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.

Faine Elementary donates to the Foundation

Faine Elementary Pre-K students have spent their school year learning about community and service. This year the school raised funds during a “Super Hero Fun Run.” The proceeds raised by the Pre-K students were donated to the Dothan Police Foundation today. Torren Edwards, a Pre-K student, presented the check to Chief Parrish this morning. “The DPD has continually supported our classroom through the years, and this is a small token of our appreciation,” says Tiffany Smith: Lead Pre-K Teacher.

 

On behalf of the Dothan Police Department and its Foundation, we say “Thank You” and have a great summer.

Firearm Assault Update

On 05/23/2017 at 9:14 p.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to a “shots fired” call in the area of S, St. Andrews Street and E. Selma Street. While Officers were responding the call was changed to “motor vehicle accident” with injuries in the 700 block of E. Selma Street. The arriving Officers discovered the driver of the vehicle at the scene was suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound and had been in a traffic collision.

The victim of the shooting was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery. He remains at the hospital.

Investigators have learned that this was a result of an altercation between two separate groups in three or more cars. The 700 block of E. Selma Street was closed for several hours as Criminal Investigators, Crime Scene Technicians, and Traffic Homicide Units processed the scene and collected evidence.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this case is urged not to take matters into their own hands and to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000.

Homicide Update

On 05/23/2017 at 6:14 p.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to a firearm assault in the 600 block of Sixth Avenue. Officers arrived on scene at 6:17 p.m. and immediately began gathering information. The victim had been shot in the upper torso. Dothan Fire Department arrived on scene at 6:17 p.m. and immediately began administering aid to the gunshot victim.

 Officers learned that an altercation had occurred between several individuals in the area and led up to multiple shots being fired by the suspect.

 The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the assault. The victim has been identified as 19 year old Kendarius Dewayne Martin, of Stadium Street.

Investigators worked through the night processing the crime scene and conducting multiple interviews and the investigation continues today.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000.

 

Bank Robbery Arrest

On 05/23/2017 at 2:14 p.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Branch located at 112 W. Cottonwood Road. One suspect entered the business and demanded currency then fled the scene in a vehicle. Units quickly arrived on scene began gathering information.

Thanks to witness information gathered at the scene a description of the vehicle was broadcast to all responding units. The suspect vehicle was observed near the intersection of Main and Oates Street by an officer. The vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of N. Bell Street and the passenger fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit the suspect was taken into custody. The driver was taken into custody by other responding units.

Investigators have arrested and charged 51 year old James White, of Roberts Street, with Robbery 1st degree.

Investigators have arrested and charged 69 year old, James Edward Mathis, of Fountain Street, with Robbery 1st degree.

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

Theft Arrest

On 05/21/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 24 year old Crystal Denise Anderson, of N. Range Street, with Theft of Property 1st degree. Bond has been set at $30,000.

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