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.

Search Warrant Yields 2.5 Kilos of Meth

The Dothan Police Department Vice Unit has executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of E. Selma Street, bringing an extensive investigation into methamphetamine being sold throughout Dothan and Houston County to a close.

A search of the residence yielded approximately two and a half kilos (five and a half pounds) of methamphetamine, with a street value of $200,000.00. Also recovered was a small amount of synthetic marijuana, paraphernalia used for drug trade, and a handgun.

Investigators have arrested and charged 28 year old Jordan Skylar Thompson, of the 1500 block of Galaxie Drive, with Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Synthetic Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Bond will be set later this morning.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Federal Fugitive Arrested in Dothan

On July 11, 2019 The Dothan Police Department Vice Unit and the United States Marshals located and arrested 33 year Jimmy Lamar Berry of Monroe Street in Dothan. Berry was wanted by the US Marshals for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and three counts of Possession (of illegal narcotics) with Intent to Distribute.

After Berry was taken into custody for the Federal Indictments. Vice Investigators executed a search warrant at his residence. During the course of the search, Investigators located and recovered cocaine, marijuana, THC vape oil, currency, and a stolen firearm.

Jimmy Lamar Berry has been additionally charged with Drug Trafficking (cocaine), Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession of a Pistol by a Violent Offender, Receiving Stolen Property 4th degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Berry was booked into the Dothan City Jail and has $1.537 million in bonds with multiple Federal and State charges pending.

Berry’s arrest concludes months of investigative work into his lawless lifestyle.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Parents Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Two Year Old

On June 28, 2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M Dothan Police responded to a report of a two year old child inside of a vehicle not breathing. The officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Lace Dr. in Dothan. The child, Castiel King,  was rushed to SouthEast Health where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation into the circumstances of the death revealed that the child was left unattended by the parents and exited the home and entered the vehicle on his own. Both parents were asleep in the home and under the influence of intoxicants.

As a result of the investigation Robert Patrick King (36) and Melinda Gail King (38) were both charged with one count of Manslaughter each and both have a $30,000.00 bond. Robert and Melinda were also both charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and each have a $15,000.00 bond for that charge.

All parties are innocent until proven guilty.

Arrest Made In Ongoing Drug Investigation

On Friday June 28, 2019 Task Force Investigators with the DEA and Dothan Police Department Vice arrested 36 year old Renard Sinclair Orr, 6200 block of Walden Road Kinsey.

Investigators, tracking the sale of heroin in and around Dothan and had been investigating this particular individual for approximately 30 days. Contact was made with Orr in the 6200 block of Walden Road at his residence. Orr was found to be in possession of approximately three grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Orr was taken into custody without incident.

Renard Orr was booked into the Dothan City Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Baby Born After Mother Was Shot Dies In Florida Hospital

On May 25, 2019, four individuals attempted to rob Shawn Callins while he was inside his residence located at 416 Florida Avenue. When Callins resisted, the suspects shot and killed him.  A female victim who was six and a half months pregnant, was shot twice during the invasion.  She suffered severe blood loss and was transported to a Pensacola, Florida Hospital.  Due to the distress on the unborn baby, the baby was taken by emergency C-section and was placed on life support.

Tragically, the baby boy died early this morning. As a result of his death, the four suspects that were previously charged with the murder of Shawn Callins and the attempted murder of the female victim, will now be charged with the murder of the child.  The four suspects are:  18 year old Willie Blackmon of Dothan, 18 year old Kaleb Tubbs of Dothan, 17 year old Carlos Lindsey of Opp and 21 year old David Key of Abbeville.  All suspects remain in the Houston County Jail without bond.

On behalf of the Dothan Police Department, we would like to express our condolences for the families of all victims involved in this senseless tragedy.

Mother of Suspect Arrested in Naomi Drive Murder

On June 11, 2019 Dothan Police arrested 39-year-old Tiffany Robbin Rowell and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. A bond has not been set in this case.

Rowell has been charged for her involvement in the murder of Akheem Benjamin Hall (23) of Naomi Drive on Sunday June 9, 2019. Rowell was involved in an altercation with the victim earlier the same day. She played a roll in her son, Tayshawn Malik Stevenson, coming to Naomi Drive and shooting Hall.

Police are still looking for Stevenson and ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Murder on Naomi Drive in Dothan

On June 9, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 100 block of Naomi Drive. Officers arrived and found 27 year old Akheem Benjamin Hall lying in the yard deceased.

Hall was shot twice, he was struck in the forearm, and upper back area. Rescue responded to the scene, but was unsuccessful in life saving attempts.

Investigators responded to the scene and began speaking with witnesses. During the investigation a suspect was identified. Investigators are looking for 23-year-old Tayshawn Malik Stevenson for questioning. He is described as a black male  6’0″ tall and weighing approximately 230 pounds.

Dothan Police ask that anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Stevenson or any information involving this case please call 334-615-3000 or you can call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

 

All persons are innocent until proven  guilty.