On Sunday, July 30, 2023, officers responded to a call for domestic violence in the 2600 block of Robindale Circle. The suspect, who was identified as Cavasia Adams, was believed to be in the 800 block of Chickasaw Street. Officers located the suspect on Chickasaw Street and took him into custody. While in the back of a patrol car, Adams was able to maneuver his way out of the back of the patrol car and escape while still in handcuffs after causing minor damage to the interior of the patrol car. After a short foot pursuit, Adams was taken into custody and transported to the Dothan City Jail.
Cavasia Rashaude Adams, 24 years old of Dothan, has been charged with Domestic Violence Second Degree, Destruction of State Property, and Escape Third Degree. He is currently being held in the Houston County jail with no bond.
On Friday, July 28, 2023, at approximately 4:50 AM, officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a gunshot victim that arrived by personal vehicle. The adult female victim arrived with an injury to the head that was later determined to be the result of a gunshot. The victim was conscious, alert, and talking but was taken to surgery due to the moderate to severe injury she sustained. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined her boyfriend, Clint Edward Browning, was the person responsible for the injury that occurred during an altercation between the two while in the 1300 block of Coe Dairy Road.
Clint Edward Browning, 45 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Domestic Violence First Degree. He is currently in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
On Saturday night, July 22, 2023, at approximately 11:45 PM, officers were dispatched to an assault in progress at Oates Estates Apartments on Flynn Road. When officers arrived, the suspect fled from the parking lot in a vehicle in an attempt to evade capture. Officers attempted to stop the suspect, however, he refused to stop and performed evasive maneuvers to avoid capture once again. After a brief vehicle pursuit, officers were able to successfully end it before taking the suspect into custody.
Deontavious Summerset, 24 years old from Blakely, Georgia, was charged with one count of Domestic Violence Strangulation and one count of Attempting to Elude. His bond was set at $36,000.00.
On Sunday, July 23, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was contacted by a concerned family member who reported a female family member was unaccounted for. The victim was last seen approximately twelve hours earlier in the company of her boyfriend, Tarrence Lee Wright. At that time family members were concerned for the victim’s safety due to Wright being in possession of a firearm. Family members had attempted to contact the female victim at her residence on W. Selma Street but were unsuccessful. While there, family members noticed some unusual circumstances that casued them to be concerned for the safety of the victim, so they notified law enforcement.
When officers arrived, they were unable to make contact with anyone inside the residence. Officers noticed several things that led them to believe a physical altercation had taken place outside the residence. While officers were on scene, they were able to make contact with the victim by telephone. During the conversation, officers believed the female could possibly be in distress, and she would not give her current location. A search warrant was prepared and executed at the victim’s residence. While executing the search warrant, investigators located the victim and her boyfriend, Tarrance Lee Wright. Investigators also located a pistol inside the residence.
The victim had several facial injuries and contusions on her head where she stated Wright had beaten her with a pistol. She also stated Wright would not allow her to leave the residence, answer the door for anyone, or allow anyone to know her location. The victim was treated for her minor injuries and will make a full recovery.
Tarrence Lee Wright, 31 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Kidnapping First Degree, one count of Domestic Violence First Degree, and one count of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 10:00 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to an edged weapon assault on Pleasant Drive. Officers found a victim outside the residence with several lacerations to both arms that were consistent with an edged weapon. It was determined the female suspect, who was inside the residence at that time, had used a kitchen knife against the victim during an altercation between the two of them. The suspect, Deundra Savanna Lovable Lavette, 26 years old of Dothan, was taken into custody and charged with one count of Domestic Violence Second Degree. Her bond was set at $30,000.00.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where they received treatment for the lacerations. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
On Saturday morning, June 3, 2023, at approximately 12:55 AM, officers responded to the 3500 block of Westgate Parkway to a domestic violence call involving someone being struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found one patient in the roadway along with several other people including the female suspect. As officers began to investigate the incident, it was determined the male victim was driving the vehicle on the roadway and his girlfriend was a passenger. An argument between the two took place and the female began to get physical with the male so he stopped the vehicle, exited, and advised he would walk. The female then got in the driver seat and drove the vehicle passed him, turned around and drove back towards him striking him with the vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he sustained a broken leg which required surgery.
Marketa Lashea Baker, 32 years old of Headland, AL, was arrested and charged with one count of Domestic Violence First Degree. Her bond was set at $60,000.00.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at approximately 7:52 AM, the Dothan Communication Center received a report of a firearm assault in the 300 block of Donna Drive. When officers arrived, they determined there were two victims; one still on scene that was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and a second victim that had already been transported to the hospital by a personal vehicle.
The investigation revealed this was a domestic related incident in which a male subject had entered the residence uninvited. Once inside, he engaged in a physical altercation with a female whom he had been in a relationship with. While the two struggled over a firearm, the female’s son entered the room with his own firearm and began firing at the male subject to protect his mother, accidently striking his mother in the arm. The female is expected to make a full recovery. The male subject was shot multiple times and is listed in critical but stable condition. He underwent surgery for his injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation and charges will be forthcoming against the male subject who entered the residence. He is identified as David Leonard Gamble, 38 years old of Dothan.
Considering recent shootings in Dothan, this is an isolated incident in which justifiable deadly force was used inside the victim’s home to protect themselves from harm or death.
On Monday, 10/3/2022, at approximately 7:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 2100 Block of Montgomery Highway to a male threatening a female with a gun. Officers contacted the female victim who gave details of what had occurred. An argument took place between the suspect and victim and the suspect began threatening the victim with a gun, held her against her will, and forced her to comply with his orders.
The suspect, Quinderris Bernard Grigley, 22 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping Second Degree, Domestic Violence Third Degree, and Possession of a Concealed Pistol without a permit. His bond has been set at $36,500.00.
On Friday, September 23, 2022, officers responded to Southeast Health Emergency Room for an assault that had taken place in the 800 block of Walnut Street. Upon their arrival, they made contact with a male victim who had a severe laceration to his face. After receiving treatment there, he was transferred to an out of town facility for specialized treatment.
The suspect, January Corbitt, 43 years old of Dothan, was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence First Degree. Her bond was set at $30,000.00.
On March 29, 2022, a female victim reported to the Dothan Police Department that during the first week of March 2022, she was the victim of domestic violence situation. She reported during the incident it escalated to the point she was thrown to the floor then choked, cutting her airway off and she could not breathe.
On March 31, 2022, after an investigation into the matter, the Dothan Police Department has arrested 24 year-old Robert Allen Maddox Jr., of Dothan, and charged him with one count of Domestic Violence Strangulation. His bond was set at $30,000.00.