On behalf of The Dothan Police Department, Chief Parrish is excited to announce a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®), will arrive March 19, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Dothan Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.
Verification by the team that Dothan Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation, a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.
As a part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on March 20, 2018 at 5 PM. The public information session will be held in the Municipal Courtroom at 210 N. St. Andrews Street in the Kater Williams Justice Building.
On March 14th the Dothan Police Department executed seven search warrants throughout the City in connection with the recent robberies that occurred March 9th through March 12th. Five Search Warrants were executed in the early morning hours. These search warrants were served at the following locations:
700 block of Chinook St.
800 block of Whiddon St.
100 block of Kohler Ct.
100 block of Naomi Dr.
600 block of Wheat Street
As the investigation continued throughout the day two additional search warrants were served in the:
400 block of Mona Dr.
200 block of Ruth St.
During these search warrants evidence was recovered that linked several individuals to the robberies as well as other crimes. Arrests have been made of the following individuals:
Quantaviaius Stoddart, 18 years old, of the 2200 block of Westgate Pkwy, with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree (Kangaroo & Chevron)
Jai’Quarius Vachaughn Gilbert, 17 years old, of the 200 block of Ruth St, Dothan with three counts of Robbery 1st and one count of Drug Trafficking (Kangaroo, Dollar General, and Chevron)
Christopher Lamar Watford, 17 years old, of the 400 block of Ussery St, Dothan with one count of Robbery 1st Degree (Chevron)
Jordan Eugene Broxton, 18 years old, of the 1000 block of N. Bell St., Dothan with one count of Robbery 1st Degree (Chevron)
Daikishe Eunique Stoddart, 21 years old, of the 800 block of Wilder Ave, Dothan with one count of Robbery 1st Degree (Chevron)
Mandarius Trevez Phillips, 18 years old, of the 100 block of Naomi Dr., Dothan with one count of Robbery 1st Degree (Dollar General)
Jacques Roberts, 17 years old, of the 700 block of Chinook St., Dothan with one count of Robbery 1st Degree (Dollar General)
The investigation into the Robberies is ongoing and more arrests are possible. All seventeen year olds charged are charged as adults. Bonds of $250,000 have been requested on each Robbery charge and $60,000 on the Drug Trafficking charge. All subjects are currently in the Dothan City Jail and will be transferred to Houston County Jail today.
On March 12th at approximately 11:40 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Hobo Pantry in the 2400 block of Reeves Street. An employee stated that three black males entered the business, armed with firearms, and demanded cash from the register. The employee opened the register and the suspects were able to obtain approximately $150.00 in cash and flee the scene on foot.
The suspects were described as three black males, one wearing a black backpack, black sweatshirt, and black running pants with red stripes and black shoes. Another suspect was described as wearing a black sweatshirt, camouflage pants, black shoes. The third suspect was wearing a grey pullover sweatshirt, black pants, and red shoes. The third suspect also had shoulder length dreds.
Dothan Police request that anyone with information regarding this crime call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On March 11th at approximately 7:50 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Dollar General in the 1000 block of Montgomery Highway. Once on scene officers discovered that two black males entered the business armed with handguns and demanded money from the employee.
The employee was able to escape from the scene and no injuries were reported. The suspects fled the scene on foot and were last seen running towards the rear of the store. No money or property was obtained during the robbery.
One of the suspects was described as being approximately 6’0″ tall and 180 lbs., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a camouflage bandana covering his face. The other suspect was described as being approximately 5’7″ tall and 140 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a black backpack with white stripes, and a silver bandana covering his face.
This investigation is ongoing and the Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information pertaining to the robbery call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On March 9th at approximately 11 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Kangaroo Convenience Store in the 300 block of Ross Clark Circle. Once on scene they discovered that three black males entered the business with bandanna’s covering their faces. All three subjects were armed with handguns. They demanded money from the employee and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. All three suspects were described as black males wearing black hoodies and black pants.
During the same time as the store robbery, three black males wearing blue hoodies and blue jeans approached a customer at the gas pumps armed with handguns. The suspects demanded that the customer empty his pockets. They escaped on foot with a cell phone, wallet, and a pack of cigarettes.
There were no injuries during the robberies and the robberies are still under investigation. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about these robberies to call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On March 9th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Phillip Erin Burns of Sweetwater Drive, Dothan and charged him with School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years.
Investigators were notified by Dothan City Schools of the allegations against Burns, an employee at Girard Middle School and Northview High School. The investigation revealed that Burns engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with a student on a social media messaging app.
Burns was subsequently arrested and a bond amount of $6,000.00 was set.