In October of 2022, an employee of a Home Health Agency recognized injuries to an elderly client and became concerned while providing care to the client in the 100 block of Headland Avenue. As the employee continued to gather information as to what caused the injuries, it was recognized a crime had occurred to the victim during which time the victim was injured. The Dothan Police Department was contacted, and a criminal investigation began. It was learned the elderly female victim had allowed someone into her residence believing it was someone she was expecting. It turned out the person was not who she was expecting, instead it was a stranger.
The stranger began assaulting the female victim with her own medical equipment causing lacerations and contusions about her body. After the physical assault, the suspect then sexually assaulted the female before leaving the residence. Through various investigative means, the suspect was identified as Marcus Leonard Golden, 42 years-old of Dothan. Warrants were obtained for Golden but his whereabouts have been unknown.
On April 2, 2023, Golden was encountered by Law Enforcement at which time he was arrested for the outstanding warrants. Golden has been charged with one count of Assault Second Degree and one count of Sodomy First Degree. He currently has no bond.
On Monday, January 30, 2023, the Dothan Police Department began investigating an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact between an adult male and a juvenile under the age of 16. As a result of the investigation, the Dothan Police Department has charged 19 year old Froilan Joel Ramirez-Lopez of Dothan, with one count of Sexual Abuse First Degree and one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse First Degree. He is currently being held with no bond.
Due to the nature of this case and the Alabama Juvenile Privacy laws, no further information will be released about this case.
On 6-3-2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 400 block of North Oates Street to a report of a sexual assault. It was learned the suspect, Anthon Paul Salmon, approached a female and sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her. As a result, Anthony Paul Salmon, 37 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Sexual Abuse First Degree, and one count of Attempted Rape First Degree. He currently has no bond.
On Saturday, 4/30/2022, the Dothan Police Department was notified of a sexual assault that had just occurred. The incident took place at a local motel here in Dothan. The victim and suspect were acquaintances but not involved in a relationship. After investigating the matter, probable case was established to charge 34 year old Jonathan David Golden of Dothan with Rape 1st, Sodomy 1st, and Sexual Abuse 1st. His bond was set at $85,000.00.
On April 12, 2021, the Dothan Police Department was made aware of a sexual assault that took place at Dothan High School, 3209 Reeves Street, in Dothan. The offenses occurred between March 8, 2021 and March 12, 2021. As a result of the investigation, investigators arrested and charged Donovan Franklin as an adult with Rape 1st degree and two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree. Due to the sensitive nature of the case, no further details will be released. Additional arrests are possible.
Donovan Jamirr Franklin (17)- Rape 1st Degree and Two Counts of Sodomy 1st Degree.
On August 9, 2020, the victim went to a local hospital complaining of pain. When an Officer came to make a report, Patricia Davis, who was at the hospital, came forward and admitted to facilitating sodomy against the victim. An investigator was assigned the case and conducted more investigation. During the investigation, it was discovered that, multiple days between the months of April and July 2020, Davis had injected the victim with prescription drugs without his consent that caused him to lose consciousness. While the victim was unconscious, Davis let at least two other people sodomize the victim. More arrests could be forthcoming.
Patricia Ann Davis (67) was charged with 20 counts of Sodomy 1st degree and 10 counts of Assault 2nd degree with bonds totaling $450,000.
On June 20, 2020, the Dothan Police Department was called to a residence in the 400 block of Mustang Drive. It was alleged the suspect, Andrew Townsend, had oral sex with a victim that was under the age of 12. During an interview with investigators, Townsend admitted to the offense.
To protect the identity of the victim, no further information will be released.
Andrew Townsend (18) was charged with Sodomy 1st Degree with a bond of $60,000.
On 5/09/2020 just before midnight, Dothan Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1600 block of Verde Trail. When Officers arrived, Sergio Romero-Ontiveros retreated in the residence and barricaded himself in a bedroom upstairs. After more than three hours of negotiations, Romero-Ontiveros exited the room where he was taken into custody. Due to the nature of the case, no other information about the offense will be released. The investigation is ongoing with more charges possible.
Sergio Romero-Ontiveros (37) of Dothan was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree and is being held without bond.
On 1/18/2020, The Dothan Police have arrested Juan Marcus Roberson (28) for the shooting of one victim and kidnapping the second. Roberson was arrested Saturday night after he fled the shooting in the 100 blk of woods Drive. Roberson grabbed the kidnapping victim, Tanesha McLeod and pushed her in the car and assaulted her all the way to Montgomery. Once in Montgomery, Roberson stopped for gas and Miss McLeod was able to gain control over the vehicle and fled to another gas station in Montgomery.
The Montgomery Police Department responded and got into a foot pursuit of Roberson and he was able to evade capture initially but was later captured by the Montgomery Police with the help of helicopters and police K-9s.
Roberson is being charged with Attempted Murder, Kidnapping 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree and Sodomy 1st degree, and is being held with no bond.
The shooting victim received a single gunshot wound to the chest and made it through surgery and he is listed in stable condition.
The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Montgomery Police Department, The Troy Police Department, The Dale County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit and the US Marshals for their assistance in bringing this case to closure without further victims.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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.
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