Firearm Assault -Update Victim Found

Update: The kidnapping victim, Tanesha McLeod, has been located in Montgomery.  McLeod  has suffered a cut to the head and other minor injuries but she is ok.  The suspect is on the run in Montgomery and Montgomery PD is currently in a man-hunt around Taylor Rd and US 231.  More to follow.

The Dothan Police would like to thank The Montgomery Police Department, The Troy Police Department and The US Marshals for their assistance.

The Dothan Police responded to the 100 blk of Woods Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Once officers arrived, they found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest and in critical condition. Further investigation reveled that the suspect kicked the door in and shot the victim and kidnapped the victim’s girlfriend.  The suspect then fled the scene on a black KIA Rio with Alabama tag number 38HL126.

We are asking for the public’s assistance with help locating these persons or vehicle. If they are seen, call 911 and advise the location. Do not approach, the suspect is considered  armed and dangerous. If you have any other information on this call,  please contact the non-emergency number at 615-3000.


Woodham Road Murder Arrest Made

Investigators have arrested and charged 49 year old Marcus Hubbard, of Douglasville Georgia, with one count of Murder. This stems from the October 24, 2019 murder of 38 year old Rodney Caliste on Woodham Road. Hubbard was taken into custody leaving his residence in Douglasville Georgia. Investigators have spent most of this week working with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Investigators are still conducting search warrants in the Douglasville area. Hubbard will be transported to the Douglas County Jail where he will face narcotics charges related to the search warrants there.


The investigation is ongoing and additional arrest related to this case are possible. The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, Douglas County CID, and the Douglas County Swat team for their assistance in this case.

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


Police Make Arrest for Powell Street Murder

The Dothan Police  Department  has arrested Joseph Hall (34) of Dothan, for the murder of Andrew Jones that occurred in January of 2019. Police investigators have been working this murder tirelessly since January of last year.   Mr. Hall has been  in the investigator’s sights since the murder but they have not been able to crack the case.  Through the course of the investigation,  a big break occurred and allowed the pieces needed to get the arrest warrant and charge Mr. Hall.  Because of his past and information received, The Dothan Police were assisted by The US Marshals with searching two houses in the 800 blk of Linden.

Early this morning, the Dothan Special Response Team (SRT) and the US Marshals simultaneously hit two separate houses on Linden Street. Dothan SRT used multiple flash-bang grenades to clear the residence. Once inside the residence, multiple fire arms were recovered and several different types of narcotics. Crack-cocaine, marijuana, heroin and ecstasy pills. The US Marshals hit the other residence where Joseph Hall was asleep on the bed but was awoke by the US Marshals and taken into custody without incident.

There will be more charges that follow.

Mr. Hall is being held on no bond.

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


Robbery in Dothan Suspects Apprehended

The Dothan Police Department responded to the 1700 Montgomery Hwy,  in reference to an armed robbery in progress. Once officers arrived, they engaged in a foot pursuit and with the help of some bystanders two suspects were apprehended.

The Dothan Police Department have arrested Chance Wilson (21) of Summersville SC , and Chad Pinckney (18)  of Charleston, SC  and charged  both suspects with Robbery 1st Degree.

Both suspects are being held on no bond.

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


Juvenile Shot in Ankle in Drive-By Shooting

On 1/5/2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 4800 blk of Montgomery Hwy in reference to a person shot. When officers arrived, they were informed that an  SUV had came through the parking lot and opened fire on a group of juveniles.  One of the bullets struck a 15 year old in the ankle.  The juvenile was treated and released.

The Dothan Police Department takes this kind of act  very seriously and will be releasing more information in the near future.

If anyone has any information you are encouraged to contact the Dothan Police at 334-615-3000.

Marking on Cars and Sex-Trafficking

The Dothan Police Department is aware of the circling rumors that are on social media about marking on cars for sex-traffickers.  These rumors are just that, rumors. Most of the time traffickers are using computers or it is someone they already know or peer to peer. It is very rare for them to prey on a strangers. The Dothan Police have no cases of suspected sex  trafficking at this time.  The more the story circulates on social media, the more criminals and pranksters will try and to induce fear by marking other vehicles. The Dothan Police Department has made contact with the Alabama Fusion Center and their national experts on sex-trafficking called this an “urban legend.” The Dothan Police Department would have issued warnings if there was any merit to these claims.

Dothan Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Domestic Violence

The Dothan Police have arrested David Prokopchuk for kidnapping and domestic violence 1st degree . The Dothan Police received a call from the Southeast Health about a woman in the emergency room. When police arrived, they found that the victim had been held against her will for over 12 hours.  The victim had extensive physical bruises and broken bones. The victim was able to flee from the suspect  and made it to the emergency room.

The suspect, David Prokopchuk (32) is being held without  bond.

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


Two Dothan Men Arrested For Multiple Burglaries of Local Businesses

The Dothan Police have arrested two men in connection with numerous burglaries. Raymond Mathis (57) of Dothan, Alabama was charged with two counts of Burglary  and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.  He is being held at the Houston County Jail.

Joseph Mathis (51) of Dothan, Alabama was charged with ten counts of Burglary and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.  He is being held at the Houston County Jail.

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

Two Dothan Police Officers Bitten During Arrest

The Dothan Police were dispatched to 1300 blk of West Main for a disorderly/trespassing call. Once officers arrived, they began to struggle with Steven Lawrence (38) of Dothan. During the struggle, two Dothan Police Officers were bitten  and assaulted while trying  to take Lawrence into custody. Both officers received treatment and were released from  South East Health. Lawrence will be charged with 2 counts of Assault 2nd  and will be held on no bond.

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

Son Used Hatchet on Mother During Argument

The Dothan Police responded to the 1000 block of Woodlawn in reference to a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they found a victim with hatchet wounds on the head and arm.  The suspect is Brandon Holmes (26) the son of the victim.  After the assault, Holmes tried to steal a car but was apprehended by police.  Holmes  is being charged with Attempted Murder and Attempted Theft of Property 1st and is being held on no bond. The victim is being treated for serious but  non-life threating injuries.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.