Robbery Arrest

On 07/01/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 22 year old Jessie Terrell Starks, of Hwy 130 Louisville Al, with Robbery 1st degree and Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle. This occurred in the 2000 block of Reeves Street.

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

Impersonating Police Arrest

On 06/30/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 27 year old Jamonte Jamarvlous Lightfoot, of Chandler Street, with Impersonating a Peace Officer. This stems from an incident where Lightfoot portrayed himself in a law enforcement capacity. Bond has been set at $15,000.

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

Arson Arrest

Earlier this morning Dothan Fire Department and Dothan Police Department responded to a commercial building fire at 3056 Ross Clark Circle. The fire was extinguished by the fire department.

PD Investigators and the Dothan Fire Marshall’s Office began investigating the fire. It was determined that the business had been burglarized prior to the fire being set.

Investigators have arrested and charged 27 year old Sergio Williams, of Friar Street Midland City, with Burglary 3rd degree and Arson 2nd degree. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

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

Vehicle versus Pedestrian Press Release

On July 2nd at approximately 8 pm, Dothan Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 2900 block of Ross Clark Circle.  During the investigation, it was discovered that a 2017 Chevy Camaro was travelling south bound on Ross Clark Circle.  The pedestrian was on the west side of Ross Clark Circle and began crossing the highway.  The pedestrian crossed into the path of the Camaro and was struck.  The pedestrian was transported to Flowers Hospital in critical condition.  The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.  On July 3rd, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  The pedestrian has been identified as 50 year old Jerry Allen Strickland of Panama City Beach, Florida.

The crash is still being investigated by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.

Trafficking in Stolen Identities Arrest

Investigators executed a search warrant yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Radford Circle in reference to an Identity Theft investigation that began in May.

Investigators have arrested and charged 40 year old Malika Shanta Oliver, of Radford Circle, with Trafficking in Stolen Identities.

The investigation, which is in its early stages, has revealed that Oliver was working with a company by the name of MedAssist which specializes in assisting medical patients with insurance eligibility. MedAssist had a contract with the Southeast Alabama Medical Center until January 2017. As part of her employment, Oliver had access to a large volume of patient demographics. Investigators have recovered evidence that Oliver was illegally using patient information to open multiple lines of credit.

At this time we have identified multiple victims from the evidence recovered. Every person that we know has been compromised will be contacted by an Investigator. Anyone that believes they may be a victim of this data breach is strongly encouraged to obtain a credit report to ensure their information has not been used.

The Southeast Alabama Medical Center is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Oliver will be transferred to the Houston County Jail and bond will be set at a later today.

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


Child Abuse Arrest

On 06/27/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 33 year old Chiron Danile Strain, of Willie Varnum Road, with Torture, Willful Abuse of a Child under 18 years of Age. Due to the sensitive nature of this case no other details can be released.

Bond has been set at $250,000. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


On 06/26/2017 Officers responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the 3300 block of South Oates Street. The victim’s car was taken in the commission of the robbery. Units immediately began searching for the stolen vehicle.

Yesterday afternoon Investigators identified the suspect as 44 year old Roger Dale Hall, of N. Oates Street. Investigators obtained a warrant for Robbery 1st degree and began actively searching for him. Hall is also wanted on escape related charges from the Houston County Community Corrections.

Last night the stolen vehicle was involved in a single vehicle accident in the Fadette Community. A white male matching Hall’s description was seen fleeing into the woods following the accident. Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Slocomb PD, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Dale County Sheriff’s Office, and Dothan PD Officers searched the wooded area with assistance from the Dale County Aviation Unit. The subject was not located.

Investigators recovered the stolen vehicle and it will be processed today by Dothan PD.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hall is urged to contact your nearest law enforcement agency or CrimeStoppers where your identity will be protected.

Burglary Arrests

On 06/26/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 21 year old Shaquon Akille Ledbetter, of Tyson Road Clayton, and 20 year old Christopher Marquist Denkins, of Springview Dr. Columbia, with Burglary 3rd degree. This was in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the 200 block of Mona Drive. Bond has been set at $2,500.

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

Domestic Violence Arrest

On 06/26/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 27 year old Kayla Deandra Singletary, of Vassar Street, with Domestic Violence 2nd degree. Bond has been set at $10,000.

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

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