On Wednesday, November16, 2022, during the early morning hours, officers with the Dothan Police Department located a wanted felon, Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. Byrd was wanted for several outstanding warrants related to the Burglary of Money Mizer Pawn and Jewelry on August 12, 2022, in which multiple guns were stolen. Byrd was the last of four suspects to be taken into custody for this crime. He has been evading apprehension since the time of the crime. It was determined Byrd had committed multiple crimes throughout the city while being on the run.
In addition to his outstanding warrants, Byrd has now received the following additional charges:
1 Count of Possession of Burglary Tools
2 Counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance
25 Counts of Theft of Property Second Degree
19 Counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.
Byrd is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with No Bond.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at approximately 11:20 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to a burglary at Dollar General in the 1000 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers confirmed a suspect had broken the front glass window and gained access then took several pieces of merchandise from the business before fleeing. Officers reviewed surveillance video and recognized the suspect.
Officers located the suspect later in the night next to a vacant residence in the area which was believed he was frequenting. A search warrant of the residence led to the recovery of multiple pieces of merchandise matching what was taken during the burglary.
Damon Renwick Goodson, 51 years old of Dothan, was determined to have been responsible for several other burglaries within recent weeks. Goodson was charged with six counts of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Theft of Property First Degree, one count of Theft of Property Second Degree, three counts of Theft of Property Third Degree, and one count of Criminal Mischief Third Degree. His bond has been set at $68,000.00.
On Monday, 9/19/2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a burglary at City Church Dothan on West Selma Street. Officers found forced entry had been made into the church and several items removed, along with damage done to the interior of the church. With help of the surrounding community, two individuals responsible for this were located nearby. Those two individuals have been identified as juveniles and were charged with Burglary Third Degree.
On Monday morning, September 12, 2022, the Dothan Police Department was notified of a Burglary in the 3000 block of East Cottonwood Road. There were also several reports of breaking and entering vehicles in various locations. As the investigation began, it was determined the same individual was responsible for all of them.
Kasondra Kay Strickland, 23 years old of Enterprise, AL, was charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree and six counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Her bond was set at $75,000.00.
During the late-night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business. Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.
The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) began an immediate investigation. With the help of the community, we began following leads that have now led to the arrest of three individuals thus far, and one additional suspect is still being sought.
The investigation has led to the recovery of only a small portion of the stolen firearms, and the recovery of the stolen vehicle used in the burglary.
Antonio Vanquise Streeter, 33 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Conspiracy to commit Burglary Third Degree.
Freshawn Dejon Butler, 25 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.
Richard Alexander Wilson Jr., 26 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.
Still being sought is Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. If anyone knows the whereabout of Byrd, they are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more charges are possible.
During the late night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business. Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.
The Dothan Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in this incident. If you have any information you think may be related to this incident you are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers 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. A reward may be offered for information that leads to the apprehension of the suspects involved in this incident.
On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a burglary call in the 300 Block of East Lafayette Street. The occupants of the residence were not home but witnesses saw a man carrying a window air-conditioner out of the residence. Thanks to the observant witness, within minutes, officers located the suspect and the air-conditioner just a few blocks away.
Kelvin Krushion Smith, 52 years old of Dothan, was charged with Burglary Third Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.
On Monday morning, 5/9/2022, the Dothan Police Department was contacted about a burglary that had already occurred at the Alfred Saliba Family Service Center on West Lafayette Street in Dothan. Officers discovered the inside of the building had been devastated by ruthless vandals who entered the building and deliberately destroyed as much property as they could. Numerous windows were broken, office equipment destroyed, fire extinguishers released, and graffiti spray painted on the walls. Through the course of the investigation, we have determined there are multiple suspects responsible for the devastation. It appears the suspects are juvenile age to young adult age. The investigation is ongoing, and evidence is still being processed. Video evidence is being processed as well and as soon as pictures of suspects are available, they will be released if possible.
We ask that anyone with information related to this incident please contact Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Information can be provided anonymously if you wish.
UPDATE: Late Monday afternoon, 5/9/2022, it was reported that several suspects were attempting to break into the Alfred Saliba Family Service Center again. This was the third burglary in two days. When patrol officers arrived, a short foot pursuit ensued, and all subjects were taken into custody. It was learned all subjects were juveniles under the age of 16. Some of the individuals were also responsible for the burglaries the day before as well. Through the course of this investigation, we have now determined the identity of all subjects responsible for all three burglaries in the last two days at the Alfred Salida Family Service Center. All suspects involved are juveniles under the age of 16, therefore, due to the juvenile privacy laws, no further suspect information can be released. Most of the stolen property has been recovered during the investigation as well.
We would like to thank the public for their valuable help in solving this crime. Oftentimes, the smallest piece of information can be what’s needed to break a case. Information from the community along with catching the suspects on Monday afternoon are what led to solving this crime that left four local businesses in total devastation. These businesses will remain closed for an undetermined about of time until repairs can be made, and equipment can be repaired or replaced.
On April 1, 2022, 33 year-old Anthony Kevin Phillips, Jr., of Dothan, went to the victim’s residence on Cynitha Drive where he was allowed entry because the victim was familiar with him. After entering, the victim quickly realized Phillips was not acting in a rational manner as he became hostile. The victim, in fear of their safety, repeatedly told Phillips to leave as the victim retreated to a back room. Phillips followed and threw the victim to the floor before a family member intervened. When officers arrived, Phillips was still present. As a result of his actions, Phillips was charged with Burglary second degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.
On October 9, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators began a murder investigation into the death of Sincere Tyson that occurred on Blissett Drive. Investigators found that Tyson had suffered from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Investigators have been working tirelessly on this case since the date it occurred. On December 8, 2021, Investigators finally have enough evidence to announce charges on one individual involved in the crime.
Early in the investigation, Investigators identified the suspect, Solomon Cooper of Climax, GA, as a person of interest in this case. After many search warrants and subpoenas issued for various items, Investigators found enough evidence that implicates Cooper in the murder. Warrants were obtained for Cooper’s arrest and he currently incarcerated on unrelated charges in Georgia. Once those charges are addressed in Georgia, Cooper will be extradited to Dothan to face charges in this case.
Solomon Terrell Cooper (19) of Climax, GA is charged with one count of Capital Murder-Burglary. Once he is extradited to Alabama, Cooper will be held without bond. More charges are expected at a later date.