Search Warrant Leads to Burglary Arrest and Fire

On September 17, 2019 Dothan Police executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Third Avenue. The search warrant was related to a Burglary that occurred at the Outpost gun store located in the 2600 block of Ross Clark Circle. The suspect, Jefferey Wilson (30), was also a suspect in a burglary of a pawn shop in Geneva Alabama.

When investigators arrived the suspect barricaded himself inside the fifth wheel RV that he was living in. He refused officers commands to exit the camper and the Dothan SRT and Houston County SRT teams both responded the location. While officers were attempting to talk the suspect out of the RV, smoke began coming out of the roof of the camper. Smoke quickly turned to flames and Wilson exited through a window at the rear of the camper and was taken into custody and moved to a safe location.

Dothan Fire Department as well as Rehobeth Fire Department extinguished the fire, however the camper was a total loss. After the fire was extinguished officers were able to recover evidence from both burglaries.

Jefferey Bruce Wilson was charged with one count of burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Arson 3rd Degree and no bond has been set in this case. Wilson will also face charges in Geneva County.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Dothan Woman Arrested for Arson 1st Degree

On June 22, 2018 Dothan Police responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Woodleigh Road. The fire was extinguished quickly and minimal damage was received to the residence.

The fire was believed to be intentionally set and the residence was occupied at the time the fire was started. A small pouch was set on fire that also burned a fence and the siding on the residence. During the investigation Dana Kay Payne was identified as a suspect in the Arson. Payne and the resident of the apartment were reported to have a history of domestic incidents.

On June 28, 2018 Dothan Police Investigators charged Dana Kay Payne, 46, of Barbara Ct. , Dothan with one count of Arson 1st Degree. She has a no bond at this time.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.