On March 5, 2020 Dothan Police Department Vice Investigators concluded a week long drug investigation that ended with the arrest of two individuals.
On March 3, 2020 Vice investigators attempted to take 28 year old Javon Antonio James into custody at Executive Inn and Suites on Ross Clark Cir. in Dothan, Alabama, when he fled from officers in a vehicle. One of the occupants in the vehicle with James exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was quickly apprehended and identified as 21 year old Cadarius Lashawn Tyson. Tyson was found in possession of illegally-possessed Alprazolam pills. While fleeing from officers James struck two vehicles, causing minor injuries to one of he drivers, and was able to elude officers.
A search warrant of the room at the Executive Inn James was staying in was conducted and officers located drugs and firearms inside of the room. The evidence was seized and felony warrants were obtained for the arrest of Javon James.
On March 5, 2020 Vice investigators and the Dothan Police SRT Team conducted a search warrant at the Howard Johnson Motel in the 2200 block of Ross Clark Circle. James was found in possession of more drugs and firearms and taken into custody.
During the search warrants officers recovered Methamphetamine, Synthetic Marijuana, Prescription Pills, and Ecstasy Pills and two firearms.
Cadarius Lashawn Tyson was charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officers. He has bonds totaling $16,000.00.
Javon Antonio James was charged with 1 count of Drug Trafficking, 6 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, 1 count of Reckless Endangerment, 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer with injuries. James has bonds totaling $617,000.00.
On January 22, 2020 Dothan Police Narcotics Division conducting a search warrant in the 1200 block of Andrew Street. During the search warrant officers located approximately 120 grams of synthetic marijuana inside the home. Also located inside the home was another small plastic bag of Marijuana and two handguns. One of the handguns was reported stolen.
Kenneth Bondrull Morrison (38) of Dothan was arrested and charged with Drug Trafficking. He has a $250,000.00 bond. Additional charges could be forthcoming.
On January 19, 2020 Dothan Police Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle in the 3600 block of Reeves St. for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Williams Tyrone Lawton (43) of Elderberry Dr., Dothan.
During the course of the traffic stop a canine was used and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle recovered thirteen pounds of marijuana from the front passenger floorboard.
Lawton was charged with Drug Trafficking and taken to the Dothan City Jail. His bond was placed at $100,000.00.
On 1/18/20, The Dothan Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 blk of Blackshear for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver was in possession of crack cocaine. As the officers attempted to place the driver, Kenneth Glasgow, in custody a struggle ensued as the officers were trying to get Glasgow handcuffed. In the process of the struggle, Glasgow attempted to swallow the crack cocaine and an officer put his finger in Glasgow’s mouth in order to retrieve the evidence. Glasgow then bit down on the officers finger causing an injury. The evidence was recovered and Glasgow was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Assault 2nd degree.
Glasgow is currently being held on no bond.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Dothan Police Department has arrested Joseph Hall (34) of Dothan, for the murder of Andrew Jones that occurred in January of 2019. Police investigators have been working this murder tirelessly since January of last year. Mr. Hall has been in the investigator’s sights since the murder but they have not been able to crack the case. Through the course of the investigation, a big break occurred and allowed the pieces needed to get the arrest warrant and charge Mr. Hall. Because of his past and information received, The Dothan Police were assisted by The US Marshals with searching two houses in the 800 blk of Linden.
Early this morning, the Dothan Special Response Team (SRT) and the US Marshals simultaneously hit two separate houses on Linden Street. Dothan SRT used multiple flash-bang grenades to clear the residence. Once inside the residence, multiple fire arms were recovered and several different types of narcotics. Crack-cocaine, marijuana, heroin and ecstasy pills. The US Marshals hit the other residence where Joseph Hall was asleep on the bed but was awoke by the US Marshals and taken into custody without incident.
There will be more charges that follow.
Mr. Hall is being held on no bond.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
Two Dothan Police Officers were assaulted last night while performing a traffic stop in the 2100 blk of Montgomery Hwy. The driver attempted to throw narcotics in the back seat of his car. As officers tried to place Brandon Rashawn McGhee in handcuffs he began to fight and throw punches at both officers. Both officers received minor injuries and Brandon McGee fled the scene on foot.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Brandon McGhee please call the Dothan Police at (334) 615-3000.
On October 10, 2019, The Dothan Police responded to a robbery at 1060 W. Main (Shure Value Foods). It was later determined, through investigation, that the robbery occurred with the help of a store employee. Investigators have arrested two people in connection with the robbery.
Anthony Holston (34), of S. Lena Street, is charged with robbery 1st degree and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) and is being held with no bond. Also charged, Candice Richards (34), of Baywood Drive, with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and is being held on a $15,000 bond.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
This morning, a little after 8:30 a.m. an alert DPD patrolman performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of Chickasaw Street. The driver led officers to a backyard where another person was found sitting in a parked car. Additional officers arrived and conducted an investigation which led to the discovery of an assortment of illegal drugs.
The original driver had a warrant for his arrest and the second subject was found in possession of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack-Cocaine, Marijuana packaged for sale, and an assortment of pills. He was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, and Unlawful Possession of four other Controlled Substances.
The Dothan Police Department Vice Intelligence Division conducted a traffic stop on 09/18/2019 following a drug investigation involving a member of the Alabama National Guard. Investigators recovered LSD, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia during the course of the traffic stop.
Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Charles Kalid Segrest, of Azalae Road Slocomb, with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 08/14/2019 Vice Investigators executed a search warrant in the 400 block of S. College Street concluding a month long investigation into narcotics being sold on the south side of Dothan.
Vice Investigators recovered ice (methamphetamine), crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a stolen firearm, and US currency from the residence.
Investigators have arrested and charged 32 year old Donnie Rafeal Smith, of S. College Street, with Drug Trafficking (methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Receiving Stolen Property 4th degree.
Bonds have been set at a total of $169,000. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.