On December 13, 2021, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a pedestrian strike in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle. The vehicle that was involved was traveling south bound on the Ross Clark Circle. Upon arrival of officers, it was determined that the pedestrian, Laura Lee Cook, 54, of Dothan, Alabama was deceased at the scene. The accident is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Traffic Division at this time.
The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Cook and to those involved in the accident.
On October 9, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators began a murder investigation into the death of Sincere Tyson that occurred on Blissett Drive. Investigators found that Tyson had suffered from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Investigators have been working tirelessly on this case since the date it occurred. On December 8, 2021, Investigators finally have enough evidence to announce charges on one individual involved in the crime.
Early in the investigation, Investigators identified the suspect, Solomon Cooper of Climax, GA, as a person of interest in this case. After many search warrants and subpoenas issued for various items, Investigators found enough evidence that implicates Cooper in the murder. Warrants were obtained for Cooper’s arrest and he currently incarcerated on unrelated charges in Georgia. Once those charges are addressed in Georgia, Cooper will be extradited to Dothan to face charges in this case.
Solomon Terrell Cooper (19) of Climax, GA is charged with one count of Capital Murder-Burglary. Once he is extradited to Alabama, Cooper will be held without bond. More charges are expected at a later date.
On October 28, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators obtained two warrants for the arrest of Ty’Shauwn Markise Bryant related to the murder of Christina Moore that occurred in September 2020. Investigators, with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Regional Violent Fugitive Task Force, have been following leads on the location of Bryant.
On November 30, 2021, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force received information on a location for Bryant in Georgia. Bryant was located in Newnan, GA by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and taken into custody without incident. Bryant will be extradited back to Dothan to face charges of Capital Murder and Shooting into Occupied Residence. When Bryant returns to Alabama, he will be held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
If anyone has information about other crimes Bryant may have been involved in, we encourage them to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3632. People with information who want to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the United States Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this case.
On November 23, 2021, Dothan Police Department Traffic Investigators responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 1500 block of Westgate Parkway. The crash, which involved two vehicles, resulted in the death of Jerry Hutto, of Enterprise, Alabama. The driver and occupants of the other involved vehicle received minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation at this time by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.
The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Enterprise (AL) Police Department in their assistance in this investigation.
The Dothan Police Department would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Jerry Dean Hutto.
On September 6, 2020, Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into the death of Christina Moore in the 700 block of South Lena Street. Although two suspects have already been charged in the case, Investigators continued their investigation into the details surrounding Moore’s murder.
On October 28, 2021, the investigation revealed a third suspect connected to Moore’s murder. The third suspect was identified as Ty’Shauwn Markise Bryant. The investigation led to warrants being obtained for Bryant. The Dothan Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Bryant. Bryant should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see Bryant, do not approach and contact the Dothan Police Department or your local authorities.
Ty’Shauwn Bryant (22) of Dothan has active warrants for two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Capital Murder related to the death of Moore.
On October 25, 2021 at about 3:24 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to a local restaurant in the 1800 block of East Main Street for a suspicious circumstance call. The officers, once on scene, determined the call to be an armed robbery of a business. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and in possession of a black handgun. The suspect left the area in a black passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. No money was taken.
A short time later at 4:08 pm, the Dothan Communications Center received a call of an attempted break-in of a motor vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-mart northside. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and occupying a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The suspect was last seen leaving the Wal-mart parking lot. No property was reported missing.
At 4:46 pm, Dothan Police Officers were dispatched to a local liquor store in the 2700 block of Ross Clark Circle for another armed robbery of a business. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a blue hoodie, khaki cargo shorts, and leaving the scene in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo south on Ross Clark Circle towards Hartford Highway.
About ten minutes after the robbery of the liquor store, an alert patrol officer noticed a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 3300 block of South Oates Street with a white male in a blue hoodie going from the Monte Carlo to another vehicle. The officer detained the subject for investigation. It was determined that the subject, Aaron Casey Hurtado (25) of Ashford, AL, had been involved in all three crimes. After obtaining a search warrant for both vehicles, Investigators found a green shirt, black handgun, blue jeans, and liquor bottle in the vehicles that tied Hurtado to all three crimes.
Aaron Casey Hurtado has been arrested and charged with two counts of Robbery 1st degree and one count of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Hurtado is being held without bond on these charges with more charges expected. The Dothan Police Department will vigorously pursue and arrest those responsible for violent crimes in the City of Dothan.
On October 17, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators were called to the 1000 block of Grant Street for a shooting that injured three people including a three year old juvenile. Investigators utilized every investigative technique at their disposal and have identified a Dothan man as one of the suspects in that case. Jaylen Aristidle (18) was charged in connection with an unrelated shooting in the 900 block of Mercury Drive. As a result of that arrest, Investigators were able to make connections and obtain probable cause to charge Aristidle in the Grant Street shooting.
In addition to the previous charges, Aristidle is being charged with three counts of Assault 1st degree and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence. More charges could be forthcoming. Aristidle is being held without bond.
On October 20, 2021, Dothan Police Communications Center received a shots fired call in the 900 block of Mercury Drive. At the time of the call, a Dothan Police Officer in the area heard the gunshots, responded to the area, and observed a silver passenger car fleeing the scene of the shooting. The Officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and a short vehicle pursuit began. During the pursuit, a passenger of the vehicle threw a firearm from the vehicle, which was recovered by other responding officers. Criminal Investigators were called to the scene to begin the investigation. It was discovered the residence on Mercury Drive and a vehicle had been struck by at least one bullet.
Once the vehicle was stopped in the 900 block of E. Selma Street, one of the vehicle’s four occupants ran from the vehicle. The three remaining passengers were detained with the vehicle. Officer located another firearm, a rifle style weapon, inside the vehicle. Officers were able to connect shell casings from the scene to the firearms recovered as the same caliber weapons. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Di’Onandre Culver (18), Jaylen Aristidle (18) and Tyquan Ford (18).
After further investigation, Dothan Police Investigators were able to connect two of the three subjects, Culver and Aristidle, with a different shooting that occurred on October 8, 2021 in the 1700 block of Alexander Driver that left a 12 year old with a gunshot wound. Investigators have charged all three with crimes connected to the shooting on Mercury. The Dothan Police Department wants to thank those in the community who gave information on these cases.
Di’Onandre Mackell Culver (18) of Midland City was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st, one count of Shooting into Unoccupied Vehicle, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence for the shooting on Mercury Drive. Culver was also charged with one count of Assault 1st, two counts of Attempted Assault 1st, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence for the incident on Alexander Drive. Culver is being held without bond.
Jaylen Ney’Shaun Aristidle of Dothan was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st, one count of Shooting into Unoccupied Vehicle, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence for the shooting on Mercury Drive. Aristidle was also charged with one count of Assault 1st, two counts of Attempted Assault 1st, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence for the incident on Alexander Drive. Aristidle is being held without bond.
Tyquan Quasheem Jamil Ford of Dothan was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st, one count of Shooting into Unoccupied Vehicle, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Residence for the shooting on Mercury Drive. Ford is being held without bond.
On October 17, 2021, Dothan Patrol officers responded to a firearms assault in the 1000 block of Grant Street. Officers located three individuals who had been wounded by gunfire, including a young juvenile who was playing in the yard. The three individuals were transported to local hospitals and are in stable condition. According to witnesses on scene, a dark, possibly black, four door passenger car occupied by at least two black males was involved in the shooting.
The Dothan Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. If you heard, saw, or know anything about this case, please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3632 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000. Crimestoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. The Dothan Police Department will protect the identities of witnesses and victims who provide information.
On October 1st, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Monroe Street for reports of a victim being shot. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Imari Tyquan Glanton (22), was pronounced dead on the scene. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this case, they are encouraged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3632 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department is committed to protecting the identities of witnesses and victims.
Crimstoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading an arrest.