Dothan Man Charged with Assault

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 800 block of Bayshore Avenue to the report of an edge weapon assault. Officers arrived and found the victim suffering from cut wounds on the arm and side area. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The suspect, Amos Leonard Sanders, 52 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Assault Second Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Amos Leonard Sanders – Assault Second Degree

 

Dothan Man Charged with Rape

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to the report of a sexual allegation in the 2800 block of Fortner Street. Officers spoke to the adult victim as well as the alleged suspect, Adrian Antwan Jett. After conducting a thorough investigation, it was believed Jett had engaged in sexual contact with the victim without the victim’s consent.

Adrian Antwan Jett, 40 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Rape First Degree. His bond was set at $10,000.00.

Adrian Antwan Jett – Rape First Degree

R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense Course

The Dothan Police Department will host the final R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense course of 2022 on November 12th and 19th at the Wiregrass Public Safety Center from 9:00am-4:00pm each day.  There will be a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm.  To register, email speters@dothan.org with your name, age and phone number.

 

Couple Arrested for Chemical Endangerment of Children

On Thursday, 10/6/2022, Dothan Police Officers were made aware of possible illegal dug activity at a residence in the 1200 block of Southland Drive. Officers and investigators went to that residence where they detected a strong odor marijuana inside the residence. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence which led to the discovery of dug activity inside the residence. Two adults and five children reside at the residence.

As a result, Durcelle Alfonza Beasley, 31 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana Second Degree, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and five counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child. His bond was set at $15,300.00.

Sara Louise Hawkins, 36 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana Second Degree, and five counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child. Her bond was set at $12,500.00.

Dothan Man Charged with Rape

On Tuesday, 10/4/2022, Dothan Police Department began investigating a rape allegation that occurred in the 1000 block of Cabot Street. As a result of the investigation, Investigators developed sufficient evidence to charge Albert Smith III with Rape First Degree. Smith is alleged to have forced sexual contact with the victim without the victim’s consent.

Albert Smith III, 71 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Rape First Degree. His bond has been set at $60,000.00.

Albert Smith III – Rape First Degree

Man Charged with Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, and Pistol with no Permit

On Monday, 10/3/2022, at approximately 7:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 2100 Block of Montgomery Highway to a male threatening a female with a gun. Officers contacted the female victim who gave details of what had occurred. An argument took place between the suspect and victim and the suspect began threatening the victim with a gun, held her against her will, and forced her to comply with his orders.

The suspect, Quinderris Bernard Grigley, 22 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping Second Degree, Domestic Violence Third Degree, and Possession of a Concealed Pistol without a permit. His bond has been set at $36,500.00.

Quinderris Bernard Grigley – Kidnapping Second Degree, Domestic Violence Third Degree, and Possession of a Concealed Pistol without a permit

UPDATED: Two Suspects Caught for Diamond Theft

On Monday 10/3/2022, at approximately 2:15 PM, a white male suspect entered a Jewelry Store inside Wiregrass Commons Mall posing as a potential customer. While looking at several pieces of diamond jewelry the clerk was showing him from the display case, the suspect snatched several pieces of the jewelry and ran out of the store. The suspect entered a black vehicle with dark tinted windows and the vehicle fled. Information was obtained during the investigation that made officers think the suspect and vehicle could possibly be from another state west of Alabama. This information was disseminated to all surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Several hours later, an alert deputy in Baldwin County, Alabama was looking for a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description while working on Interstate 10. The deputy stopped a vehicle that was later determined to be the suspect vehicle from Dothan, AL. The vehicle was occupied by two individuals: Colby Allen Ladnier, and Alberto Esquivel II, both of Houston, TX. A probable cause search of the vehicle led to the recovery of evidence related to the crime that occurred in Dothan earlier in the day. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department had charges related to their encounter. Dothan Police Department will be obtaining warrants for both individuals for Theft of Property First Degree. It is unknown when Ladnier and Esquivel will be transferred to Dothan to be formally charged.

Four Suspects Charged with Robbery of Business

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to a strong-arm robbery in the 3000 block of Montgomery Highway. It was determined four individuals became belligerent with the employees of the establishment and began destroying property inside. During their rampage, one of the suspects commented they were going to rob them. Another suspect used a cell phone and videoed the incident. While walking on the countertop of the business, one suspect reached down and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.

The identity of all four suspects was learned and warrants were obtained for each of them. As of 10/3/2022, all four suspects have been arrested and charged with Robbery Second Degree. The suspects have been identified as: Chelsea Ingram, 21 years old of Dothan, AL; Ja’mya Mykia Brown, 22 years old of Geneva, AL; Nyesha Charna-Janay Brooks, 18 years old of Dothan, AL; and Kejuan Lydarion Stoudemire, 19 years old of Ashford, AL. Each of them has a bond of $30,000.00.

Fugitive Arrested for Murder and Female Charged with Hindering Prosecution

In July of 2022, the Dothan Police Department and the Holmes County, FL Sheriff’s Department worked together on a two-state double murder. During that investigation, several arrests were made, and two individuals were still outstanding and wanted for Capital Murder. The two individuals were Devante Laquae Williams, and MacAuthur Mike Hawkins.

On Tuesday, 10/4/2022, during the early morning hours, the U.S. Marshals, assisted by the Dothan Police Department, responded to a residence in the 700 block of Third Avenue in Dothan. During their search, Davante Laquae Williams, 32 years old of Dothan, was taken into custody. He was charged with Capital Murder, Kidnapping First Degree, and Abuse of a Corpse.  He has no bond.

At the same time, Cherral Willis, 33 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Hindering Prosecution First Degree for assisting Williams with avoiding apprehension. Her bond was set at $15,000.00.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of MacAuthur Mike Hawkins, you are asked to call 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.

WANTED: MacAuthur Mike Hawkins – Capital Murder, Kidnapping First Degree, and Abuse of a Corpse

Man Steals Diamonds

On Monday 10/3/2022, at approximately 2:15 PM, a white male suspect entered a Jewelry Store inside Wiregrass Commons Mall posing as a potential customer. While looking at several pieces of diamond jewelry the clerk was showing him from the display case, the suspect snatched several pieces of the jewelry and ran out of the store. The suspect entered a black SUV or Hybrid vehicle with dark tinted windows and a paper tag then drove away.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

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