On 5/11/2020, Dothan Police Investigators, in cooperation with Houston County Department of Human Resources, followed up on a potential elderly neglect reported by Houston County DHR. Investigators discovered the victim had passed away in the hospital over the weekend. A follow up with the hospital through medical records and other relatives revealed the victim was under the care of her son, James Parrish. Investigators uncovered evidence Parrish neglected to provide the proper care to the victim’s medical conditions. As a result of the neglect, the victim passed away in a local hospital Sunday.
James Walter Parrish (61) of Dothan was charged with Manslaughter and Elder Abuse 1st Degree and is being held without bond.
On 01/30/2020, the Dothan Police responded to the 900 blk of Mercury Drive, in reference to elder abuse. When officers arrived, they found Annie Newby and Ida Newby, both of Dothan, had physically pulled their mother off an ambulance causing her to not receive treatment for an infection that she has missed other appointments for. Both suspects admitted to being care givers to their mother.
Ida Newby (41) and Annie Newby (39) were charged with Elder Abuse 2nd Degree and they are being held on a $30,000 bond.
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In June of 2018 Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a complaint of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. The victim, 79 years old, reported that Kevin Saffold represented himself as a family member at a local dental office. Kevin Saffold and Anterica Danielle Mayfield obtained dental work after having the victim sign paperwork.
Between 03-20-2018 and 06-13-2018, Kevin Saffold and Anterica Danielle Mayfield accompanied the victim to Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry and posed as her nephew. Both received dental worked and charged it to the account of the victim without her knowledge of what was occurring. The victim stated that Saffold told her to sign a form to obtain a credit card. Kevin Saffold then charged to her account $5750.00 worth of dental procedures to her account.
On 06-13-2018. Anterica Danielle Mayfield went to Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry and charged on the account of the victim $2150.00 for dental work as well. The elderly victim didn’t know these charges were being filed on her account.
The victim discovered these charges after a credit history was performed and the charges were discovered. No payments have been made on the account by Kevin scaffold or Anterica Danielle Mayfield.
Kevin Saffold was arrested and charged with one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 1st degree with a $50,000.00 bond. Anterica Danielle Mayfield was arrested and charged with one count of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 2nd degree with a $15,000.00 bond. More charges are pending.
In June of 2018 Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a complaint of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. The victim, 79 years old, reported that Kevin Saffold represented himself as a paralegal and would help her build her credit to purchase a home.
On June 7th 2018 Saffold accompanied the victim to Dothan Kia and posed as her nephew while she purchased a 2016 Dodge Ram truck in the amount of $43,888.25. The victim stated that Saffold told her that the purchase would boost her credit score and he would make the payments on the vehicle.
On June 9th 2018 Saffold again accompanied the victim to Dothan Kia. He once again posed as her nephew and had her purchase a 2015 BMW X1 in the amount of $30,846.24. Saffold again told the victim that he would make the payments on the vehicle and this would assist her credit score to buy a home.
The victim reported that she began receiving phone calls from the two finance companies requesting payments for the vehicles that were in Saffold’s possession. No payments were made on either vehicle.
During the investigation into the Financial Exploitation of the Elderly police received another complaint of Saffold being in possession of a voided title to a vehicle. On July 24th 2018 Saffold entered Title Cash in the 2600 block of Montgomery Hwy. and pawned the title to a Lincoln car in the amount of $2,175.00. The title to the Lincoln car was previously pawned by Saffold at Loan Max on July 16th 2018 in the amount of $4,000.00. Mr. Saffold did not make payments on the title pawns for either of the businesses.
Kevin Saffold was arrested and charged with two counts of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly 1st degree, one count of Theft by Deception 2nd degree and one count of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree. He has bonds totaling $85,000.00.
On May 15th 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Dothan Police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping at the Flying J Truck Stop located in the 2100 block of Ross Clark Circle. Reports were that an elderly female was locked in the back of a truck in the parking lot.
Police arrived on scene and located a Penske moving truck parked in the back corner of the parking lot. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jeffery Eric Seay (43) of Birmingham Alabama. Officers also located Seay’s mother, 68 year old Elizabeth Allen, locked in the rear compartment of the truck. Mrs. Allen was treated by paramedics at the scene for dehydration and other non- life threatening injuries.
Seay was taken to the Dothan Police Department for questioning. After interviews were completed it was confirmed that no kidnapping had occurred. Jeffery Eric Seay was arrested for Elderly Abuse 2nd Degree. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. A bond amount has not been set in this case.