Arrests Made in Commercial Robbery

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.

Easy Like Sunday Morning!

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.

One Arrested in Haven Drive Shooting

On October 1st, 2019 Dothan Police responded to the 400 block of Haven Dr. in reference to a firearm assault. The victim, 31 year old Michael White, was located and had a minor injury on the left side of his face. White was treated by rescue at the scene.

White stated that he got into an argument with his ex girlfriend, 30 year old Malika Rashan Beacham . White stated that Beacham became violent during the argument and shocked him in the abdomen with a stun gun. White stated that he got into his vehicle and left the scene. He stated that Beacham followed him and when he stopped she exited her vehicle with a .45 caliber pistol and fired two shots at him. One of the bullets grazed Whites face. Beacham then fled the scene, but later turned herself in at the Dothan Police Department.

Beacham was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st Degree. She has a $30,000.00 bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Arrest Made in Stabbing on S. Lena St.

On October 1st, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of an edged weapon assault in the 600 block of S. Lena Street. When officers arrived they located the victim sitting on the porch with a stab wound to his upper chest. Rescue was called to the scene and transported the victim to Southeast Health with non life threatening injuries.

The victim stated that he was stabbed with a knife by his girlfriend,  18 year old Laprincea Elease Bell.  Bell was located by police hiding in a bedroom inside of a residence in the 900 block of S. Alice Street a short time later. She was taken into custody without incident.

The victim was admitted to Southeast Health for his injuries and is listed in stable condition. Bell was charged with one count of Domestic Violence 2nd degree and has a $5,000.00 bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Soldier Arrested for Drug Possession

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.

Search Warrant Leads to Burglary Arrest and Fire

On September 17, 2019 Dothan Police executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Third Avenue. The search warrant was related to a Burglary that occurred at the Outpost gun store located in the 2600 block of Ross Clark Circle. The suspect, Jefferey Wilson (30), was also a suspect in a burglary of a pawn shop in Geneva Alabama.

When investigators arrived the suspect barricaded himself inside the fifth wheel RV that he was living in. He refused officers commands to exit the camper and the Dothan SRT and Houston County SRT teams both responded the location. While officers were attempting to talk the suspect out of the RV, smoke began coming out of the roof of the camper. Smoke quickly turned to flames and Wilson exited through a window at the rear of the camper and was taken into custody and moved to a safe location.

Dothan Fire Department as well as Rehobeth Fire Department extinguished the fire, however the camper was a total loss. After the fire was extinguished officers were able to recover evidence from both burglaries.

Jefferey Bruce Wilson was charged with one count of burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Arson 3rd Degree and no bond has been set in this case. Wilson will also face charges in Geneva County.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

One Arrested in Shooting at Dollar General Store

On September 12, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Dollar General Store located in the 700 block of W. Selma Street. Police arrived and found that the front door and windows to the business were shattered from gunshots. Inside they found 21 year old Dontez Thomas with a gunshot wound to his lower back. Thomas was transported to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries and he was later released.

Investigators arrived on scene and began watching surveillance videos from the businesses and saw Thomas and another male arguing in the parking lot. Thomas walked to the Dollar General Store after the argument. As he was entering the store the other male, later identified as 24 year old Howard Tremaine Grant of Dothan, fired five shots at Thomas. One of those bullets struck Thomas in the back and the others travelled through the windows and door of the store that was full of customers. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Grant was seen on video and by witnesses getting into a white sedan and fleeing the scene. The suspect and vehicle description was broadcast to local law enforcement and Eufaula Police were able to stop the vehicle in Eufaula. Grant was brought back to Dothan and charged with one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Building. No bond has been set in this case.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Dothan Police Makes Arrest in Burglary

On Aug. 5th 2019 Performance Machine Works, located in the 300 block of Southgate Rd. was a victim of an attempted burglary. The suspects were seen on video surveillance damaging the locks on the fronts doors in an attempt to gain entry into the business. When unsuccessful they went to the rear of the business and damaged the roll up doors before fleeing on foot.

On Aug. 6th 2019 the same two suspects went back to the business and were able to make entry at the rear of the building. Once inside the suspects stole five handguns from the business and damaged a glass case.

Patrol officers were able to identify a suspect in the burglary and made contact with them at Tanglewood Apartments on W. Inez Road. Investigators were called to the scene and a search warrant was conducted at the home of the suspects.

During the search warrant all five handguns were recovered  as well as clothing that was worn during the burglary.

Dothan Police arrested 18 year old Jamir Yasin Baxter of Dothan and charged him with one count of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 3rd degree. He has a $10,000.00 bond.

Dothan Police also arrested a juvenile for Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and the juvenile was placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center.

All Persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Suspect in Early Morning Theft and Chase in Custody

On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Dothan Police Officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the area of Murphy Mill Road for a traffic violation. The driver of the truck fled from officers pulling a utility trailer. The driver drove through the yard of a nearby residence causing damage to the residence and fence. The suspect ended up in a wooded area on Riveredge Parkway in Dothan, leaving the truck and trailer and set out into the woods on foot.

Officers searched the area with help from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Aviation Support Program, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, ALEA Investigators and Alabama State Troopers. During the search officers located several other pieces of stolen property from the Dothan area. Two more utility trailers and a lawn mower were discovered that had been stolen from a nearby church. In the bed of the truck were numerous stolen items from a recent burglary in Geneva County to include several firearms, televisions, tools, and electronics.

The suspect was not located until several hours later when a resident in the 200 block of Riveredge Parkway returned home and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under a bed in the home. Police responded to the residence to investigate. With the idea that this was the suspect from this morning a Police K9 was deployed into the hose after verbal warnings were given. After no response the K9 searched the residence and encountered the suspect in a bedroom and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the right bicep.

The suspect was identified as 44 year old white male Jason Dewayne Creel of Dothan. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the Police K9.

Once the suspect was in custody the resident noticed that their family dog, a mixed breed lab/bulldog, was missing from the home. The dog was located under the deck at the rear of the home. The dog had been stabbed by the suspect multiple times in the throat. The family dog, Buddy, did not survive this attack. Creel later admitted to police that the dog “came at him” so he stabbed him with his pocket knife.

Creel, wet and dirty from his time in the wooded area removed his clothes and hid them in a closet. He helped himself to food and drink from the refrigerator. Creel also logged into the family computer and watched pornography until he finally crawled under a bed and fell asleep until awoken by Dothan Police K9 Xander.

Jason Dewayne Creel is charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, one count of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Firearms. He is being held with no bond in this case.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.

 

Wanted For Drug Trafficking

On July 9, 2019 Investigators with the Vice Division executed a search warrant in the 2100 block of Denton Road in reference to synthetic marijuana being sold in Dothan and Houston County.

Investigators recovered approximately five and a half pounds of Synthetic Analog Chemical (used to make synthetic marijuana). This has a street value of over $100,000. Investigators have obtained a warrant on 36 year old Jumah Alziz Lowe, of 500 W. Adams Street, for Drug Trafficking.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lowe is asked to contact the Dothan Police Department at (334)793-0215 or Crimestoppers 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.