On April 29, 2021, Criminal Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit and Forensic Services Unit began the investigation into the murder of Johnnie Settle in the 700 block of Alabama Avenue. In the evening hours of May 4, 2021, the suspect in the murder was taken into custody. Investigators were able to make contact with multiple witnesses who were able to identify the shooter. The suspect was identified as a 14 year old juvenile. The juvenile was charged with murder in juvenile court and placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center. Due to the age of the suspect, no other information about the juvenile will be released.
The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the many members of the community who came forward to assist us in bringing this case to a close. The relationship with the community is a valued relationship to the Dothan Police Department.
On April 29, 2021, Dothan Police responded to the 700 block of Alabama Avenue for a subject suffering from gunshot wounds. Before police and medics arrived on scene, the victim had been taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital. Despite medical intervention, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim has been identified as Johnnie Settles (27) of Dothan.
The Dothan Police Department is seeking help from the public to solve this crime. If anyone has any information about this crime, they should call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.
The Dothan Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Settles.
On April 28, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Scott Road for a medical call for service. When officers arrived on scene, they found a male victim in the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, Ricky Turner, was identified by family members and was pronounced dead on scene.
While officers and investigators were on scene, a subject arrived at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Trooper Post on Montgomery Highway with information about the crime. After a lengthy interview and investigation on scene, investigators had enough probable cause to charge the individual that showed at the Trooper Post with the crime. Dexter Elliott Marsh Jr. was charged with one count of Capital Murder. The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000 or the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215.
Dexter Marsh Jr (27) of Dothan- Charged with Capital Murder and is being held without bond.