Mother of Suspect Arrested in Naomi Drive Murder

On June 11, 2019 Dothan Police arrested 39-year-old Tiffany Robbin Rowell and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. A bond has not been set in this case.

Rowell has been charged for her involvement in the murder of Akheem Benjamin Hall (23) of Naomi Drive on Sunday June 9, 2019. Rowell was involved in an altercation with the victim earlier the same day. She played a roll in her son, Tayshawn Malik Stevenson, coming to Naomi Drive and shooting Hall.

Police are still looking for Stevenson and ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

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.

Third Suspect Arrested in Florida Avenue Murder

On Tuesday May 29, 2019 Dothan Police Investigators located the final suspect wanted in the Florida Ave. Murder. Carlos Lindsey was located in Enterprise Alabama and taken into Custody.

Once interviews were completed Lindsey was charged with Capital Murder and Attempted Murder. No Bond has been set.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Update on Florida Avenue Murder

On May 25, 2019 at approximately 1:50 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault at 416 Florida Ave. Apt #1. On secene they found Shawn Bernard Callins and Kenisha Lashea Lee shot multiple times each.

It was determined that the suspects entered the apartment forcing their way in the front door in an attempt to commit a robbery. Once inside they began shooting at the victims, striking each one multiple times. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

Rescue responded and transported both Mr. Callins and Ms. Lee to Southeast Health Emergency Room where Mr. Callins succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Ms. Lee was shot in both legs and femur, shattering her femur. Ms. Lee was Air Lifted to a Florida Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Ms. Lee was 6 ½ -months pregnant. Once arriving in Florida Ms. Lee had to have an emergency C-Section and delivered the baby. The baby is in NICU in critical condition, and Ms. Lee is in ICU in Critical condition with a Rod and Guide in her Femur.

During the investigation two of the suspects were identified as B/M Willie Gerome Blackmon and B/M Kaleb Tyreak Tubbs both 18 years of age, and both of Dothan.

Both Blackmon and Tubbs were later apprehended and through the investigation both suspects were charged with Capital Murder relating to the Robbery and attempted Murder for shooting Ms. Lee.

Both Blackmon and Tubbs are in custody at the Houston County jail under No Bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Shooting leaves 2 injured

The Dothan Police Department Patrol Division has responded to the 400 block of Florida Avenue where two victims of gunshot violence have been transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

We are working to identify the shooter and ask that anyone with information about this case please call dispatch immediately at 615-3000 for Crime Stoppers.

Responding officers did a tremendous job utilizing tourniquets off of their personal kits to take life-saving measures for these victims. We would like to thank Dothan fire department and Pilcher’s ambulance service for their quick response to come in and support and continue these efforts.

Arrest Made in Recent Vehicle Break-ins

On May 13th and 14th Dothan Police received reports of fifteen vehicle break-ins on the east side of Dothan. The reports were from Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive. An investigation began in the crimes and video was released of one of the suspects.

On May 16th the investigator working the case was off duty and made contact with a person he believed to be the suspect in the vehicle break-ins at the Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of E. Main Street. The suspect was identified as 21 year old Nhayquan Travone Bethel of Dothan. He was in the company of 23 year old Shantoria Lashaey Owens, also of Dothan.

Based on information gathered during the investigation Investigators conducted a search warrant of the room and vehicle belonging to the two suspects and recovered property taken from the recent break-ins. The property recovered included several firearms, purses, and wallets belonging to the victims.

Nhayquan Travone Bethel has been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has bonds totaling $210,000.00. Shantoria Lashaey Owens has also been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has bonds totaling $210,000.00. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Several Vehicle Break-ins on East Side of Dothan

On May 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of several vehicle break-ins on the east side of the city. These break-ins occurred during the evening and early morning hours of May 13th and May 14th in the area of Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive.

Citizens reported fifteen vehicles broken into. In six of the break-ins entry was made through a busted window. The others were unlocked vehicles. Items taken during the break-ins were two hand guns, as well as, various items such as wallets and purses.

Dothan Police would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles every time you leave them and never leave valuable items inside of your vehicle, especially in plain view. A video of the suspect has been placed below. Dothan Police request if you have any information about these crimes or recognize the person in the video to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or you can contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Dothan Narcotics Officers and DEA make Meth Bust

On 05/14/2019 Dothan Police Narcotics Officers and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents made contact with Jackie Lee King, in the 11000 block of East State Highway 52, Columbia, Alabama. During contact, King was found in possession of approximately 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $20,000.00. King was placed under arrest for Drug Trafficking and taken to the Dothan City Jail. King’s bond was set at $500,000.00. This arrest concludes a lengthy investigation into the methamphetamine drug trade in Dothan and the surrounding areas.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Credit Card Skimmer Found at Local Gas Station

On Tuesday May 14, 2019 Dothan Police recovered a credit card skimmer from a local gas station. An employee at the Marathon Station in the 3300 block of W. Main St. located the device. The employee was alerted to the skimmer because the seal on the gas pump was tampered with. Once the device was found the employee notified police. It is believed that the skimmer was installed sometime the night prior after the gas station was closed.

The Dothan Police Department has put together a few tips to help the public avoid credit card fraud by gas pump skimmers:

  • Take a close look at the pump: Avoid pumps that have had the seal cut, removed, or appears to be tampered with. If you believe the seal has been tampered with, notify the gas station attendant immediately.
  • Pay inside, instead of at the pump
  • Check your credit card statements and sign up for fraud alerts

If you believe that you may be the victim of credit card fraud, contact your credit card company immediately and make a report with your local law enforcement agency.

Below are images of different types of seals at local gas stations and the skimmer that was found today.