On 7/15/2022 several juveniles were involved in at altercation in the 1200 block of Lake Street. Some of the juveniles left but soon retuned in a vehicle driven by Shakita Crittenton. The juveniles exited the vehicle and retrieved a handgun from the trunk of Crittenton’s vehicle and began firing at a vehicle occupied by the other juveniles while Crittenton watched. Crittenton aided these juveniles by giving them a firearm and transporting them to and from the incident location.
As a result of this incident, on 7/20/2022, Criminal Investigators executed a search warrant at Crittenton’s residence. During the search, illegal narcotics were found in a common area of the residence which two juveniles had access to. Also found were two puppies in crates in two different closets. Both puppies were malnourished and underweight. Dothan Animal Services responded and took possession of both puppies.
Shakita Leann Crittenton, 35 years old of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Animal Cruelty, two counts of Chemical Endangerment, two counts of Attempted Assault First Degree, and one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle. She is currently being held with no bond.
On 7/20/2022, an alert motorist traveling in the 2100 block of Webb Road saw a toddler crawling on the edge of the roadway. The motorist called 911 and held the child until authorities arrived. The residence the toddler belonged to was located and the front door was standing open. The toddler’s father, Raymond Smith, was found asleep in a back bedroom. Located in the bedroom with Smith were various controlled narcotics that he did not have a prescription for.
Raymond Oliver Smith, 19 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Reckless Endangerment, one count of Chemical Endangerment, and three counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $51,000.00.
On 5/31/2022, Dothan Police Department answered a call in the 200 block of Westmont Drive where it was reported two small children had been left at home alone. One child was reported to have consumed over the counter medication. Officers arrived and confirmed the two children were in fact home alone and had access to narcotics in the home that were within their reach. The guardian of the children, Terry Sims, arrived home from running an errand and stated he had knowledge of narcotics being in the home. Both children received a medical evaluation at a local hospital and were released. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Terry Lee Sims, 65 years old of Dothan, has been charged with two counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child. His bond was set at $5,000.00