Dothan Police Investigating Murder of 18 Year Old

On August 25, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Galaxie Drive in reference to a firearm assault.  Police learned that, prior to their arrival, the victim was transported to a local hospital.  The victim died from his injuries and was pronounced at the hospital.  The victim was identified as Majic Collins (18) of Dothan.

The investigation is ongoing and the Dothan Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance if they have any information on this crime.  The Dothan Police Department is committed to maintaining the safety of any witnesses or victims of crime.  If anyone has any information on this crime, please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim during this difficult time.

Arrest made in Murder on August 9, 2020 near Imani

On August 9, 2020 at about 2:00 am, Dothan Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of West Powell Street.  When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, Cortez Hill, in his vehicle and he had been shot multiple times.  Despite life-saving efforts, Hill succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Criminal Investigators have been working since that day to bring this case to a close.  Throughout the investigation, Investigators processed evidence, executed many search warrants, and interviewed several witnesses to the incident.  A suspect was developed and investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest on August 20, 2020.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Troy Police Department, and the community for their assistance in closing this case.

Demingus Montez Humphrey (26) of Troy, AL has been charged with Capital Murder in the death of Cortez Hill.  Humphrey was apprehended on August 20, 2020 in Troy, AL by the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Dothan Police Investigators.

Dothan Police Investigating Homicide

On 8/9/2020 at about 0200 hours, Dothan Police Department received reports of a person shot in the 100 block of West Powell Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim in his vehicle not responding.  Despite life saving efforts by police and medics, the victim died from his injuries on the scene.  The victim has been identified as Cortez Fitzgerald Hill (25) of Dothan.

We offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Hill.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

The Dothan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is actively working every lead on this case as this is an ongoing investigation.  Reports are there were a large number of people in the area at the time of the shooting.  If anyone has any information, please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.

Murder of Perry Griffin Solved After 13 Years

During the early morning hours of June 26, 2007, Perry Griffin, an employee of Panhandle Converters and Scrap, was going to go out of town to purchase items for the business.  Perry was preparing to leave the business with a large amount of cash, as he had done before numerous times.  As Perry was preparing to leave the parking lot of the business, two suspects armed with weapons confronted him. Continue reading “Murder of Perry Griffin Solved After 13 Years”

Dothan Man Arrested for Murder

The Dothan Police responded to the 800 blk of Williams Ave. When officers arrived they found the victim, Terrance Ransom (18),  shot multiple times in a yard. Mr. Ransom  was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigators began to follow leads provided by the public and on-scene investigation.  In the early morning hours police developed a suspect and location. The suspect, Brandon Fluellen (26)  was held up in a local hotel.  After police cleared the surrounding rooms, negotiators were utilized and Mr. Fluellen exited the room without incident.

Mr. Fluellen was charged with murder and  other arrest may follow with additional suspects. Mr. Fluellen is currently being held on no bond.

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

Police Make Arrest for Powell Street Murder

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


Son Used Hatchet on Mother During Argument

The Dothan Police responded to the 1000 block of Woodlawn in reference to a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they found a victim with hatchet wounds on the head and arm.  The suspect is Brandon Holmes (26) the son of the victim.  After the assault, Holmes tried to steal a car but was apprehended by police.  Holmes  is being charged with Attempted Murder and Attempted Theft of Property 1st and is being held on no bond. The victim is being treated for serious but  non-life threating injuries.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.


Busy 24 Hours for The Dothan Police

On 10/24/2019, The Dothan Police responded to a person shot in the 1200 block of Greenwood. Officers found Bernard Bryant (25) with a fatal gunshot wound to chest. Investigators are currently working on developments in the case. If you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

On 10/24/2019, the Dothan Police responded to 600 block of Woodham Road in reference to a person shot. Officers found Rodney Caliste (38) with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Investigators are currently working developments in the case. This murder is not related to the previous murder on Greenwood. If you have any information contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

Update: Dothan Police are still searching for Elmer Gomez in connection with the stabbing of Pablo Guerrero-Moreno on 10/23/2019 in the 2300 block of Kristie Road.

Update: Dothan Police are actively investigating the robbery/shooting that occurred on 10/24/2019 in the 700 block of Walnut.

The Dothan Police would like to ensure the public we are doing everything in our power to solve and close these cases. These cases are not related in anyway and if you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

Dothan Police Assist Panama City Beach Police Department in Murder Investigation

On September 2nd 2019 Panama City Beach Police Department began investigating the murder Larry Thomas Hill III, a resident of Panama City Beach, that occurred at Wendy’s Hamburgers on Thomas Drive. During the investigation they were able to identify the suspect as a juvenile from Dothan Alabama.

On September 11th 2019 Investigators from the Panama City Beach Police Department travelled to Dothan and asked for assistance in locating the suspect. Investigators and Patrolmen from the Dothan Police Department served a search warrant in the 900 block of S. Range St. in Dothan. Two juvenile suspects were located at the residence and taken to the Dothan Police Department for interviews. The firearm used in the murder was also located hidden near the residence.

Panama City Beach Police Department has charged the seventeen year old juvenile with one count of Murder and also charged a fifteen year old with Accessory to Murder. They have been placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center and await court proceedings and extradition.

Dothan Police made one arrest in this case. 49 year old Karen Crow has been charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution 1st Degree for her participation in this case. She has a bond amount of $15,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

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.