New Charges for Murder Suspect

During the early morning hours of Sunday, February 5, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was called to the 500 block of North Foster Street in reference to a robbery of a person. After speaking to the female victim, it was determined she and the suspect, Jamie Emmanuel Townes, had an argument that led to him assaulting her and taking her purse and vehicle.  As a result, Jamie Emmanuel Townes, 31 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of Robbery Third Degree. He currently has no bond.

At the time of this incident, Townes was out on bond for Murder. Part of his conditions of being on bond for the Murder was to not be involved in any criminal activity. Because of that, his previous bond has been revoked and he currently remains in the Houston County Jail.

Jamie Emmanuel Townes – Robbery Third Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes

The Dothan Police Department has been conducting an ongoing investigation into allegations of an adult male having inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 16. As a result of the investigation, on Thursday February 2, 2023, the Dothan Police Department charged 21 year-old Javanta Jaquan Campbell of Dothan with one count of Production of Child Pornography, two counts of Rape Second Degree, two counts of Traveling to Meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act, and three counts of Sodomy Second Degree. His bond has been set at $330,000.00.

Due to the nature of these crimes and the Alabama Juvenile Privacy laws, no further information will be released.

Javanta Jaquan Campbell – Production of Child Pornography X1, Rape Second Degree X2, Traveling to Meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act X2, and Sodomy Second Degree X3

Dothan Man Shot in Hand

During the evening hours of Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the Dothan Police Department responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 500 block of East Selma Street. Upon arrival, it was determined an adult male had received a gunshot to his hand. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Exact details are not known at this time due to conflicting information being provided. The exact location of the incident has not been determined as of now.

This appears to be an isolated incident and we have no reason to believe the community should be alarmed.

Dothan Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

On Monday, January 30, 2023, the Dothan Police Department began investigating an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact between an adult male and a juvenile under the age of 16. As a result of the investigation, the Dothan Police Department has charged 19 year old Froilan Joel Ramirez-Lopez of Dothan, with one count of Sexual Abuse First Degree and one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse First Degree. He is currently being held with no bond.

Due to the nature of this case and the Alabama Juvenile Privacy laws, no further information will be released about this case.

Froilan Joel Ramirez Lopez – Sexual Abuse First Degree X1 and Attempted Sexual Abuse First Degree X1

Man Charged with Attempted Assault

During the early morning hours of Friday, January 27, 2023, two individuals engaged in a verbal altercation in the yard of a residence in the 100 block of Michigan Drive. During that altercation, Corey Ray Chaney fired a handgun at the victim, grazing him on the neck. The victim sustained minor injury that is non-life threatening. Corey Ray Chaney, 29 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Corey Ray Chaney – Attempted Assault First Degree

Multiple Vehicles Broken Into

The Dothan Police Department is investigating multiple vehicles broken into over the past weekend along the Westside and Northside of Ross Clark Circle in the parking lots of multiple businesses. During these break-ins, suspects broke the windows of several vehicles and stole valuables.

We ask that anyone who may have information related to any of these incidents to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you may 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.

We would like to remind everyone to not leave items such as purses, wallets, electronics, gift bags, or any other valuables in your vehicle in plain sight. Even if locked, thieves will not hesitate to damage your vehicle to take your property. Keep all your valuables in the trunk or other locked areas of your vehicle.

Juvenile Shot During Drive-By

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at approximately 6:45 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 900 block of East Selma Street for gunshots fired into an occupied residence. The residence was occupied by several individuals, one of which was a juvenile that was struck in the hand. The extent of the juvenile’s injury is not known at this time; further medical evaluation will be conducted to determine if the juvenile will lose a finger or not.

The Dothan Police Department is seeking help from the local community in identifying the person or persons responsible for this incident. The suspect vehicle has been described as a dark color Dodge Charger with blue camouflage on the sides. If you have any information related to this incident, we ask that you call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Anyone wanting to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guar and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

Shooting Leads to Murder Arrest

On Monday, January 2, 2023, at 3:10 AM Dothan Police Officers and Dothan Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a possible suicide at Highland Hills Apartment Complex on South Brannon Stand Road. Officers and Paramedics arrived and began life saving measures on the victim. The victim, 48 year-old Richard Brandon Littlefield, sustained one gunshot wound to the upper torso. The only other person present at the time of the incident, 31 year-old Justin Tyler Marchozzi, is the one who called 911.

After gathering evidence at the crime scene, and gathering information from neighboring witnesses, Marchozzi was charged with one count of Murder with a $1.5 Million Bond, and one count of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Pistol with a $15,000.00 Bond. No motive for this incident has been determined at this time. The investigation of this case continues; however, no further arrests are expected at this time.

Justin Tyler Marchozzi – one count of Murder and one count of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Pistol

Firearm assault leaves one dead

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:58 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive to the report of a firearm assault in which one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed there was in fact one victim that had already been transported to Southeast Health by a personal vehicle. Officers arrived at the hospital and discovered the victim suffered from a single gunshot to the upper torso. The victim was in critical condition and was immediately taken to surgery where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alfonso Morrissette, of Dothan.

On the night prior, Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at approximately 6:15 P.M., two suspects shot at Morrisette at the same location, but he was not hit. Various residences and vehicles were hit during this incident. It has now been determined 20-year-old Zyshawn Codaun Coker and 19-year-old Keith Shukar Helms, both from Dothan, are the two suspects responsible for shooting at Morrissette on Wednesday night.

Zyshawn Coker has been charged with three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle and one count of Attempted Murder. These charges are in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.

When located, Helms will be charged with the same charges in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.

Thursday night’s incident in which Morrissette died, is still under investigation. The Dothan Police Department asks that anyone who has information related to the death of Morrissette to please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information in an anonymous capacity, 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.

Dothan Man Murdered on Alexander Drive

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:58 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive to the report of a firearm assault in which one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed there was in fact one victim that had already been transported to Southeast Health by a personal vehicle. Officers arrived at the hospital and discovered the victim suffered from a single gunshot to the upper torso. The victim was in critical condition and was immediately taken to surgery where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alfonso Morrissette, of Dothan.

No further information is known at this time. We are in the preliminary stage of the investigation, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

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