Narcotics Arrest

On Monday 10/15/2107 Vice Investigators arrested and charged 25 year old Stephen James Frank, of Saddlewood Trail, with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Pistol by a Violent Felon, Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Vice Investigators made contact with Frank in the 2100 block of Ross Clark Circle in a parking lot. Investigators recovered five hundred and eighty six Alprazolam (Xanax) pills, a handgun, and two grams of marijuana.

Bond has been set at $20,000. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilt y in a court of law.

Joint Investigation Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrests

The Dothan Police Department and Houston County Sheriff’s Office Vice Units have been working a joint investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics for the past two weeks.

On Friday night Vice Investigators from both agencies along with Houston County Deputies attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle as it approached his residence in Columbia. After a short vehicle pursuit the vehicle struck a tree and two subjects ran from the vehicle. One subject was apprehended by a Sheriff’s Office K9 and the other was apprehended by Vice Investigators shortly after they fled. Evidence was recovered from the location of the pursuit.

Investigators executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Campbell Street Columbia. Combined from both locations Investigators seized 2.6 pounds of methamphetamine (Ice), 1200 Xanax pills, Steroids, Marijuana, 3 firearms, and approximately fifty one thousand cash.

Investigators have arrested and charged 32 year old Patrick Whitehead, of Woodbury Dr. Dothan, with two counts of Drug Trafficking.

Investigators have arrested and charged 38 year old Joshua Brady, of Campbell St. Columbia, with two counts of Drug Trafficking.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Arrests

On 10/05/2017 Vice Investigators concluded an investigation into narcotics being sold in the 1400 block of Greenwood Drive following concerns of community members. Investigators recovered a half pound of high grade marijuana.

Investigators have arrested and charged 26 year old Desmond Tyron Patterson, 1000 block Barfield Road Cowarts, with possession of Marijuana 1st degree after narcotics was found in his vehicle.

Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Brandon Daryl Grooms, 1400 block of Greenwood Drive, with possession of Marijuana 2nd degree after narcotics was found in his residence.

All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank our community members who are as dedicated as we are in keeping all of our neighborhoods safe and free of crime.

Vehicle versus Pedestrian Press Release

 

On October 2nd at approximately 7:05 pm, Dothan Police responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 2700 block of S. Oates Street. The preliminary investigation indicates a 2010 BMW was travelling southbound on S. Oates Street when the pedestrian, a 37 year old African American female, was struck. The pedestrian was transported to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where she is in critical condition.

UPDATE:

The pedestrian from the crash has passed away from her injuries.  She has been identified as 37 year old Lovette Jefferson, of Dothan, Alabama.  The crash is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Department Crash Team.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jefferson family during this difficult time.

 

 

 

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

On 09/27/2017 Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Thunderbird Drive concluding a month long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in and around the south side of Dothan. Investigators seized five pounds of synthetic marijuana and currency as part of this investigation.

Investigators have arrested and charged 36 year old Arthur David Adams, of the 500 block of Thunderbird Drive, with Drug Trafficking (synthetic marijuana). Bond has been set at $750,000.

The investigation is ongoing. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Capital Murder Arrest Made in McKay Street Murder

On August 30th 2017, Investigators arrested Dejarvous Walker Glenn (21) for the murder of Marcell Arline, which occurred on August 23rd in the 800 block of McKay Street. At the time of the offense, Glenn was serving time in Houston County Community Corrections  for Discharging a Firearm Into an Occupied Building . Glenn has been booked into the Dothan City Jail on one count of Capital Murder and currently has no bond. This arrest is the result of hundreds of man hours involving dozens of statements and interviews. The case is still being investigated and there are indications that there may have been more people involved in the planning, carrying out and aftermath of the crime. As the investigation continues, more arrests are expected. We solicit anyone with information on this case to call the Dothan Police Department at (334) 615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at (334) 793-7000.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

Arrests Made in Robberies on West Main and Bay Springs

On August 29th, the Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Shell station in the 5800 block of West Main Street. As Investigators followed leads, information was developed leading to the identity of the suspect, Jonathan Chase German (28). As this information was being developed, the suspect committed another robbery in Houston County on West Main at Bay Springs. Investigators from both departments exchanged information and began an intensive search for the suspect. At approximately 2100 hours, the suspect was located on East Main Street in Dothan and taken to the Police Department for questioning. After questioning, it was determined that German’s girlfriend, Erica Conard (28) was an accomplice in the robbery which occurred in Dothan. Both suspects were arrested for Robbery 1st Degree for the Dothan Robbery and German was charged by the Houston County Sheriffs Office with one count of Robbery 1st Degree in the Bay Springs robbery. Our thanks to the Houston County Sheriffs Office for their assistance in this case.

At this time, bonds have not been set.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Firearm Assault Lands Shooter in Jail

On 8/24/2017, Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of North Range. Upon arrival, Officers found evidence of a firearm assault and later found the victim at SAMC with a gunshot wound to his thigh. The suspect, Sonny Atavia Flowers (22) was located and interviewed before being arrested on the charge of Assault 1st Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Sonny Atavia Flowers – Assault I

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Shots Fired into House Killing Occupant

On August 23rd 2017, Patrol responded to a shots fired call in the 800 block of McKay Street. Officers arrived to find numerous bullet holes in the front of the house and Marcell Arline Jr. (28) of New Jersey deceased inside the house. Investigators are currently pursuing leads and solicit anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Dothan Police Department 334-615-3000.
Community members wanting to assist anonymously can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line 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.

Assault at Club Imani Upgraded to Murder

UPDATE:  The victim from the assault at Club Imani on Monday has died as a result of his injury.  As a result, the charge against the suspect, Marcus Jamael Hill, has been upgraded from assault first degree to murder.  Hill in currently being held with no bond.

We are currently working a serious assault which occurred early this morning at Club Imani 512 N. Foster Street. The victim, Hehiheh Bara-Asah Hehiheh Yisrael (AKA Brandon Frasier) was assaulted in the front parking lot of the club. A person of interest in the case is currently being interviewed by Investigators. Updates will follow as available.

Suspect: Marcus Jamael Hill