Officer Bitten by Drug Suspect

On 1/18/20, The Dothan Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 blk of Blackshear for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver was in possession of crack cocaine.  As the officers attempted to place the driver, Kenneth Glasgow,  in custody a struggle ensued as the officers were trying to get Glasgow  handcuffed. In the process of the struggle,  Glasgow attempted to swallow the crack cocaine and an officer put his finger in Glasgow’s mouth in order to retrieve the evidence.  Glasgow then bit down on the officers finger causing an injury.  The evidence was recovered and Glasgow was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Assault 2nd degree.

Glasgow is currently being held on no bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Shooter-Kidnapper Arrested

On 1/18/2020, The Dothan Police have arrested Juan Marcus Roberson (28) for the shooting of one victim and kidnapping the second.  Roberson was arrested Saturday night after he fled the shooting in the 100 blk of woods Drive. Roberson grabbed the kidnapping victim, Tanesha McLeod  and pushed her in the car and assaulted her all the way to Montgomery.  Once in Montgomery, Roberson stopped for gas and Miss McLeod was able to gain control over the vehicle and fled to another gas station in Montgomery.

The Montgomery Police Department responded and got into a foot pursuit of Roberson and  he was able to evade capture initially but was later captured by the Montgomery Police with the help of helicopters and police K-9s.

Roberson is being charged with Attempted Murder, Kidnapping 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree and Sodomy 1st degree, and is being held with no bond.

The shooting victim received a single gunshot wound to the chest and made it through surgery and he is listed in stable condition.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Montgomery Police Department, The Troy Police Department, The Dale County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit and the US Marshals for their assistance in bringing this case to closure without further victims.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Juvenile Shot in Ankle in Drive-By Shooting

On 1/5/2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 4800 blk of Montgomery Hwy in reference to a person shot. When officers arrived, they were informed that an  SUV had came through the parking lot and opened fire on a group of juveniles.  One of the bullets struck a 15 year old in the ankle.  The juvenile was treated and released.

The Dothan Police Department takes this kind of act  very seriously and will be releasing more information in the near future.

If anyone has any information you are encouraged to contact the Dothan Police at 334-615-3000.

Dothan Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Domestic Violence

The Dothan Police have arrested David Prokopchuk for kidnapping and domestic violence 1st degree . The Dothan Police received a call from the Southeast Health about a woman in the emergency room. When police arrived, they found that the victim had been held against her will for over 12 hours.  The victim had extensive physical bruises and broken bones. The victim was able to flee from the suspect  and made it to the emergency room.

The suspect, David Prokopchuk (32) is being held without  bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Two Dothan Police Officers Bitten During Arrest

The Dothan Police were dispatched to 1300 blk of West Main for a disorderly/trespassing call. Once officers arrived, they began to struggle with Steven Lawrence (38) of Dothan. During the struggle, two Dothan Police Officers were bitten  and assaulted while trying  to take Lawrence into custody. Both officers received treatment and were released from  South East Health. Lawrence will be charged with 2 counts of Assault 2nd  and will be held on no bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Son Used Hatchet on Mother During Argument

The Dothan Police responded to the 1000 block of Woodlawn in reference to a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they found a victim with hatchet wounds on the head and arm.  The suspect is Brandon Holmes (26) the son of the victim.  After the assault, Holmes tried to steal a car but was apprehended by police.  Holmes  is being charged with Attempted Murder and Attempted Theft of Property 1st and is being held on no bond. The victim is being treated for serious but  non-life threating injuries.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

 

Dothan Police Assaulted

Two Dothan Police Officers were assaulted last night while performing a traffic stop in the 2100 blk of Montgomery Hwy. The driver attempted to throw narcotics in the back seat of his car. As officers tried to place Brandon Rashawn McGhee in handcuffs he began to fight and throw punches at both officers. Both officers received minor injuries and Brandon McGee fled the scene on foot.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Brandon McGhee please call the Dothan Police at (334) 615-3000.

Dothan Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

On 10/24/2019 Dothan Police responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of W. Powell Street and Edgewood Drive. Officer quickly determined that the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are conducting searches and interviews throughout the area.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. We will stringently protect the identity of anyone that provides information.

Dothan Police Investigate Stabbing

On 10/23/2019 Dothan Police responded to an edged weapon assault on Kristie Drive. It was determined that the victim had been stabbed in the upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital and underwent emergency surgery due to his injury. He is currently stable but still listed in critical condition.

The investigation revealed that the all parties involved are acquainted and there was no danger to the community.

Investigators have identified the suspect as Elmer Gomez. Gomez was last seen in the Kristie Road area following the assault.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gomez are urged to contact the Dothan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. We will stringently protect the identity of anyone that provides information.