10:00 P.M. Dothan Police performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Hartford Hwy. and Ross Clark Circle. The vehicle stopped matched the description of a vehicle that was suspected in several vehicle break-ins in Dothan and Houston County. The vehicle break-ins occurred from October 7th thru October 21st 2018.
Two of the occupants in the vehicle were identified as 19 year old Makayela Ruth Smith of Dothan and 21 Year old Joshua Patrick Yance of Dothan. During the stop officers discovered evidence from some of the vehicle break-ins in Houston County and Dothan City limits. As a result of the traffic stop Makayela Ruth Smith was arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has a bond amount of $10,000.00. Joshua Patrick Yance was also arrested and Charged with four counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has a bond amount of $10,000.00.
This case is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff’s Department. More charges are pending.
The Dothan Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating Dothan resident W/M Carlton Ott. Mr. Ott is a severe dementia patient. Mr. Ott was last seen at his residence 0900 hours this morning. He is occupying a white 2014 Nissan Frontier truck, four door, with a black bed cover.
If anyone has seen this vehicle or sees this vehicle please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or your local law enforcement agency.
On 10/24/2018, Dothan Police responded to a residence on East Wayne Road for a report of a car burglary. Dothan Police officers and K-9 units were conducting a K9 track on East Saunders Road. During the search, a vehicle operated by Hiram Tox Pop approached from the rear at a high rate of speed almost striking the officers.
Officers were able to stop the vehicle at the entrance to Coggins Trailer Park. Hiram Tox Pop was arrested and charged with three counts of Attempted Assault 1st degree. He has bonds totaling $45,000.00. Additional charges may be filed at a later date.
As of October 12 there are still many areas in town that have lines down and poles destroyed. Please be patient with our utility crews and give them room to work. When travelling, plan alternate routes as some roads are still closed due to lines and trees. Also, please do not cross or drive over/under downed power lines. You do not know if they are energized and it only takes an instant to cause injury or death.
This is going to be a big day for Dothan Utilities and Public Works-We are mobilizing major tree clearing crew efforts in Garden District along Choctaw Substation Circuits. Stay away from these crews-important! We have a very large workforce throughout City and Working to restore power to feeders-stay away from these crews-important!
Monument Sub-Assessed areas for scheduling of work in this area on Adams, College, N. St Andrews, Lena, Montana, Chickasaw, and Range (two circuits)-working small areas now.
Haven Sub-Continue work tomorrow on Selma St., 6th Ave., 3rd, and S. Alice St. Crew to complete and then move to Monument Sub next.
Hodgesville Sub-Working Circleview and South of Wayne Rd. Will work Cloverdale next.
Choctaw-Continue work on RCC main lines (08-25, 08-26, and 08-27). Working everything outside Circle and along Westgate areas now. Major tree removal efforts underway inside circle today. We enable power restoration access and work. There is major damage and access issues-this are will take a lot of time.
West Carroll Sub-Working S. Park and Taylor Road areas and then will move to Stonebridge next (major damage in Stonebridge area).
Flynn Sub-Tree Crew working on trees on lines-431, North of Westgate.
Miscellaneous Small Areas-Work is planned throughout City on miscellaneous areas.
Due to the expected severity of Hurricane Michael, the City of Dothan has established a mandatory curfew beginning at 12:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Residents are asked to refrain from travel on roadways during this time and to remain sheltered in place until the storm leaves the area. This curfew is intended to both to protect resident’s personal safety but also to prevent theft and crime especially in the aftermath of the storm.