Man Charged with Attempted Assault

During the early morning hours of Friday, January 27, 2023, two individuals engaged in a verbal altercation in the yard of a residence in the 100 block of Michigan Drive. During that altercation, Corey Ray Chaney fired a handgun at the victim, grazing him on the neck. The victim sustained minor injury that is non-life threatening. Corey Ray Chaney, 29 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Corey Ray Chaney – Attempted Assault First Degree

Firearm assault leaves one dead

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:58 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive to the report of a firearm assault in which one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed there was in fact one victim that had already been transported to Southeast Health by a personal vehicle. Officers arrived at the hospital and discovered the victim suffered from a single gunshot to the upper torso. The victim was in critical condition and was immediately taken to surgery where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alfonso Morrissette, of Dothan.

On the night prior, Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at approximately 6:15 P.M., two suspects shot at Morrisette at the same location, but he was not hit. Various residences and vehicles were hit during this incident. It has now been determined 20-year-old Zyshawn Codaun Coker and 19-year-old Keith Shukar Helms, both from Dothan, are the two suspects responsible for shooting at Morrissette on Wednesday night.

Zyshawn Coker has been charged with three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle and one count of Attempted Murder. These charges are in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.

When located, Helms will be charged with the same charges in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.

Thursday night’s incident in which Morrissette died, is still under investigation. The Dothan Police Department asks that anyone who has information related to the death of Morrissette to please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information in an anonymous capacity, you can call Crime Stoppers 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.

Man Shot by Roommate During Altercation

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 1:00 P.M., officers responded to Southeast Health Emergency Room where a victim of a firearm assault showed up by personal vehicle for treatment. It was determined the firearm assault occurred in the 600 Block of East Newton Street inside a residence where the victim and several other individuals live together. The victim was involved in a physical altercation with one of the roommates and during that altercation another roommate, 54-year-old Robert Henry Humboles, of Dothan, produced a handgun and fired one round into the upper torso of the victim. The victim’s injury was non-life threatening. Humboles fled the scene and has not been located. Once located, Humboles will be charged with one count of Attempted Murder.

During the investigation, one of the roommates, 41-year-old Darlene Nicole Redd, of Dothan, gave multiple accounts of what took place and provided false information to officers to divert attention away from Humboles as the suspect. Redd was charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution First Degree. Her bond was set at $15,000.00.

Man Assaulted with Ax

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 9:07 A.M. officers responded to the 1000 block of Greentree Avenue for a burglary in which the suspect was assaulting the victim inside the residence with an ax. Upon their arrival, they found the victim holding the suspect down waiting for the police to arrive.

The suspect, 59-year-old Timothy Brown of Dothan, arrived at the residence and forced his way inside uninvited. Brown and the victim have had an ongoing dispute between them. Brown was armed with an ax and began assaulting the victim. After being struck with the ax, the victim was able to take the ax away from Brown and began to hold him down. While being held down, Brown pulled a pocketknife and began cutting the victim’s hand. Brown was immediately taken into custody when officers arrived.

The victim was taken to Southeast Health where he was treated for injuries he sustained from being assaulted with the ax and pocketknife. His injuries were not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Brown was also taken to Southeast Health to be treated for injuries he sustained from the victim during the altercation. After his release from the hospital, Brown was charged with one count of Burglary First Degree and one count of Attempted Murder. His bond was set at $90,000.00.

Timothy Dwayne Brown – Burglary First Degree & Attempted Murder

Arrest Made in Peanut Festival Parade Shooting That Left One Dead

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, while the National Peanut Festival Parade was on going, a group of individuals engaged in a fight near the intersection of West Main Street and Montana Street. During the fight, at least one individual produced a gun and fired into the group hitting two victims. One victim, 22-year-old Garyoun Tyrone Fluellen, of Dothan, received one gunshot to the upper torso. He was transported to Southeast Health where he was pronounced deceased. The second victim received two gunshots to the upper torso and was transported to Southeast Health where he underwent surgery.

As the investigation progressed, we received assistance from our community which helped bring this case to a successful conclusion. The shooter was quickly identified as Mekhi Nasir Lawton, 18 years old of Dothan. Warrants were immediately obtained on Lawton for one count of Murder and one count of Assault First Degree. Lawton turned himself in just before midnight last night. His bond has been set at $1.53 Million.

We would like to thank members of our community who assisted in bringing quick resolution to this case ensuring this individual is behind bars.

Mekhi Nasir Lawton – Murder & Assault First Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Assault

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to Southeast Health to the report of an edge weapon assault. The victim stated she was visiting the suspect in the 500 block of North Herring Street when the suspect, Kenneth Phil Shoemake, began swinging a knife at her and cut her several times on the arm and back. The victim was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect, Kenneth Phil Shoemake, 64 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Assault Second Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Kenneth Phil Shoemake – Assault Second Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Assault

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 800 block of Bayshore Avenue to the report of an edge weapon assault. Officers arrived and found the victim suffering from cut wounds on the arm and side area. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The suspect, Amos Leonard Sanders, 52 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Assault Second Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Amos Leonard Sanders – Assault Second Degree

 

Dothan Woman Arrested for Domestic Violence

On Friday, September 23, 2022, officers responded to Southeast Health Emergency Room for an assault that had taken place in the 800 block of Walnut Street. Upon their arrival, they made contact with a male victim who had a severe laceration to his face. After receiving treatment there, he was transferred to an out of town facility for specialized treatment.

The suspect, January Corbitt, 43 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence First Degree. Her bond was set at $30,000.00.

January Corbitt – Domestic Violence First Degree

 

 

 

Two Dothan Women Charged with Hindering Prosecution

In July of 2022, the Dothan Police Department began working a double murder investigation along with Holmes County, Florida Sheriff’s Department. During the investigation, five individuals were identified as suspects. Two of those suspects; 32 year old Devante Williams, and 31 year old MacAuthur Hawkins, both of Dothan, are still being sought by the Dothan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals. Williams and Hawkins are wanted for one count of Capital Murder, one count of Kidnapping First Degree and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

In recent days, investigators have identified two females that have been hindering the apprehension of Devante Williams by providing him with housing and vehicles. Quantasia Johnson, 27 years old from Dothan, and Cathleen Harvis, 26 years old from Enterprise, have each been charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution First Degree. Each one has a $15,000.00 bond.

If you have any information related to the whereabouts of Devante Williams or MacAuthur Hawkins, we ask that you contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers 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. A reward may be offered for any information that leads to the apprehension of either of these two individuals.

 

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
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