On Aug. 5th 2019 Performance Machine Works, located in the 300 block of Southgate Rd. was a victim of an attempted burglary. The suspects were seen on video surveillance damaging the locks on the fronts doors in an attempt to gain entry into the business. When unsuccessful they went to the rear of the business and damaged the roll up doors before fleeing on foot.
On Aug. 6th 2019 the same two suspects went back to the business and were able to make entry at the rear of the building. Once inside the suspects stole five handguns from the business and damaged a glass case.
Patrol officers were able to identify a suspect in the burglary and made contact with them at Tanglewood Apartments on W. Inez Road. Investigators were called to the scene and a search warrant was conducted at the home of the suspects.
During the search warrant all five handguns were recovered as well as clothing that was worn during the burglary.
Dothan Police arrested 18 year old Jamir Yasin Baxter of Dothan and charged him with one count of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 3rd degree. He has a $10,000.00 bond.
Dothan Police also arrested a juvenile for Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and the juvenile was placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center.
On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Dothan Police Officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the area of Murphy Mill Road for a traffic violation. The driver of the truck fled from officers pulling a utility trailer. The driver drove through the yard of a nearby residence causing damage to the residence and fence. The suspect ended up in a wooded area on Riveredge Parkway in Dothan, leaving the truck and trailer and set out into the woods on foot.
Officers searched the area with help from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Aviation Support Program, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, ALEA Investigators and Alabama State Troopers. During the search officers located several other pieces of stolen property from the Dothan area. Two more utility trailers and a lawn mower were discovered that had been stolen from a nearby church. In the bed of the truck were numerous stolen items from a recent burglary in Geneva County to include several firearms, televisions, tools, and electronics.
The suspect was not located until several hours later when a resident in the 200 block of Riveredge Parkway returned home and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under a bed in the home. Police responded to the residence to investigate. With the idea that this was the suspect from this morning a Police K9 was deployed into the hose after verbal warnings were given. After no response the K9 searched the residence and encountered the suspect in a bedroom and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the right bicep.
The suspect was identified as 44 year old white male Jason Dewayne Creel of Dothan. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the Police K9.
Once the suspect was in custody the resident noticed that their family dog, a mixed breed lab/bulldog, was missing from the home. The dog was located under the deck at the rear of the home. The dog had been stabbed by the suspect multiple times in the throat. The family dog, Buddy, did not survive this attack. Creel later admitted to police that the dog “came at him” so he stabbed him with his pocket knife.
Creel, wet and dirty from his time in the wooded area removed his clothes and hid them in a closet. He helped himself to food and drink from the refrigerator. Creel also logged into the family computer and watched pornography until he finally crawled under a bed and fell asleep until awoken by Dothan Police K9 Xander.
Jason Dewayne Creel is charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, one count of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Firearms. He is being held with no bond in this case.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Dothan Police Department was called to the 100 block of Radford Circle in reference to a report of a robbery and assault. Upon arrival, officers determined the door to the victim’s residence had been kicked in by two black male suspects. The suspects had their faces covered with shirts and at least one of the suspects was armed with a long gun. While one suspect rummaged through the victim’s house looking for money and valuables, the other suspect physically assaulted the victim. While the one suspect was assaulting the victim, the shirt came off of his face and the victim recognized him as a previous acquaintance. The victim was able to provide the one suspect’s identity to police. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone before making their getaway. The victim’s injuries were minor and did not require medical treatment. Investigators have located and charged the one suspect, 22-year-old Con’travius Deunte Parks of Dothan, with one count of Burglary First-Degree and one count of Robbery First-Degree with a $150,000.00 bond on each charge. The investigation is ongoing and the Dothan Police Department asks that anyone with information related to this incident please contact the Dothan Police Department at 615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 793-7000.
On July 17, 2018 patrol officers recognized a man wanted in connection with several burglaries of local businesses. Patrol officers were able to capture 20 year old Brandon Lashun Pearson of Liberty Ct. Dothan.
From June 18, 2018 to July 17, 2018 several local businesses were burglarized by breaking out the front glass doors. Pearson was charged with seven counts of Burglary 3rd degree. The businesses he was charged with are the Dollar General and Hop-In on Cottonwood Highway, Italian Express and People Ready on Ross Clark Circle, Styles Unlimited Barber Shop on South Oates St., Wiregrass Recreation Center on Sixth Ave., and the Family Dollar on Palm Jean Road. Pearson was also charged with one count of Robbery 1st degree for the Robbery of a person in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue.
Pearson was booked into the Dothan City Jail and has bonds totaling $161,000.00.
Dothan Police Investigators arrested Jared Michael Manuel, 35, of Camelot Court, Dothan and charged him with two counts of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Burglary 2nd degree, and four counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
Investigators say Manuel was charged with the Burglary of a home in the 800 block of Liveoak Trail in April of 2018. He was charged with another Burglary of a home in the 200 block of Glenn Eagles Road in May 2018. In June of 2018 the Carmike Cinema located on Executive Park Dr. was burglarized and Manuel was charged with that crime as well. His has bonds totaling $42,500.00.
On 03/17/2018, 19 year old Joshua Dederich from Waters Circle, Midland City, was arrested for Burglary 3rd Degree. This stems from a burglary at a business in the 4000 block of Montgomery Hwy., Dothan Alabama.
Shortly after 8 PM on Saturday, March 17th Dothan Police received a call of a possible death at the residence located at 611 Hodgesville Road, Dothan. Once officers arrived, it was apparent that this was a crime scene. 91 year old Mabel Fowler was determined to be the victim of a homicide.
Investigators and Crime Scene Technicians worked throughout the evening and well into Sunday morning processing the scene and collecting evidence. Throughout the course of the investigation we located, interviewed and charged one person with committing the heinous murder. We have charged Joe Nathan Duncan, 58 years old of Dothan, with one Count of Capital Murder. He has been placed in the Jail under a “no bond”.
The investigation is continuing and more detail will be released at a press briefing on Monday morning at 10:30 AM.
On 06/17/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 22 year old Quderius Robinson, of Chloe Court and 24 year old Elijha Martin, of Judson Street, with two counts of Burglary 1st degree, Rape 1st degree, and Sodomy 1st degree.
The investigation revealed that Robinson and Martin, armed with a handgun, broke into an occupied residence located in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue. One of the occupants in that residence was assaulted during the burglary.
A short time later Robinson and Martin, still armed, broke into a residence in the 1200 block of Robbins Street. Both subjects sexually assaulted a female juvenile inside that residence. The victim in this case did receive medical treatment for injuries sustained in the assault. Due to the victim’s age no other details can be released.
Investigators and Patrol Units worked through the night and next morning attempting to locate both subjects. Both subjects were located and taken into custody where they are currently being held with no bond. Investigators served several search warrants and located evidence related to these crimes.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.