Robbery Update

Two arrests have been made in connection with the armed robbery and firearm assault that occurred at Larry’s Restaurant.

Investigators have arrested and charged 23 year old Joeron Earl Griffin, of Walnut Street, with Robbery 1st degree and Assault 1st degree. Bond has been set at $90,000.

Investigators have arrested and charged 26 year old Wyzell Bernard Franklin, of N. Herring Street, with Robbery 1st degree and Assault 1st degree. Bond has been set at $90,000.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional information will be released tomorrow. More arrests are expected.

Anyone with information is still urged to contact the Dothan Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

Theft Arrest

On 06/14/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 30 year old Calvin Ray Pitts, of D. Hodge Road Cottonwood, with Theft of Property 1st degree. This was in connection with a stolen car from the 3300 block of S. Oates Street that occurred on 06/10. Bond has been at $30,000.

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

Sodomy Arrest

On 06/14/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 22 year old Quentin Octavius Johnson, of Roberts Street, with Sodomy 2nd degree. Due to the sensitive nature of this case no other details can be released. Bond has been set at $30,000.

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

Assault Arrests

On 06/09/2017 Patrol Officers responded to the 200 block of Grandvilla Drive in reference to a loud noise complaint. They made contact with two individuals. Once determining that one of the individuals had given a false name the Officers attempted to arrest the individual. Both individuals began actively resisting and assaulted the Officers that were on the scene. After a brief struggle both individuals were taken into custody.

Investigators have arrested and charged 47 year old Stevie Springfield, of Third Avenue, with 2 counts of Assault 2nd and Using a False Identity to Obstruct Justice.

Investigators have arrested and charged 19 year old Haley Anderson, of Bracewell Avenue, with one count of Assault 2nd.

Bond will be set at a later time. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Theft Arrest

On 06/01/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 40 year old Brandy Sims Miles, of Woodleigh Road, with Theft of Property 1st degree. Bond has been set at $5,000.

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

Burglary Arrest

On 06/01/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 25 year old Hamilton Chase Baldwin for Burglary 3rd degree. This is in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the 600 block of Trawick Road. Bond has been set at $15,000.

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

Theft Arrest

On 05/31/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 31 year old Christina Elaine Collins, of Redwing Road Ashford, with Theft of Property 3rd degree. This stemmed from a theft of a business in the 3300 block of South Oates Street. Bond has been set at $1,000.

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

Domestic Strangulation Arrest

On 05/30/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 39 year old Michael Ray Smith, of Grandvilla Drive, with Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation. Bond has been set at $30,000.

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

Wiregrass Park Homicide Update

On Tuesday May 23, 2017 following the homicide at Wiregrass Park Investigators immediately started working with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department.

On Wednesday May 24 Dothan PD Investigators travelled to Bay County and began conducting interviews and following leads in an attempt to locate the shooter and everyone that was involved. They worked throughout the night.

From information gained the previous day, on Thursday May 25 Dothan PD Investigators obtained a warrant on 16 year old Ashanti T. Williams, from Parker Drive Panama City, for his involvement in the murder. Williams is charged as an adult.

On Friday May 26 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Officers with the Panama City Police Department located and stopped the vehicle that was driven when the murder occurred. The 15 year old male wanted for the murder, Williams, and an additional 16 year old male were inside the vehicle. The three occupants were taken into custody and transported to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators from Dothan PD, who were still in Bay County, assisted Bay County Investigators in interviewing all three individuals.

The 15 year old male and Williams were arrested on Fugitive from Justice Warrants and are awaiting extradition back to Dothan for the murder. Bay County Sheriff’s Office has charged the other 16 year old male with Accessory after the Fact (Murder) and Grand Theft Auto.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank Sheriff T. Ford and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office as well as Chief Scott Ervin and the Panama City Florida Police Department for their assistance in bringing this case to a close.