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.
On April 20, 2022, a robbery and assault of a male victim occurred in the 200 block of West Adams Street in Dothan. The allegations are that while the victim was walking down the street, two females approached him in a vehicle. The females confronted him and demanded his property while threatening to spray him with pepper spray. While running form the suspects, the victim dropped some of his property. The two suspects took the victims property and got back in their vehicle and left. While leaving, the suspect’s vehicle struck the victim causing minor injury. As a result of these allegations, Tatyanna Shambrea Musgrove, 23 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Robbery Second Degree. Her bond was set at $30,000.00. Matilda Gabrielle Young, 22 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Robbery Second Degree and one count of Assault Second Degree. Her bond has been set at $45,000.00.
On Saturday, 4/30/2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to Sunset Drive and met the victim of an edge weapon assault that had occurred on Torino Drive. The victim received lacerations to the face, hand, and arm, but they were not serious. The suspect, 19 year-old Tayla Thompson, of Headland, confronted the victim because she was attempting to have a relationship with him, and she discovered they did not share the same vision. While engaged in a conversation, it escalated to the point she produced a knife and as a result, he received the injuries. Thompson was charged with one count of Assault Second Degree. Her bond was set at $15,000.00.
On April 11, 2022, officers responded to a firearm assault in the 1300 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers made contact with the victim who had received a gunshot wound to his hand. The victim stated he was at this location waiting to get a haircut when he was approached by the suspect. They exchanged words about an ongoing issue between them before the suspect produced a handgun. As the victim was running away, a shot was fired at him striking him in the hand. The victim was treated on the scene by Dothan Fire and Rescue before he drove himself to the hospital for further treatment.
The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Damien Antwan Jackson of Dothan. He is currently wanted for attempted murder as a result of this incident. Anyone with information about this incident, or the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.
On April 4, 2022, at approximately 10:50 PM, Dothan Police officers responded to an assault call in the 1800 block of Lake Street. Officers found the victim with injuries to his face, neck, arms, and torso. The investigation revealed that during a verbal argument, the suspect, Avonte’ O’Shawn Dozier, used a paintball gun and shot the victim multiple times from a close range. Most of the victim’s injuries were minor except for an orbital socket injury that initially appeared to be moderate to severe. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent treatment for his injuries.
It is believed Dozier used the paintball gun as a dangerous weapon for the purpose of intentionally causing injury to the victim. This, coupled with the fact the victim did receive a serious physical injury, 24 year-old Avonte’ O’Shawn Dozier of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.
On April 1, 2022, 34 year-old Roy Lee James, of Dothan fired several shots from a weapon toward a vehicle occupied by an adult and four juveniles. The incident took place in the 100 block of Clayton Street, a public housing community. Just prior to this, an altercation had taken place between one of James’ family members and one of the persons in the vehicle, which apparently led James to seek retaliation. Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident. As a result, James was charged with five counts of Attempted Assault first degree. His bond was set at $75,000.00.
On March 26, 2022, Candance Ann Smith engaged in a road rage incident that began near Blakely, GA. Smith attempted multiple times to stop the victim, with whom she had been in a relationship with, and his vehicle between Blakely, GA, and Dothan.
Once in the 1400 block of Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, Smith’s vehicle and the victim’s vehicle collided while traveling on the roadway. As a result, the victim’s vehicle lost control and left the roadway, receiving moderate damage. Neither of the two adult occupants in the victim’s vehicle was injured.
On March 13, 2022, the Dothan Police Department responded to a residence on Denton Road in reference to a domestic violence call. Officers made contact with the victim and learned the suspect, 25 year-old Kwentez Lamonte Thomas forced his way into the victims residence while armed with a weapon and began choking her and threatened to kill her.
Kwentez Lamonte Thomas, of Crusseta, GA, was charged with one count of domestic violence first degree and one count of domestic violence strangulation. His bond is $90,000.00.
On February 4, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to an address in the 300 block of Rimson Road for an edged weapon assault. When officers arrived on scene, the victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds to his chest and shoulder. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Patrol officers responding to information gathered from the scene were able to locate the suspect a short distance from the scene. Dothan Police Investigators began working the crime scene. The victim was identified as Frenando Quantrill Jones (41) of Dothan.
According to witnesses, Jones and the suspect, Latrevius Thomas-Jackson, became involved in an argument over Thomas-Jackson’s treatment of a female in Jones’ presence. The argument turned into a physical altercation where only minor injuries were reported. Thomas-Jackson then went to the kitchen of the residence, grabbed a large kitchen knife, and returned to continue the altercation with Jones. During the next physical altercation, Thomas-Jackson used the knife to stab Jones multiple times. Jones fled the scene after the incident. Investigators were able to locate the weapon they believe was involved in the incident after statements made by Jones.
Latrevius Hyshon Thomas-Jackson (22) was charged with Murder and is being held on $1.5 million bond.
On January 24, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of Shadowlawn Drive in Dothan. According to witnesses, the victim and the suspect, Iveonna Turner, got into a physical altercation at that address. During the altercation, Turner struck the victim, who was pregnant, several times in the stomach using her hands and feet during the assault. After the incident, the victim sought medical treatment for pain in her stomach.
A medical examination confirmed the assault lead to injuries of the fetus that left the fetus unviable and unable to survive. In the State of Alabama, a fetus, regardless of its viability, is considered a person. Turner, as a result of the incident, has been charged with murder.
Iveonna Samone Lashay Turner (20) of Dothan has been charged with Murder. Turner’s bond has been set at $500,000.