Are Golf Carts “Street Legal”? Find Out Right Here

The Dothan Police Department gets several calls about golf carts and other similar vehicles on the roadway every year.  The rules for these vehicles can be confusing for both those driving and those having to maneuver around them.  We have developed an information sheet to help our citizens out.  These items are what makes golf carts “street legal” or not.  This post is also available on the Dothan Police Department app.

Golf Cart and LSV information sheet-1

Mugshots of the Day 02/05/2024

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

Mark Faison – Possession of Marijuana 2nd
Devitt Christopher Stewart – Unlawful Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd
Jeffrey Tayion Summerlin – Possession of Marijuana 1st

Dothan Man Arrested for Sex Crimes

On 12/19/2023, Dothan Police Special Investigations Unit arrested Joshua Kelly Jackson (34) of Dothan for one count of Rape Second Degree and one count of Sexual Abuse Second Degree.  As the investigation progressed it was determined that additional charges were warranted.  Jackson was charged with committing four (4) counts of Incest and one (1) count of Production of Pornography with a minor.  Jackson has been booked into the Houston County Jail with no bond.

Due to the sensitive nature of this case, no other details will be released.

Joshua Kelly Jackson (34), One Count Production of Pornography with a Minor and four counts of Incest- No Bond

Robber Gets More Than Property After Victim Pulls Her Own Firearm

On January 27, 2024, Dothan Patrol Officers responded to the report of a robbery and shots fired in the 2900 block of Ross Clark Circle.  After interviewing the victim and witnesses, it was determined that the victim came into contact with the suspect, identified as Bre’Yaun Vickers.  Vickers approached the victim asking for help with his phone.  As the victim and Vickers were walking, Vickers pulled out a firearm and demanded the victim’s property.  Vickers forcefully snatched the victim’s purse off her shoulder.  The victim, a lawful gun owner, pulled her own firearm to defend herself.  The victim fired one round at the suspect but missed him.  Vickers dropped the purse and ran away.  Vickers was located by responding officers and was reaching for his pockets.  After being given commands by the officer, Vickers followed officer’s orders and was taken into custody.  Officers located what appeared to be a firearm near where Vickers was taken into custody.  The firearm turned out to be a bb gun.  Vickers was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree.

Bre’yaun Jasiyah Vickers (20), Robbery 1st Degree- $60,000 bond

Man Charged with Assault after Friday Night Stabbing

On January 26, 2024, Dothan Police responded to an assault call at a residence in the 1100 block of Victoria Avenue.  After arriving, it was determined that the victim was stabbed with an edged weapon twice during a physical altercation with the suspect.  The suspect was identified as Simeon Johnson, 34 of Dothan, who was located after leaving the scene.  According to witnesses, the incident started when Johnson was asked to leave the residence.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Johnson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree.

Simeon Lachez Johnson, Assault 2nd Degree- $2,500 bond

Dothan Man Charged with Escape After Arrest by Police

On January 26, 2024, patrol officers made contact with Jaquan Coring in the 200 block of West Main Street.  After a warrant check was performed, it was discovered that Coring had an outstanding felony warrant with a neighboring agency.  Coring was handcuffed and told he was under arrest.  After being handcuffed, Coring ran away, still handcuffed behind his back, trying to escape the scene.  After a short foot pursuit, Coring was recaptured by officers.  In addition to his felony warrant, Coring was charged with Escape 3rd degree and placed in the Houston County Jail.

Jaquan Raheem Coring (25), Escape 3rd Degree- $15,000 bond

Dothan Man Charged with 2020 Murder

On October 1, 2021, the Dothan Police Department responded to a firearm assault in the 700 block of Monroe Street. The victim, 22-year-old Imari Glanton, was deceased at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Since that night, investigators have diligently worked to bring the person responsible for Glanton’s death to justice. On January 23, 2024, investigators charged Ty’Shauwn Markise Bryant, 24 years old of Dothan, with the murder of Glanton. Bryant was already being held in the Houston County Jail after being charged with the murder of Christina Moore that occurred on September 6, 2020, on S. Lena Street in Dothan. Bryant went on the run after Moore’s murder until he was captured by the U.S. Marshals on November 30, 2021, in Newnan, GA. Bryant is still awaiting trial for Moore’s 2020 murder.

Ty’Shauwn Markise Bryant

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Accreditation Public Comment Portal

If you have comments regarding the Dothan Police Department’s CALEA accreditation and would like to provide information to CALEA, there is an Accreditation Public Comment Portal located at

The purpose of the public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, deliver of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purpose. Additionally, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenents of CALEA Accreditation.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

Additional Arrest for Christmas Eve Robbery

On Sunday, December 24, 2023, 20-year-old Freddie Allen Gilchrist Jr. of Dothan, along with two other suspects, 20-year-old Ty’Darian Dy’shon Jackson, and 20-year-old Detavian Tyqwan Durr of Dothan entered CVS Pharmacy in the 1900 block of E. Main Street. These individuals attempted an electronic transaction with the business which was unsuccessful. After the unsuccessful transaction at least one of the individuals demanded the employee give them money from the register. After being denied by the employee, the trio exited the business without incident. Jackson’s identity was learned by investigators, and he was subsequently arrested on December 27, 2023, and charged with one count of Robbery First Degree.

On January 17, 2024, Freddie Allen Gilchrist Jr. was charged with one count of Robbery First Degree for the incident at CVS.

Detavian Tyqwan Durr is wanted for one count of Robbery First Degree for the CVS incident. Durr is also wanted for one count of Assault Second Degree for an unrelated incident. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to call the Dothan Police at 615-3000.



Woman Charged with Making False Report to Law Enforcement

On January 9, 2024, Kelley Ginibera called the Dothan Police Department 911 center and reported a burglary in progress at her residence in the 100 block of Johnson Circle. When officers arrived, it was determined there was no burglary in progress and Ginibera had reported that in order to get officers to respond to her residence quicker due to her being scared of the bad weather.

Kelley Carole Giniebra, 39 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Making a False Report to Law Enforcement.

Kelly Carole Giniebra
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