On December 14th, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. patrol officers responded to an Robbery at the Fast Lane Convenience store in the 2100 block of Denton Road. A black male, with a mask covering his face, entered the business and demanded money from the register.
The suspect alluded to having a weapon on his person, but no weapon was shown. He fled from the business on foot with approximately $100.00 in cash and three packs of cigarettes.
With the use of a canine team, officers were led to LaVista Trailer Park where they were able to locate the suspect from the robbery. Asa Thomas Taylor, 27, of Denton Rd. was arrested and charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree. His bond has been set at $60,000.00.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
On December 13, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 1000 block of Summit Street. Officers located the victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation it was discovered that the victim was sitting in his car in the 1000 block of E. Lafayette St. when he was approached by two black males wearing hoodies and armed with a handgun. The suspects pointed the weapon at the victim and an altercation ensued. The victim was shot in the leg during the altercation. The suspects then took the victims clothes and cell phone along with $130.00 in cash and fled the scene.
Patrol officers located the vehicle on Montgomery Hwy. and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle was stopped at the Houston/Dale County line. The suspects then exited the vehicle and fled into a nearby field. A Dothan Police Canine Team was on scene and began tracking the suspects. One suspect was taken into custody without incident and the other suspect was apprehended by the canine and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Jamari Antwan Carlisle, 24, of Ozark AL and Javonte Devon Mark Carson, 19, of Ozark AL were arrested and charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Assault 1st Degree. No Bonds have been set at this time.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
On 12/12/2017 after posting that the Dothan Police Department was looking for Leroy Bryant on numerous charges, including drug trafficking, we received numerous tips from concerned citizens who are as dedicated as we are in keeping the community safe and crime free.
From the information received Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 2300 block of Denton Road. Leroy Bryant was taken into custody inside the residence and additional evidence was seized that is relevant to the investigation.
Investigators have seized approximately twenty one thousand dollars in U.S. Currency, numerous counterfeit bills, and a street value of approximately forty thousand dollars of narcotics in the course of this investigation.
Investigators have arrested and charged 42 year old Leroy Bryant, of Lanier Street, with Drug Trafficking (Analog), three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and thirteen counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree. His bonds total $645,000.
We would like to thank everyone that called with information that led to the arrest of Mr. Bryant. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 12/11/2017 Vice Investigators concluded a thirty day investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics. Vice Investigators along with CID Investigators executed two search warrants simultaneously in the 200 block of Lanier Street and the 1000 block of S. Bell Street.
Investigators recovered and seized approximately $16,000 in U.S. Currency, Manufactured Analog (Synthetic Marijuana), Analog Chemical, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Hydrocodone, and a firearm.
The Dothan Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in locating 42 year old Leroy Bryant, of Lanier Street. Bryant is wanted for Drug Trafficking (Analog), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Ecstasy), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), and Possession of a Short-barreled Shotgun.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. You can remain anonymous.
On the evening of December 5, 2017 SunSouth (John Deere) in Dothan was the victim of a theft. A large amount of lawn equipment, vehicles, and trailers were taken from the business.
During the investigation Dothan Police Investigators received information on the whereabouts of the property taken from the business. This information led Investigators to Lee County Alabama. Investigators recovered twelve zero turn lawn mowers, three trailers, and a SunSouth service truck that was returned to the business. The value of the property was estimated at $225,000.00.
Investigators have discovered persons of interest in the thefts, and the investigation is continuing. The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Opelika Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance and cooperation in the ongoing investigation.