Traffic Fatality on Montgomery Hwy

On May 22nd, 2022, at approximately 6:05 pm the Dothan Police were dispatched to serious wreck on Montgomery Highway and Barrington Road.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver is a Hispanic Male, Benjamin Flores, 35 years of age.

The vehicle involved was an older model pickup truck.  The truck left the roadway and crossed Barrington Road after skidding through the grass and struck a telephone pole. This is an ongoing investigation by the Dothan Police Crash Team.

The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Flores family.

Pedestrian Struck On South Oates

On May 10th, 2022, at approximately 11:00 pm the Dothan Police were dispatched to a pedestrian being struck in the 2300 block of South Oates Street near the Flying J truck stop.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The name of the victim has not been confirmed at this time. Information will be released upon notification of next of kin.

The vehicle involved was not on scene and is unknown at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation by the Dothan Police Crash Team and additional information will be released when available.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

Woman Allegedly Rams Car on Roadway

On March 26, 2022, Candance Ann Smith engaged in a road rage incident that began near Blakely, GA.  Smith attempted multiple times to stop the victim, with whom she had been in a relationship with, and his vehicle between Blakely, GA, and Dothan.

Once in the 1400 block of Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, Smith’s vehicle and the victim’s vehicle collided while traveling on the roadway.  As a result, the victim’s vehicle lost control and left the roadway, receiving moderate damage.  Neither of the two adult occupants in the victim’s vehicle was injured.

Candace Anne Smith – Attempted Assault 1st X2

Friday Night Vehicle Accident Turns Out To Be The Result Of A Gunshot Wound

On March 4, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Judson Street for an accident involving a motor vehicle and a residential structure.  Upon arrival, officers quickly discovered the driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, had at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso area.  Dothan Fire and Rescue preformed life saving measures on the victim but he was determined to be deceased.

Criminal Investigators began an investigation at that point.  It was determined the victim received at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso, which was determined to be fatal.  This led to the vehicle driving thru a chain link fence, hitting an electrical pole, and colliding with a residence.  There was minimal damage to the residence and very significant damage to the vehicle.  The victim has been identified as Kevin Montrea Jones, 36 years old, from Albany, GA.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.  Police are asking anyone with information related to this matter to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or 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.

Traffic Fatality at Redmond Road

On February 24, 2022, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Flynn Road and Redmond Road. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. Upon arrival of officers, it was determined that the driver of the silver Dodge minivan, Judy Oppert, of Taylor, Alabama was deceased at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is currently under investigation by the Dothan Police Traffic Division.

The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Oppert and to those involved in the accident.

Arrest Made in Hit and Run with Injuries

On January 6, 2022, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a hit and run accident at the intersection of West Main Street and Moates Street. The two victims were treated at the scene for injuries and a juvenile was transported to the hospital for serious injuries and is currently in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene occupying a white Chevrolet Tahoe.

The suspect, Christian Wade Haney (24) of Ashford, Alabama was identified through strong community help and coordination with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

On January 10, 2022, Haney was arrested for Felony Leaving the scene of an Accident and was transported to the Houston County Jail.

The Dothan Police Department want to thank the Wiregrass Community and Houston County Sherriff’s Office for their assistance in this case. The Dothan Police Department would also like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this accident.

Pedestrian Strike on Ross Clark Circle.

On December 13, 2021, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a pedestrian strike in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle. The vehicle that was involved was traveling south bound on the Ross Clark Circle.  Upon arrival of officers, it was determined that the pedestrian, Laura Lee Cook, 54, of Dothan, Alabama was deceased at the scene. The accident is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Traffic Division at this time.

The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Cook and to those involved in the accident.

 

Traffic Fatality on Westgate Parkway

On November 23, 2021, Dothan Police Department Traffic Investigators responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 1500 block of Westgate Parkway. The crash, which involved two vehicles, resulted in the death of Jerry Hutto, of Enterprise, Alabama. The driver and occupants of the other involved vehicle received minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation at this time by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Enterprise (AL) Police Department in their assistance in this investigation.

The Dothan Police Department would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Jerry Dean Hutto.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

Motorcyclist Injured in Hit and Run Accident

On June 26, 2020, Dothan Police Traffic investigators were dispatched to a hit and run accident involving a motorcycle in the 2600 block of Nottingham Way. The victim was transported trauma alert to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Austin Tyler Enfinger (23) of Dothan, Alabama is wanted for questioning in this case. Enfinger was last seen in the area of Old Campbellton Highway in Dale County turning south onto Curry Town Road occupying a gray 2010 Suzuki SX4. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Enfinger is encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department 334-615-3000.

Community members wanting to assist anonymously can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line 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.

 

Traffic Fatality on South Oates

On April 23, 2021, Dothan Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the 4600 block of South Oates Street. A small SUV was traveling south bound on South Oates Street and struck James Allen Sharp, 41 years of age, of Bonifay, Florida. Mr. Sharp was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

The crash is being investigated by the Dothan Police Department Crash Team.

The Dothan Police Department would like to express our deepest sympathies to Mr. Sharp’s Family.

 

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