Suspects Charged with Pawn Shop Burglary

During the late-night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business. Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.

The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) began an immediate investigation. With the help of the community, we began following leads that have now led to the arrest of three individuals thus far, and one additional suspect is still being sought.

The investigation has led to the recovery of only a small portion of the stolen firearms, and the recovery of the stolen vehicle used in the burglary.

Antonio Vanquise Streeter, 33 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Conspiracy to commit Burglary Third Degree.

Freshawn Dejon Butler, 25 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.

Richard Alexander Wilson Jr., 26 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.

Still being sought is Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. If anyone knows the whereabout of Byrd, they are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more charges are possible.

 

Swear-in, Promotion and Awards Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2022

9:00 A.M.

DOTHAN OPERA HOUSE

Chief William Benny will present police and civilian promotions. In addition, the newly hired police officers will be sworn in and annual awards will be presented for Life Saving, Medal of Merit, Officer of the Year, and Sworn Supervisor of the Year.

Traffic Fatality at Ross Clark Circle and Haven Drive

On August 15, 2022, at approximately 8:00 am the Dothan Police were dispatched to serious wreck at Ross Clark Circle and Haven Dr.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver is a white male, Foy Wambles, 79 years of age.

The vehicles involved were an older model Dodge pickup truck and a newer model Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer. The driver of the older model pickup was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dothan Fire Department.  This is an ongoing investigation by the Dothan Police Crash Team.

The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Wambles  family.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

Multiple Firearms Stolen from Local Business

During the late night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business.  Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.

The Dothan Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in this incident. If you have any information you think may be related to this incident you are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.  If you wish 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.  A reward may be offered for information that leads to the apprehension of the suspects involved in this incident.

Dothan Man Charged with Second Degree Rape

On 8/8/2022, the Dothan Police Department was notified of a sexual allegation involving a juvenile victim.  On 8/10/2022, as a result of the investigation, investigators arrested Marcus Anthony Grier, 40 years old of Dothan, and charged him with one count of Rape Second Degree.  He currently has no bond.  This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected.

Marcus Anthony Grier – Rape Second
Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Armed Robbery

On 8/4/2022, a physical altercation took place between a victim and two suspects over property in the 200 block of Fortner Street.  During the physical altercation, one suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim in the arm.  The victim underwent surgery for the non-life threatening injury and is expected to make a full recovery.  One suspect, Kevone Devontay Smith, 21 years old of Dothan, has been arrested and charged with one count of Robbery First Degree.  His bond was set at $60,000.00.

Kevone Devontay Smith – Robbery First Degree

Second Suspect Arrested and Additional Suspects Wanted in the Two-State Double Murder

On 7/28/2022, the Dothan Police Department and the Holmes County, Florida Sheriff’s Department began a joint investigation into a double murder. The investigation led to the discovery of two bodies buried on Long Round Bay Road in Holmes County, Florida. The bodies are believed to be those of Damien Bell and Shauna Terry, who were listed as missing persons from Dothan, Alabama on 7/11/2022.

On 7/28/2022, Sheena Thurman was arrested by the Dothan Police Department and charged with one count of murder. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Dothan Police Department has now charged David Allen Bastian, 37 years old of Port Saint Lucie, Florida with one count of Capital Murder, one count of Kidnapping First Degree, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

The Dothan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals are currently attempting to locate Joshua Deavours Parks, 36 years old of Dothan; Devante Laquae Williams, 32 years old of Dothan; and MacAuthur Mike Hawkins, 31 years old of Dothan. Parks, Williams, and Hawkins are wanted for one count of Capital Murder, one count of Kidnapping First Degree, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

We are asking the public if you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. A reward may be offered for information that leads to the capture of these individuals. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

 

 

Joint Investigation Into a Double Murder

On 7/11/2022 the Dothan Police Department received a report about two missing persons, Shauna Terry, and her boyfriend, Damien Bell. It was reported by family members the two had not been seen or heard from since 7/8/2022. An investigation into their whereabouts was initiated. It was determined the pair left from the motel they were staying at on Montgomery Highway late in the afternoon on 7/8/2022. At the time they left, it appeared they left on their own free will. A “lookout” was issued for the two individuals along with the red SUV they were traveling in. Several days passed with no leads and no new information about their whereabouts.

On 7/28/2022 investigators received information that led authorities to Long Round Bay Road in Bonifay, FL. Sheriff John Tate and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the information and a joint investigation between the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department and the Dothan Police Department began. Information led authorities to believe one or more bodies were buried on the property on Long Round Bay Road. Holmes County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at that location. Cadaver dogs were brought in and indicated to the presence human remains. Excavation began at the location the dogs indicated. The bodies of two individuals were located during the excavation. It is believed the remains may possibly be those of Shauna Terry and Damien Bell, however that cannot be confirmed until forensic testing is completed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Dothan Police Department also executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Dutch Street in Dothan, AL and processed this location for evidence related to this incident.

Even though the investigation is in its early stage, it is believed one individual may have been murdered in Dothan, AL and the other individual may have been murdered at the Long Round Bay Road location in Bonifay, FL. Persons of interest have been developed and are currently being sought. Thus far one individual, Sheena Marie Thurman, 35 years old of Bonifay, FL, has been charged with one count of Murder in Dothan, AL and one count of Open Murder in Holmes County, FL.

Sheena Marie Thurman – Murder

Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes

On 7/27/2022, as a result of an ongoing investigation, Timothy David Lloyd, 35 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with 31 counts of Sexual Abuse First Degree, and 25 counts of Sodomy First Degree.  His bond was set at $1.965 Million.

Due to the sensitive nature of this case, no further details will be released.

Timothy David Lloyd – Sexual Abuse First Degree X 31 and Sodomy First Degree X 25

 

Two Men Charged with Assault

On 7/25/2022, a male victim was assaulted in the 200 block of Headland Avenue. While the victim was having a conversation with an individual, two males approached him from behind and struck him on the head with an unknow object. When he fell to the ground, he was kicked multiple times by the suspects. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for a laceration to the head before being released.

Alexander Jamal Heard, 26 years old of Dothan, and Dominic Anthony Millette, 36 Years old of Dothan, were both arrested and charged with Assault Second Degree. Each one had a bond set at $15,000.00.

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