Car Intentionally Driven into Crowd

On Monday, October 31, 2022, at approximately 8:40 PM, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 700 block of Tuskegee Street, Martin Homes, for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and began assessing the injuries to one victim on the ground. While tending to the victim, the surrounding crowd grew larger and became more and more disorderly causing the officers to divert their attention away from the victim. This victim was transported to Southeast Health for treatment of lower leg injuries from being struck by the suspect vehicle.

The scene also involved a suspect’s vehicle that had struck the front porch of an apartment and upon arrival was unoccupied. While the crowd was being disorderly, a female attempted to remove items from the suspect’s vehicle. After being told not to, the female charged at officers and was taken into custody. When this suspect was placed in a patrol car, she vandalized the rear of the patrol car causing damage before being pepper sprayed.

Two other victims had been transported to the hospital by personal vehicle prior to officers’ arrival. It was determined the female driver of the vehicle intentionally drove the vehicle into the crowd striking the three victims. One of the three victims was holding a 1-year-old child at the time she was struck. The 1-year-old child was unharmed in the incident.

While officers were assessing the scene, several shots were fired in the area causing more alarm and the crowd to become more disorderly.

Ariyan Tranice McCoy, 19 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Obstructing a Government Operation, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Mischief Third Degree.

This is an active investigation in which investigators are working diligently to determine the identity of the driver of the vehicle and the person or persons responsible for the gun shots being fired.

The injuries to all three victims that were struck by the vehicle appear to be minor at this time.

Ariyan Tranice McCoy – Obstructing a Government Operation, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Mischief Third Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Assault

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to Southeast Health to the report of an edge weapon assault. The victim stated she was visiting the suspect in the 500 block of North Herring Street when the suspect, Kenneth Phil Shoemake, began swinging a knife at her and cut her several times on the arm and back. The victim was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect, Kenneth Phil Shoemake, 64 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Assault Second Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Kenneth Phil Shoemake – Assault Second Degree

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.

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