While present at a local medical facility in Dothan, Kyle Owens became dissatisfied and uncooperative with staff members. When staff members attempted to assist Owens, he became confrontational and assaulted one of the staff members. When a second staff member attempted to intervene, Owens assaulted that staff member as well. Both staff members received minor injury.
As a result, Kyle Wade Owens, 34 years old of Goose Creek, SC, was charged with two counts of Assault Second Degree. His bond was set at $60,000.00.
On Saturday morning, June 3, 2023, at approximately 12:55 AM, officers responded to the 3500 block of Westgate Parkway to a domestic violence call involving someone being struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found one patient in the roadway along with several other people including the female suspect. As officers began to investigate the incident, it was determined the male victim was driving the vehicle on the roadway and his girlfriend was a passenger. An argument between the two took place and the female began to get physical with the male so he stopped the vehicle, exited, and advised he would walk. The female then got in the driver seat and drove the vehicle passed him, turned around and drove back towards him striking him with the vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he sustained a broken leg which required surgery.
Marketa Lashea Baker, 32 years old of Headland, AL, was arrested and charged with one count of Domestic Violence First Degree. Her bond was set at $60,000.00.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at approximately 6:10 PM, officers were dispatched to a firearm assault in the 3100 block of East Main Street, American Inn Motel. When officers arrived, the victim was found in the roadway. Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived and began evaluating the victim’s injuries and at that time it was discovered the victim had not been shot. The victim only had small lacerations to the hands. After interviewing multiple witnesses at the scene, it was determined a physical altercation took place between the suspect and victim inside a room and the victim was chased from the room by the suspect. The suspect fired a handgun at the victim while chasing him. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and was later released.
Joshua Immanuel Baxter, 32 years old of Gordon, AL, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His is currently being held with no bond. Additional charges may be forthcoming, pending the ongoing investigation.
On June 4, 2022, Keith Shakur Helms, who was 19 years old at the time, from Dothan, was arrested for five outstanding warrants for Attempted Assault First Degree related to a shooting he was involved with in a November 2021 incident. His bond was set at $75,000.00. Helms bonded out on those charges and failed to show for court. Warrants were issued for his failure to appear, and he has been on the run since then.
On October 15, 2022, individuals were shooting at each other inside Wiregrass Commons Mall. Helms was identified as one of those shooters.
On December 14, 2022, Helms was one of two individuals who shot at a victim in the 1300 block of Alexander Drive. During this incident, four occupied apartments and one occupied vehicle were shot into.
Because Helms has been eluding capture for such a long time, the assistance of the U.S. Marshals was requested. On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Helms was captured by the U.S. Marshals’ Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Ozark, Alabama. Assisting the U.S. Marshals were Dale County Sheriff’s Department and Ozark Police Department.
Keith Shakur Helms, 20 years old of Dothan, is being charged with one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, five counts of Shooting into an Occupied Building, and five counts of Failure to Appear on the Attempted Assault First Degree charges. He is also being charged with outstanding misdemeanor warrants for one count of Criminal Mischief Third Degree, one count of Tampering with Evidence, one count of Attempting to Elude, and one count of Reckless Endangerment. He will be held in the Houston County Jail with No Bond.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at approximately 11:20 PM, officers were dispatched to an assault victim in the 600 block of North Oates Street. The victim stated the assault occurred in the 200 block of Morgan Street at a residence. The victim had been struck with a glass object and a metal pipe causing lacerations to his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. Officers then went to the location of the assault and located the suspect along with items used in the assault.
Bobby Lamar Underwood, 35 years old of Dothan was charged with one count of Assault 2nd Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.
On Sunday night, May 14, 2023, at approximately 9:45 PM, the Dothan Police Department responded to a firearm assault in the 3300 block of Denton Road. When officers arrived, they were confronted by a large crowd of people who were disorderly and non-compliant. While attempting to calm the scene, officers were able to confirm one person had been shot in the leg. While administering aide to the gunshot victim and removing him from the chaotic scene, other individuals became disorderly and non-compliant with officer’s orders.
While attempting to determine who the suspect of the shooting was, one individual, later identified as James Ward Jr., attempted to gain physical control of an officer’s duty weapon. After regaining control of his weapon, officers attempted to place Ward in custody and other individuals attempted to prevent them from doing so.
The victim of the firearm assault was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for his non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The details surrounding the shooting are still being investigated.
James Ward Jr., 55 years old of Headland, AL, was charged with one count of Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer. His bond was set at $10,000.00.
Cameron Mar’Tese Rodgers, 20 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Obstructing Governmental Operation. His bond was set at $500.00.
Another individual has a pending charge of Resisting Arrest.
On Sunday, May 7, 2023, at approximately 4:00 PM, officers responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 100 block of Ross Clark Circle for an assault. Officers located a female victim, who was an employee, and stated she was assaulted by the suspect, Ivan Maurice Johnson. Johnson arrived at the business, entered, and approached the employee and began physically assaulting her. Johnson continued assaulting her until bystanders pulled him away from her. The victim received minor lacerations to the head and face, and a possible concussion. This incident stimmed from a personal issue between the two and did not involve the business in any way.
Ivan Maurice Johnson, 42 years-old of Dothan, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. His bond was set at $5,000.00.
On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 12:30 AM, officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a patient who showed up with multiple stab wounds. The victim stated the suspect, Lorenzo Harris, with whom she had a prior relationship with, showed up at her residence in the 400 block of Appletree Street wanting to retrieve personal property. While there, a verbal argument started during which time Harris retrieved a knife from inside the residence and began stabbing her multiple times in the arm, back and head. Her injuries were not life threatening and she is expected to fully recover.
Lorenzo Daquan Harris, 27 years-old of Pansey, AL was located and taken into custody. He was charged with Attempted Murder and currently has no bond.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 8, 2023, Dothan Police officers responded to shots fired into a residence in the 900 block of Mercury Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered several bullet holes in the residence and located a gunshot victim inside. The victim had been shot in both legs while lying in the bed asleep. Officers began providing medical aid to the victim until Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived and took over treatment. It was reported that a vehicle slowed down in front of the residence while at least two individuals fired multiple shots at the residence from the vehicle.
After collecting evidence and talking with witnesses, officers located what they believed was the suspect vehicle in the driveway of a residence in the 2000 block of Lake Street. After conducting a search of the vehicle and residence, it was determined that was in fact the vehicle used during the drive-by shooting. One weapon believed to have been used during the drive-by shooting was also recovered. The driver of the vehicle at the time of the drive-by shooting was identified as Zykeith Jaheim Wimbley who was also present at the time of the search.
Zykeith Jaheim Wimbley, 21 years-old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Assault First Degree and one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling. His bond was set at $60,000.00.
In October of 2022, an employee of a Home Health Agency recognized injuries to an elderly client and became concerned while providing care to the client in the 100 block of Headland Avenue. As the employee continued to gather information as to what caused the injuries, it was recognized a crime had occurred to the victim during which time the victim was injured. The Dothan Police Department was contacted, and a criminal investigation began. It was learned the elderly female victim had allowed someone into her residence believing it was someone she was expecting. It turned out the person was not who she was expecting, instead it was a stranger.
The stranger began assaulting the female victim with her own medical equipment causing lacerations and contusions about her body. After the physical assault, the suspect then sexually assaulted the female before leaving the residence. Through various investigative means, the suspect was identified as Marcus Leonard Golden, 42 years-old of Dothan. Warrants were obtained for Golden but his whereabouts have been unknown.
On April 2, 2023, Golden was encountered by Law Enforcement at which time he was arrested for the outstanding warrants. Golden has been charged with one count of Assault Second Degree and one count of Sodomy First Degree. He currently has no bond.
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