Suspect From Honeysuckle Road Search Apprehended with Multiple Charges

On September 2nd, 2020 Dothan Police Narcotics Investigators attempted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a Motel in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle. The driver of the vehicle, Courtney Jamal Byrd (26) of Kinsey, AL, was wanted for warrants in Dothan, Houston County, and Abbeville AL. Byrd fled from officers and drove his vehicle into a fence at the rear of the motel and fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex.

Officers were able to gather in the area and began a search for Byrd. Dothan Police Patrol Officers, Canine Teams, and Investigators were involved in the search, as well as, The Dale County Sheriffs Office Helicopter, and Houston County Deputies. After hours of searching Byrd was located in the wood line behind a residence in the 1200 block of Honeysuckle Road. He was apprehended by a Police Canine Team  and received minor injuries from his capture. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. Byrd was admitted into the hospital for dehydration and is currently being monitored.

Byrd has nine charges from the incident on September 2nd. His charges are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree, Attempting to Elude, Obstructing Governmental Operations, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No bonds have been set at this time and additional charges are pending.

Byrd was also wanted for two warrants from Dothan. Those warrants are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute and Attempting to Elude.

He had six Failure to Appear warrants with the Houston County Sheriffs Office. Two Possession/Receiving Controlled Substance, Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempting to Elude, and Drug Trafficking.

Abbeville Alabama has three warrants on Byrd. One count of Certain Persons forbidden to Possess a Firearm, Felon Registration Card, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Glasgow Arrested on Drug Charges

On August 11th 2020 Dothan Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of W. Main St. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kenneth C. Glasgow.

During the course of the traffic stop a police canine was utilized and crack cocaine along with a digital scale was recovered from inside the vehicle Glasgow was driving. Kenneth Cherden Glasgow was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Glasgow has a bond amount of $1,000.00.

24th Annual K9 Seminar Video

The Dothan Police Department K9 Unit wrapped up the 24th Annual K9 Seminar on Friday, February 7, 2020.

This annual seminar is intended to provide K9 teams from all over the country with an opportunity to do real world scenario-based training in a controlled and safe environment.

The seminar provides these guys a week of quality K9 training that allows these teams an opportunity to fix any issues they may have and make themselves better according to Sgt. William Wozniak, K9 trainer.

Teams from around the United States participated including New Jersey, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Indiana and North Carolina.

24th Annual K9 Seminar

The Dothan Police Department will be hosting its 24th Annual K9 Seminar. The seminar will be held February 3 through February 7, 2020.  K9 teams are expected to participate from all over the southeast region.  Training will focus on narcotics and explosives detection, patrol apprehension and tracking.  Each media outlet is being afforded the opportunity to come out and observe.  For further information you may contact Lieutenant R. David at rdavid@dothan.org.

 

Steven L. Parrish

Chief of Police

Dothan Police Make Drug Trafficking Arrest

On January 19, 2020 Dothan Police Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle in the 3600 block of Reeves St. for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Williams Tyrone Lawton (43) of Elderberry Dr., Dothan.

During the course of the traffic stop a canine was used and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle recovered thirteen pounds of marijuana from the front passenger floorboard.

Lawton was charged with Drug Trafficking and taken to the Dothan City Jail. His bond was placed at $100,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

 

Dothan Police Nab Car-Jacking Suspect

Dothan Police arrested Joseph Joyce (32) of Dothan, after he attempted to car-jack  two different vehicles from  two different elderly victims.  One incident occurred in the intersection of Draper and Allen and the other was in the 900 block of Eagle Rd. Both robbery attempts failed . Police canines were used to track Joyce in the area of an abandoned house in the 900 block of Allen Rd where he was arrested and charged with 2 counts of robbery 3rd and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Suspect in Early Morning Theft and Chase in Custody

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.

 

Dothan Police Make Arrest in Dusy St. Shooting

On May 8, 2019 patrol officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a maroon Honda Accord. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and officers followed the vehicle until they were able to get it stopped at the intersection of East Selma St. and South Saint Andrews Street. At the intersection the driver of the vehicle, 21 year old Deneco Laquan Dean, backed into one of the patrol cars, then went forward and rammed another patrol vehicle before he was taken into custody by a police canine unit.

After being taken into custody officers located pills and marijuana in his possession. He was taken to Southeast Health where he was treated for minor dog bite wounds then transported to the Dothan City Jail.

Dean was also the suspect in an ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred on May 5, 2019 in the area of Dusy St. in Dothan. Dean was charged with two counts of Attempted Assault 1st Degree, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree for his actions during the traffic stop. He was also charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree for his involvement in the shooting on Dusy Street. He has bonds totaling $85,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

DPD K9 Range Training

Anytime we can brag about how wonderful the canines that serve and protect you are, that’s exactly what we do! Did you know that Dothan has one of the best groups of canines because we continuously train for situations they may face in the real world. Just as it is important for officers to train with firearms it is equally important for our canines to train at the range. What’s really cool is that we take the same precautions with our dogs as we do with humans, for example did you know that our dogs wear hearing protection on the range?! Just because you can’t see them in the pictures above, don’t be fooled they are all wearing internal ear plugs and don’t mind it at all!