Dothan Police Investigating Crash Involving Cyclist

On July 28th, 2019, at about 8:35 PM, Dothan Police responded to a crash involving a passenger car and bicycle in the 2600 block of Flynn Road.  When police arrived, it was determined the cyclist was travelling West on Flynn Road when it was struck from behind by the car.  The car then left the scene.  The cyclist received serious injuries during the crash.

The Dothan Police Department is requesting anyone with information, concerning this crash, please contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or Crimestoppers at (334) 793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

Suspect in Early Morning Theft and Chase in Custody

On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Dothan Police Officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the area of Murphy Mill Road for a traffic violation. The driver of the truck fled from officers pulling a utility trailer. The driver drove through the yard of a nearby residence causing damage to the residence and fence. The suspect ended up in a wooded area on Riveredge Parkway in Dothan, leaving the truck and trailer and set out into the woods on foot.

Officers searched the area with help from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Aviation Support Program, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, ALEA Investigators and Alabama State Troopers. During the search officers located several other pieces of stolen property from the Dothan area. Two more utility trailers and a lawn mower were discovered that had been stolen from a nearby church. In the bed of the truck were numerous stolen items from a recent burglary in Geneva County to include several firearms, televisions, tools, and electronics.

The suspect was not located until several hours later when a resident in the 200 block of Riveredge Parkway returned home and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under a bed in the home. Police responded to the residence to investigate. With the idea that this was the suspect from this morning a Police K9 was deployed into the hose after verbal warnings were given. After no response the K9 searched the residence and encountered the suspect in a bedroom and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the right bicep.

The suspect was identified as 44 year old white male Jason Dewayne Creel of Dothan. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the Police K9.

Once the suspect was in custody the resident noticed that their family dog, a mixed breed lab/bulldog, was missing from the home. The dog was located under the deck at the rear of the home. The dog had been stabbed by the suspect multiple times in the throat. The family dog, Buddy, did not survive this attack. Creel later admitted to police that the dog “came at him” so he stabbed him with his pocket knife.

Creel, wet and dirty from his time in the wooded area removed his clothes and hid them in a closet. He helped himself to food and drink from the refrigerator. Creel also logged into the family computer and watched pornography until he finally crawled under a bed and fell asleep until awoken by Dothan Police K9 Xander.

Jason Dewayne Creel is charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, one count of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Firearms. He is being held with no bond in this case.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.

 

Wanted For Drug Trafficking

On July 9, 2019 Investigators with the Vice Division executed a search warrant in the 2100 block of Denton Road in reference to synthetic marijuana being sold in Dothan and Houston County.

Investigators recovered approximately five and a half pounds of Synthetic Analog Chemical (used to make synthetic marijuana). This has a street value of over $100,000. Investigators have obtained a warrant on 36 year old Jumah Alziz Lowe, of 500 W. Adams Street, for Drug Trafficking.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lowe is asked to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or Crimestoppers at (334)793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

Search Warrant Yields 2.5 Kilos of Meth

The Dothan Police Department Vice Unit has executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of E. Selma Street, bringing an extensive investigation into methamphetamine being sold throughout Dothan and Houston County to a close.

A search of the residence yielded approximately two and a half kilos (five and a half pounds) of methamphetamine, with a street value of $200,000.00. Also recovered was a small amount of synthetic marijuana, paraphernalia used for drug trade, and a handgun.

Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Jordan Skylar Thompson, of the 1500 block of Galaxie Drive, with Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Synthetic Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Bond will be set later this morning.

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

Federal Fugitive Arrested in Dothan

On July 11, 2019 The Dothan Police Department Vice Unit and the United States Marshals located and arrested 33 year Jimmy Lamar Berry of Monroe Street in Dothan. Berry was wanted by the US Marshals for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and three counts of Possession (of illegal narcotics) with Intent to Distribute.

After Berry was taken into custody for the Federal Indictments. Vice Investigators executed a search warrant at his residence. During the course of the search, Investigators located and recovered cocaine, marijuana, THC vape oil, currency, and a stolen firearm.

Jimmy Lamar Berry has been additionally charged with Drug Trafficking (cocaine), Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession of a Pistol by a Violent Offender, Receiving Stolen Property 4th degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Berry was booked into the Dothan City Jail and has $1.537 million in bonds with multiple Federal and State charges pending.

Berry’s arrest concludes months of investigative work into his lawless lifestyle.

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

Parents Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Two Year Old

On June 28, 2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M Dothan Police responded to a report of a two year old child inside of a vehicle not breathing. The officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Lace Dr. in Dothan. The child, Castiel King,  was rushed to SouthEast Health where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation into the circumstances of the death revealed that the child was left unattended by the parents and exited the home and entered the vehicle on his own. Both parents were asleep in the home and under the influence of intoxicants.

As a result of the investigation Robert Patrick King (36) and Melinda Gail King (38) were both charged with one count of Manslaughter each and both have a $30,000.00 bond. Robert and Melinda were also both charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and each have a $15,000.00 bond for that charge.

All parties are innocent until proven guilty.

Arrest Made In Ongoing Drug Investigation

On Friday June 28, 2019 Task Force Investigators with the DEA and Dothan Police Department Vice arrested 36 year old Renard Sinclair Orr, 6200 block of Walden Road Kinsey.

Investigators, tracking the sale of heroin in and around Dothan and had been investigating this particular individual for approximately 30 days. Contact was made with Orr in the 6200 block of Walden Road at his residence. Orr was found to be in possession of approximately three grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Orr was taken into custody without incident.

Renard Orr was booked into the Dothan City Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

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

Baby Born After Mother Was Shot Dies In Florida Hospital

On May 25, 2019, four individuals attempted to rob Shawn Callins while he was inside his residence located at 416 Florida Avenue. When Callins resisted, the suspects shot and killed him.  A female victim who was six and a half months pregnant, was shot twice during the invasion.  She suffered severe blood loss and was transported to a Pensacola, Florida Hospital.  Due to the distress on the unborn baby, the baby was taken by emergency C-section and was placed on life support.

Tragically, the baby boy died early this morning. As a result of his death, the four suspects that were previously charged with the murder of Shawn Callins and the attempted murder of the female victim, will now be charged with the murder of the child.  The four suspects are:  18 year old Willie Blackmon of Dothan, 18 year old Kaleb Tubbs of Dothan, 17 year old Carlos Lindsey of Opp and 21 year old David Key of Abbeville.  All suspects remain in the Houston County Jail without bond.

On behalf of the Dothan Police Department, we would like to express our condolences for the families of all victims involved in this senseless tragedy.

All clear at Harvest

DPD responded to the report of a possible gunman armed with a rifle at the rear of Harvest Church. Officers quickly formed two teams that responded to the unknown. We have finished the call and are happy to report there is NO problem at the church and everything is fine. A few things to take away from this, first thanks as always to our citizens who are aware of their surroundings and are quick to report something that seems to present danger to others. We are grateful for the call we received today. Second DPD is second-to-none in public safety! How quickly officers responded, formulated a plan and selflessly encountered the unknown is an example of what they do without recognition day in and day out. Third as a reminder Firearms may not be used in the city of limits of Dothan for birds, squirrels or any other animals. Shooting within city limits particularly in residential areas creates danger and commonly causes understandable alarm for anyone passing by! Good job to all involved.