Two Charged with Assault at a Local Business

On January 16, 2024, Ty’Darian Jackson entered a business in the 2300 block of Murphy Mill Road and approached the employee, pulled an empty glass bottle from his pocket, and assaulted the employee with it. Jackson was accompanied by another suspect, Detavian Durr. One of the suspects commented about using a firearm on the victim. The victim and one of the suspects then exchanged gunfire and during the process an unoccupied vehicle in the business parking lot was struck. This was an isolated incident related to an ongoing disagreement between all individuals involved.

Ty’Darian Dy’Shon Jackson, 20 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle and one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.

Also wanted for this incident is 20-year-old Detavian Tyqwan Durr of Dothan. He is wanted on one count of Assault Second Degree. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 615-3000.

Shooting Leaves One Man Injured

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, at approximately 10:45 AM, Dothan Police Department responded to a firearm assault in the 300 block of North Bell Street. Officers and Dothan Fire and Rescue located a male victim with one gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his injury. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the victim’s brother, Windle Eugene Coring, 22 years old, was the person responsible for the shooting. Coring fled the scene prior to officers arriving and he has not been located. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Coring for Assault First Degree. The victim’s injury was not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery. A motive for the shooting has not been determined at this time.

We are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Coring or has information related to the incident to contacts us at 615-3000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identity of anyone wishing to provide information in an anonymous capacity.

Windle Eugene Coring

Man Assaults Victim with Knife

On Friday, September 8, 2023, at approximately 6:45 PM, officers responded to the 500 block of Chinook Street for an edged weapon assault. Officers arrived and found the victim in the yard of a residence bleeding from lacerations on the face, forearm, and abdomen. Officers learned the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation during which time the suspect used a steak knife and stabbed the victim several times. The suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Davonta Bryson McCree, had left prior to officers’ arrival. McCree was located moments later walking down the roadway with the steak knife in his possession. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.

McCree was charged with one count of Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $60,000.00.

Davonta Bryson McCree

Woman Charged with Elder Abuse

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, officers responded to the 500 block of Mustang Drive for an assault that had taken place. When officers arrived, it was learned the suspect, Amanda Faith Reeves, was involved in a verbal altercation inside the residence. The homeowner attempted to stop the altercation and during the process was assaulted by Reeves.

Another homeowner arrived and shortly thereafter was assaulted by Reeves as well. Reeves then took the homeowner’s vehicle without permission and left the scene. A short time later, Reeves returned the vehicle. During the altercation, Reeves took a walking cane from one of the victims and vandalized the victim’s vehicle with it. Both victims were evaluated by Dothan Fire and Rescue at the residence for a minor injury that each of them received.

Reeves was at the scene when officers arrived but was uncooperative. She was taken into custody without incident. Due to the age of the victims being over 60, Reeves was charged with two counts of Elder Abuse Second Degree. She was also charged with one count of Theft of Property First Degree. Her total bond was set at $150,000.00.

Amanda Faith Reeves

Business Owner Gets Face Slashed

On Monday, September 4, 2023, just after midnight, a business owner in the 700 block of North Range Street was notified of someone on his business property which was closed at the time. The individual went to his business and located the person trespassing on his business property who was later identified as Pierre Parrish. The individual advised Parrish he was not allowed on his property and made him leave. Parrish left from the property but immediately returned. When the property owner attempted to stop Parrish, Parrish pulled an edged weapon from his pocket and struck the property owner, cutting him on the face.

The property owner was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for his facial injury. His injury did not appear to be life threatening. Parrish was located close by and was taken into custody without incident. Pierre Jay Jabory Parrish, 38 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Murder. His bond was set at $60,000.00.

Pierre Jay Jabory Parrish

Dothan Man Murdered

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at approximately 5:05 PM, the Dothan Houston County 911 Center received a call advising someone had been shot in the 800 block of S. Appletree Street. Specific details were not obtained until officers arrived on scene. Once they arrived on scene, they discovered a black male victim lying in the front yard who had sustained a single gunshot to the head. Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived, assessed the victim, and determine he was deceased from his injury. Several individuals at the scene were detained for questioning. The victim has been identified as, Keith Atkins, 61 years old of Dothan.

After speaking to several individuals and processing all information and evidence, it was determined the suspect who fired the weapon was Arthur Lee Wilson Jr. It is believed the two were involved in a physical altercation just prior to the shooting. When the physical altercation concluded, Arthur began firing a weapon at Atkins, striking him in the head. Both Atkins and Wilson lived at the location where the incident took place, and it is unknown what led up to the altercation. While executing a search warrant at the residence, multiple firearms were located in Wilson’s bedroom, two which were confirmed stolen. Among the weapons located, one of them is believed to be the weapon used in the altercation.

Arthur Lee Wilson Jr., 53 years old, has been charged with one count of Murder with $1.5 Million bond,  and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Second Degree which have $30,000.00 bond for the two.

Arthur Lee Wilson Jr.

Man Charged with Assault and Burglary

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, officer responded to the 2100 block of Denton Road for an assault and burglary. Officers located the suspect, Daryl Connacious Buggs, and detained him for investigative purposes. It was determined Buggs had entered a storage unit and a vehicle and taken property from both without the owner’s permission to do so. While being confronted for his actions, Buggs used a lock he had removed from the storage unit to assault two individuals with.

Daryl Connacious Buggs, 45 years old of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Assault Second Degree, one count of Burglary Third Degree, and one count of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. His bond was set at $40,000.00.

Daryl Connacious Buggs –
*Assault 2nd Degree X2
*Burglary 3rd Degree
*Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle

Man Charged with Kidnapping

On Sunday, July 23, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was contacted by a concerned family member who reported a female family member was unaccounted for. The victim was last seen approximately twelve hours earlier in the company of her boyfriend, Tarrence Lee Wright. At that time family members were concerned for the victim’s safety due to Wright being in possession of a firearm. Family members had attempted to contact the female victim at her residence on W. Selma Street but were unsuccessful. While there, family members noticed some unusual circumstances that casued them to be concerned for the safety of the victim, so they notified law enforcement.

When officers arrived, they were unable to make contact with anyone inside the residence. Officers noticed several things that led them to believe a physical altercation had taken place outside the residence. While officers were on scene, they were able to make contact with the victim by telephone. During the conversation, officers believed the female could possibly be in distress, and she would not give her current location. A search warrant was prepared and executed at the victim’s residence. While executing the search warrant, investigators located the victim and her boyfriend, Tarrance Lee Wright. Investigators also located a pistol inside the residence.

The victim had several facial injuries and contusions on her head where she stated Wright had beaten her with a pistol. She also stated Wright would not allow her to leave the residence, answer the door for anyone, or allow anyone to know her location. The victim was treated for her minor injuries and will make a full recovery.

Tarrence Lee Wright, 31 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Kidnapping First Degree, one count of Domestic Violence First Degree, and one count of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.

Tarrence Lee Wright –
Kidnapping 1st Degree
Domestic Violence 1st Degree
Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol


Man Shot While Attempting an Assault

On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, officers responded to a firearm assault in the 600 block of North Oates Street in downtown Dothan. An individual was located in the parking lot of a nearby business suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. The individual was identified as 28-year-old Shawn Maxmillion McDaniel of Headland. McDaniel and the mother of his children are estranged and have been for some time. McDaniel attempted to get the female to meet him, but she refused. The female was in the company of an acquaintance when they realized McDaniel was following them. While attempting to get away from McDaniel, they were stopped in traffic when McDaniel exited his vehicle and approached their vehicle armed with a large knife. The acquaintance, who was legally armed with a firearm, warned McDaniel to retreat at which time McDaniel swung the knife. The acquaintance fired the weapon at that time striking McDaniel in the face.

McDaniel sustained a major injury but was conscious and alert. He drove his vehicle to a nearby business where he summoned help. The female and her acquaintance drove to a separate nearby business where they reported the incident to authorities. This incident did not involve any of the businesses where law enforcement encountered them. This is on ongoing investigation and any possible charges are pending.

McDaniel was transported to a local hospital for treatment for the gunshot wound. He was then transported to an out-of-town facility for more specialized treatment. Currently, it is not believed his injury is life threatening.

Victim Gets Cut With a Knife During Domestic

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 10:00 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to an edged weapon assault on Pleasant Drive. Officers found a victim outside the residence with several lacerations to both arms that were consistent with an edged weapon. It was determined the female suspect, who was inside the residence at that time, had used a kitchen knife against the victim during an altercation between the two of them. The suspect, Deundra Savanna Lovable Lavette, 26 years old of Dothan, was taken into custody and charged with one count of Domestic Violence Second Degree. Her bond was set at $30,000.00.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where they received treatment for the lacerations. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Deundra Savanna Lovable Lavette
Domestic Violence Second Degree
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