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.

Busy 24 Hours for The Dothan Police

On 10/24/2019, The Dothan Police responded to a person shot in the 1200 block of Greenwood. Officers found Bernard Bryant (25) with a fatal gunshot wound to chest. Investigators are currently working on developments in the case. If you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

On 10/24/2019, the Dothan Police responded to 600 block of Woodham Road in reference to a person shot. Officers found Rodney Caliste (38) with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Investigators are currently working developments in the case. This murder is not related to the previous murder on Greenwood. If you have any information contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

Update: Dothan Police are still searching for Elmer Gomez in connection with the stabbing of Pablo Guerrero-Moreno on 10/23/2019 in the 2300 block of Kristie Road.

Update: Dothan Police are actively investigating the robbery/shooting that occurred on 10/24/2019 in the 700 block of Walnut.

The Dothan Police would like to ensure the public we are doing everything in our power to solve and close these cases. These cases are not related in anyway and if you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 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 Investigating Crash Involving Cyclist

On July 28th, 2019, at about 8:35 PM, Dothan Police responded to a crash involving a passenger car and bicycle in the 2600 block of Flynn Road.  When police arrived, it was determined the cyclist was travelling West on Flynn Road when it was struck from behind by the car.  The car then left the scene.  The cyclist received serious injuries during the crash.

The Dothan Police Department is requesting anyone with information, concerning this crash, please contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or Crimestoppers at (334) 793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

Murder on Naomi Drive in Dothan

On June 9, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 100 block of Naomi Drive. Officers arrived and found 27 year old Akheem Benjamin Hall lying in the yard deceased.

Hall was shot twice, he was struck in the forearm, and upper back area. Rescue responded to the scene, but was unsuccessful in life saving attempts.

Investigators responded to the scene and began speaking with witnesses. During the investigation a suspect was identified. Investigators are looking for 23-year-old Tayshawn Malik Stevenson for questioning. He is described as a black male  6’0″ tall and weighing approximately 230 pounds.

Dothan Police ask that anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Stevenson or any information involving this case please call 334-615-3000 or you can call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven  guilty.

Suspect Sought in Andrews Bridal Shop Robbery

On April 1, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a robbery at Andrews Bridal Shop in the 2800 block of Montgomery Highway. During the Robbery, the female employee was sexually assaulted and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the business.

Dothan Police began an investigation into the robbery. On April 3, 2019 Chipley Florida had a kidnapping and rape that was similar to the crimes committed in Dothan. The description given in both crimes were the same, as well as, other details involved in the investigation.

The Dothan Police Department began working with the Chipley Police Department and were able to identify a suspect in these crimes. The Dothan Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for black male Travis Dickson Wilson (35) of Cottondale, Florida. The arrest warrants are for one count of Robbery 1st degree, Sodomy 1st degree, and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree.

Wilson is believed to have fled the area and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. He is believed to be traveling in a Red 2018 Dodge Journey with a Florida Tag. He is also believed to be armed with a handgun. Anyone with any information on Wilson or his location is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

 

Shell Station Robbery

On April 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a Robbery at the Shell Station in the 3200 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the employee, who was not injured during the robbery.

The employee stated that at approximately 2:20 A.M. a black male entered the store wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt and black and white pants. The employee stated that the male had the hood pulled over his head and his hands in his pockets.

The male approached the counter with his hands in his pocket gesturing that he had a weapon and demanded the money from the register. The employee complied and he escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and several packs of Newport cigarettes. He fled on foot toward the rear of the business.

Pictures were obtained from the store surveillance cameras. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone that can identify the individual in the pictures or that knows anything about this crime to contact them at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Andrews Bridal Shop Robbery

On April 1, 2019 at approximately 12:30 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a Robbery at Andrews Bridal Shop in the 2800 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a female employee that was working when the robbery occurred.

The employee stated that a black male wearing a dark shirt and dark pants also wearing a ball cap entered the business and inquired about a tuxedo. The male was described as being between 25 – 30 years old, between 5’5″ and 5’9″ tall and weighing between 170-180 pounds. During her interaction with the male he hit her in the side of the head with his fist and the employee began to struggle with him. During the struggle the male produced a handgun and pointed it at her head. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and forced the victim to go to the rear of the store.

Once at the rear of the store she was forced to lay on the ground. The male then removed some of her clothing and began touching her inappropriately. At this point, customers began showing up to the store and the male exited the rear door. He was seen by witnesses getting into a small maroon SUV and leaving the scene. The victim was taken to Southeast Health for treatment with non-life threatening injuries.

The Forensics Art Department of ALEA assisted in making a sketch of the suspect that is included. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about this crime please contact them at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

 

Auburn police officer shooting

UPDATE @ 10:13pm: The suspect is no longer a threat at this time.

We are continuing to monitor the events in Auburn, Alabama a short time ago. An Auburn Police Officer was shot and critically injured after effecting a traffic stop involving a robbery suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old white male Christopher James Wallace. He may be in the company of an unknown white female. He may be wearing or in possession of a camo hoodie sweatshirt.

The vehicle is a silver Jeep Liberty bearing a Barbour County, Alabama tag 6AB5267.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the vehicle or suspect please call 911.

At the time of this post, we do not believe the suspect is in the Dothan area, but if you have any family or friends near Auburn please make them aware of this potentially dangerous situation.

Thankfully the officer who was shot is in stable condition and expected to make a recovery.

Armed Robbery at Dollar General

On August 6, 2018 Dothan Police responded to an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store located in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle. Employees of the store reported that at approximately 9:50 a.m. a black male entered the store with a green toboggan covering his face and he was armed with a handgun.

The employees stated that the suspect pointed the weapon at them and demanded money from the register. The suspect was described as being approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall and weighing approximately 140 to 160 lbs. His clothes were described as a blue long sleeve shirt and black pants with a grey stripe down the leg and white tennis shoes.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.