Man Charged with Elder Abuse

On Friday, September 16, 2022, Dothan Police Department charged 30 year old Travis Ren Mattox of Dothan with one count of Violation of Elder Abuse Protection Order and one count of Elder Abuse Second Degree. He currently has no bond.

Mattox had a previous protection order against him ordering no contact with the victim who is a relative of his. Mattox has continued to violate the no contact order, and on this occasion, he assaulted the victim. The victim received a minor injury but did not require treatment.

Travis Ren Mattox -Violation of Elder Abuse Protection Order, Elder Abuse Second Degree

Man Charged with Assaulting a Female

On Sunday September 11, 2022, officers responded to the 600 block of East Adams Street in Dothan for an assault. While investigating the call, it was determined the suspect had assaulted a female relative.

The suspect was identified as Jeremy Lee Resch, 47 years old of Dothan. Resch was arrested and charged with one count of Assault Second Degree.

Jeremy Lee Resch – Assault 2nd

Update: Arrests Made in Robbery at Dothan Pavilion

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, a juvenile was physically assaulted by a group of other juveniles and had a piece of jewelry stolen during the assault. It was later discovered this incident was recorded and the video was circulating on social media.

Investigators were able to identify all juveniles involved and as a result, six juveniles have been charged with Robbery Second Degree and were turned over to the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center. One additional juvenile, who is not from Dothan, has been identified as well and is currently being sought.

We would like to thank our local community for their assistance in bringing this situation to a successful conclusion.

Man In Serious Condition After Being Shot

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, just after 6:00 PM, officers responded to the 700 block of Hutchins Street in reference to shots being fired. When they arrived, they learned a male victim had been shot and had already been transported to the hospital by personal vehicle. Officers also responded to the hospital and learned the victim had a life-threatening gunshot injury. The victim is currently in serious condition.

The investigation revealed the suspect, Terrance Williams, 18 years old of Dothan, was shooting at another individual down the street and while doing so, struck the victim who was only a few feet away from him. Williams has been charged with Assault First Degree and his bond has been set at $500,000.00. His charge is subject to change depending on the outcome of the victim.

Terrance Jermaine Williams – Assault First Degree

Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On 8/17/2022, two men engaged in a physical altercation while inside a local business in the 1600 block of Westgate Parkway. During the altercation, Steven Tyler McNeill, 31 years old of Dothan, pulled a knife and slashed the victim across his torso causing an extremely large laceration.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he immediately underwent surgery for his injury. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

As a result, Steven Tyler McNeill was charged with one count of Attempted Murder.  His bond was set at $100,000.00.

Steven Tyler McNeill – Attempted Murder

Two Men Charged with Assault

On 7/25/2022, a male victim was assaulted in the 200 block of Headland Avenue. While the victim was having a conversation with an individual, two males approached him from behind and struck him on the head with an unknow object. When he fell to the ground, he was kicked multiple times by the suspects. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for a laceration to the head before being released.

Alexander Jamal Heard, 26 years old of Dothan, and Dominic Anthony Millette, 36 Years old of Dothan, were both arrested and charged with Assault Second Degree. Each one had a bond set at $15,000.00.

Man Charged with Attempted Assault

On May 26, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett attempted to shoot the victim while the victim was driving in the 400 block of Logue Street in Dothan.

On June 7, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett, 46 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Sirrico Santonio Bennett – Attempted Assault First Degree

Man Assaulted and Robbed at a Local Motel

On May 29, 2022, a man was invited to a local motel by a female acquaintance. While there, the man was assault by two other individuals who were hiding and waiting on him. At least one of those individuals was armed with a weapon. During the assault, the victim was pushed into a large glass window which broke. Pieces of the broken glass cut the victim causing a serious arm injury. The victim had surgery for his injury and is still undergoing treatment. Money was taken from the victim during the assault. Thus far, three individuals have been arrested for this incident.

Rickel Elijah Daniel, 23 years old of Dothan; Desaree Bronbdell Chaffins, 29 years old of Dothan; and Brandy Hope Townsend, 43 years old of Dothan; have all been charged with one count of Robbery First Degree. Their bond was set at $60,000.00 each.

Woman Charged After Waving A Pistol Towards Officer

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dothan Police Department responded to an assault call in the Chapelwood neighborhood.  The suspect was identified as Rita Davis.  Davis was alleged to have struck the victim on the head with a concrete block which instigated a physical altercation between the two.  An officer arrived and was speaking to the victim and witnesses when Davis walked up waving a handgun and pointed it at the victim who was standing next to the officer.  The officer ordered Davis to drop the weapon but she initially refused to comply.  Davis eventually placed the weapon in her boot and the officer was able to take her into custody.  The victim received treatment for a minor injury. 

Rita Davis, 50 years old of Dothan, was charged with Assault Second Degree, Menacing, and Obstructing Governmental Operations.  Her bond was set at $24,000.00.

Rita Davis – Assault Second Degree,
Menacing, and Obstructing Governmental Operations


Man Seriously Injured After Being Struck With a Shovel

On Friday, 5-20-2022, officers responded to the 100 block of E. Lafayette Street for an assault in which a shovel was reported to have been used on the victim. Upon arrival, officers found the victim semi-conscious, and in fact had been assaulted with a shovel. The suspect, who was still at the scene, was identified as Mark Anthony Vaudo. It was learned both subjects had been involved in a verbal disagreement which turned physical. During the physical altercation, Vaudo picked up a shovel and struck the victim on the side of his head. The victim received serious, non-life threatening, injuries which consisted of a skull fracture, broken facial bones and a mangled ear. The victim was treated at Southeast Health and was later transferred to another facility for specialized treatment. Vaudo was treated and released from a local hospital for a minor injury.

Mark Anthony Vaudo, 43 years old, of Dothan, was charged with Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Mark Anthony Vaudo – Assault First Degree
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