Two Men Charged with Assault

On 7/25/2022, a male victim was assaulted in the 200 block of Headland Avenue. While the victim was having a conversation with an individual, two males approached him from behind and struck him on the head with an unknow object. When he fell to the ground, he was kicked multiple times by the suspects. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for a laceration to the head before being released.

Alexander Jamal Heard, 26 years old of Dothan, and Dominic Anthony Millette, 36 Years old of Dothan, were both arrested and charged with Assault Second Degree. Each one had a bond set at $15,000.00.

Man Charged with Attempted Assault

On May 26, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett attempted to shoot the victim while the victim was driving in the 400 block of Logue Street in Dothan.

On June 7, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett, 46 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Sirrico Santonio Bennett – Attempted Assault First Degree

Man Assaulted and Robbed at a Local Motel

On May 29, 2022, a man was invited to a local motel by a female acquaintance. While there, the man was assault by two other individuals who were hiding and waiting on him. At least one of those individuals was armed with a weapon. During the assault, the victim was pushed into a large glass window which broke. Pieces of the broken glass cut the victim causing a serious arm injury. The victim had surgery for his injury and is still undergoing treatment. Money was taken from the victim during the assault. Thus far, three individuals have been arrested for this incident.

Rickel Elijah Daniel, 23 years old of Dothan; Desaree Bronbdell Chaffins, 29 years old of Dothan; and Brandy Hope Townsend, 43 years old of Dothan; have all been charged with one count of Robbery First Degree. Their bond was set at $60,000.00 each.

Woman Charged After Waving A Pistol Towards Officer

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dothan Police Department responded to an assault call in the Chapelwood neighborhood.  The suspect was identified as Rita Davis.  Davis was alleged to have struck the victim on the head with a concrete block which instigated a physical altercation between the two.  An officer arrived and was speaking to the victim and witnesses when Davis walked up waving a handgun and pointed it at the victim who was standing next to the officer.  The officer ordered Davis to drop the weapon but she initially refused to comply.  Davis eventually placed the weapon in her boot and the officer was able to take her into custody.  The victim received treatment for a minor injury. 

Rita Davis, 50 years old of Dothan, was charged with Assault Second Degree, Menacing, and Obstructing Governmental Operations.  Her bond was set at $24,000.00.

Rita Davis – Assault Second Degree,
Menacing, and Obstructing Governmental Operations


Man Seriously Injured After Being Struck With a Shovel

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.

Mark Anthony Vaudo – Assault First Degree

Two Dothan Women Charged With Robbery

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.

Woman Arrested After Cutting the Man She Wanted A Relationship With

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.

Tayla Thompson – Assault Second Degree

Man Gets Shot While Trying To Get A Haircut

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.

WANTED: Damien Antwan Jackson – Attempted Murder



Man Attacked With Paintball Gun

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.

Avonte’ O’Shawn Dozier – Assault 1st Degree

Man Fired Weapon At Several Individuals

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.

Roy Lee James – Attempted Assault 1st X5
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