On April 1, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a robbery at Andrews Bridal Shop in the 2800 block of Montgomery Highway. During the Robbery, the female employee was sexually assaulted and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the business.
Dothan Police began an investigation into the robbery. On April 3, 2019 Chipley Florida had a kidnapping and rape that was similar to the crimes committed in Dothan. The description given in both crimes were the same, as well as, other details involved in the investigation.
The Dothan Police Department began working with the Chipley Police Department and were able to identify a suspect in these crimes. The Dothan Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for black male Travis Dickson Wilson (35) of Cottondale, Florida. The arrest warrants are for one count of Robbery 1st degree, Sodomy 1st degree, and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree.
Wilson is believed to have fled the area and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. He is believed to be traveling in a Red 2018 Dodge Journey with a Florida Tag. He is also believed to be armed with a handgun. Anyone with any information on Wilson or his location is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On April 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a Robbery at the Shell Station in the 3200 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the employee, who was not injured during the robbery.
The employee stated that at approximately 2:20 A.M. a black male entered the store wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt and black and white pants. The employee stated that the male had the hood pulled over his head and his hands in his pockets.
The male approached the counter with his hands in his pocket gesturing that he had a weapon and demanded the money from the register. The employee complied and he escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and several packs of Newport cigarettes. He fled on foot toward the rear of the business.
Pictures were obtained from the store surveillance cameras. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone that can identify the individual in the pictures or that knows anything about this crime to contact them at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
The Dothan Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit of a suspected homicide suspect out of North Carolina who arrived in our city on a stolen vehicle. While investigating this information police located the vehicle and attempted to complete a traffic stop however the driver fled.
The pursuit traveled around Ross Clark Circle to Montgomery Highway where the suspect turned onto Cherokee Avenue, lost control and crashed into a tree sustaining critical injuries. Police on scene rendered first aid until Medics arrived and transported the driver to a local hospital. No other occupants were in the vehicle nor were any other motorists hurt.
Public Safety was our top priority today not only taking this person into custody but also in considering the motorists on the roadway. Police were actively responding to intersections ahead of the pursuit to stop motorists from encountering the oncoming danger.
The Dothan Police Department would like to say thank you to all motorists who cooperated with these emergency stops. We would also like to thank Houston County SO for assisting us. As always a special thanks to our officers that disregarded their own safety to ensure the safety of others throughout this incident.
On April 6, 2019 a Burglary and Theft occurred at Northside Methodist Academy in 2600 block of Redmond Road. It was determined that a U-Haul van had entered the property and left with several items totaling over $20,000. On April 8, 2019 the U-Haul van was located in the back yard of a residence located in the 2600 block of Timothy Road along with some of the property taken during the theft. After further investigation, W/M Andrew Phillips was arrested and charged with two counts of Theft of Property 1st and Burglary 3rd. An additional charge of Domestic violence 2nd that occurred on August 6, 2018 in the 3000 block of Evans Dr and Breaking and Entering a Motor vehicle that occurred in 200 block of Petunia Dr.
Along with Phillips, W/M Tevin Coffman was also charged with Theft of Property 1st and Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.
On April 1, 2019 at approximately 12:30 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a Robbery at Andrews Bridal Shop in the 2800 block of Montgomery Highway. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a female employee that was working when the robbery occurred.
The employee stated that a black male wearing a dark shirt and dark pants also wearing a ball cap entered the business and inquired about a tuxedo. The male was described as being between 25 – 30 years old, between 5’5″ and 5’9″ tall and weighing between 170-180 pounds. During her interaction with the male he hit her in the side of the head with his fist and the employee began to struggle with him. During the struggle the male produced a handgun and pointed it at her head. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and forced the victim to go to the rear of the store.
Once at the rear of the store she was forced to lay on the ground. The male then removed some of her clothing and began touching her inappropriately. At this point, customers began showing up to the store and the male exited the rear door. He was seen by witnesses getting into a small maroon SUV and leaving the scene. The victim was taken to Southeast Health for treatment with non-life threatening injuries.
The Forensics Art Department of ALEA assisted in making a sketch of the suspect that is included. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about this crime please contact them at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On Friday March 22, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 600 block of E. Newton Street. Officers found the victim, Lance Bynes (40), laying on the ground with two gunshot wounds. One of the shots entered his right shoulder and the other in his left thigh. Bynes was transported by ambulance to the SouthEast Health Emergency Room with non-critical injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.
During the investigation officers discovered that the shooter fired six or seven shots in the direction of Bynes and fled on foot in the area. One of the suspects was identified as 19 year old Michael Mantez Gibson of Dothan. Gibson was located and interviewed at the police department.
Once interviews were complete Gibson was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and has a $60,000.00 bond. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming.
On March 19, 2018 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Dothan Police Responded to an armed robbery at the Marathon Gas Station in the 2900 block of Montgomery Highway.
Once on scene officers learned that two black males entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the employee. One male was described as wearing a black and red shirt and black pants. The other male was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Both males had their faces covered.
The two males fled the scene on foot towards the rear of the store. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and a carton of Newport cigarettes. There were no injuries during the robbery.
This is an ongoing investigation and the Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about this crime to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-70000.
On Friday March 15th, 2019 Dothan Police responded to SouthEast Health for reports of a male that was brought into the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to the torso. Officers arrived and identified the victim as 33 year old Jeremy Rashad Sanders of Dothan. Sanders had one gunshot wound under his left armpit and succumbed to his injury in the Emergency Room.
Officers were able to determine that the shooting occurred in the 700 block of Monroe St. in Dothan. A crime scene was located and Investigators were called to the scene. During the investigation Investigators learned that Sanders was attempting to break up a physical altercation between two females when one of the females, Suctorah Ty’keymah Duncan (23) of Dothan, produced a handgun and fired one round intended for the other female involved in the altercation, but striking Sanders.
Suctorah Ty’keymah Duncan was arrested and charged with one count of Murder and has a $300,000.00 bond. She was also charged with one count of Attempted Murder and has a bond of $200,000.00.