Exchange of Gunfire Leads to One Man’s Arrest

During the early morning hours of Sunday, 5/22/2022, a group of individuals engaged in an exchange of gunfire in the parking lot of a hotel in the 3500 block of Ross Clark Circle.  As officers arrived, the individuals were still exchanging gunfire.  Several suspects ran on foot while others left on vehicles.  One of the suspects was captured after he discarded his firearm.  Two patron’s vehicles and the hotel were damaged, however, there were no injuries.

Mekhi Nasir Lawton, 18 years of age, of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle.  His bond was set at $30,000.00.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 334-615-3632.

Mekhi Nasir Lawton – Shooting into Unoccupied Vehicle X2

Dothan City School Bus And Other Vehicles Shot Into With BB Gun

On Thursday afternoon, 5/5/2022, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Dothan Police Department received a call about a Dothan City school bus being shot into while traveling in the area of Fortner Street and South Park Avenue.  There were children on the bus at the time this occurred, however, there were no injuries of any kind.  Multiple officers and investigators quickly saturated the area to begin canvassing for suspects.

While officers were responding to the school bus, two other victims called reporting their vehicles had been shot into as well while traveling in the same area.  It was determined the shots were fired by someone in the front yard of a residence in the 900 block of Fortner Street.  Officers quickly surrounded the residence and detained all occupants.  Three weapons were found inside the residence. One of them is believed to have been used to shoot at the school bus and other vehicles.  Upon examination, all three weapons were determined to be compressed-air powered BB guns and all of them were replicas of real guns.

As a result, 20 year old Jacquette Daquin Townsend, of Dothan, was charged with three counts of Throwing or Shooting Deadly or Dangerous Missile into Occupied Vehicle.  His bond was set at $45,000.00.

Jacquette Daquin Townsend – Throwing or Shooting Deadly or Dangerous Missile into Occupied Vehicle

Man Gets Shot While Trying To Get A Haircut

On April 11, 2022, officers responded to a firearm assault in the 1300 block of Montgomery Highway.  Officers made contact with the victim who had received a gunshot wound to his hand.  The victim stated he was at this location waiting to get a haircut when he was approached by the suspect.  They exchanged words about an ongoing issue between them before the suspect produced a handgun.  As the victim was running away, a shot was fired at him striking him in the hand.  The victim was treated on the scene by Dothan Fire and Rescue before he drove himself to the hospital for further treatment.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Damien Antwan Jackson of Dothan.  He is currently wanted for attempted murder as a result of this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident, or the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.

WANTED: Damien Antwan Jackson – Attempted Murder

 

 

Gunfire Leads To Multiple Charges

On March 20, 2022, several gunshots were fired in the 1000 block of Lake Street in Dothan.  When officers arrived, all parties involved had left the scene.  It was determined more than one participant was involved in an exchange of gunfire.  Both, buildings and vehicles were struck during the gunfire but luckily no one was struck or injured during the incident.   As the investigation progressed over the course of several days, it led to the participants of the gunfire exchange being identified.

Arrested:  Tydarrius Deshun Terrell Franklin, 21 years-old of Dothan, has been arrested and charged with three counts of shooting into an unoccupied building.  He is being held with no bond.

Wanted: Jahunter Imorriss Johnson, 19 years-old of Dothan, is currently being sought for three counts of shooting into an unoccupied building.

Wanted:  James Arthur Beasley Jr., 30 years-old of Dothan, is currently being sought for one count of shooting into an unoccupied building and two counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.

Wanted:   Sirmarion Jermond Beasley, 29 years-old of Dothan, is currently being sought for one count of shooting into an unoccupied building and two counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.

Friday Night Vehicle Accident Turns Out To Be The Result Of A Gunshot Wound

On March 4, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Judson Street for an accident involving a motor vehicle and a residential structure.  Upon arrival, officers quickly discovered the driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, had at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso area.  Dothan Fire and Rescue preformed life saving measures on the victim but he was determined to be deceased.

Criminal Investigators began an investigation at that point.  It was determined the victim received at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso, which was determined to be fatal.  This led to the vehicle driving thru a chain link fence, hitting an electrical pole, and colliding with a residence.  There was minimal damage to the residence and very significant damage to the vehicle.  The victim has been identified as Kevin Montrea Jones, 36 years old, from Albany, GA.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.  Police are asking anyone with information related to this matter to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or Crime Stoppers 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.

DPD Investigators Charge Suspect in October Murder

On October 9, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators began a murder investigation into the death of Sincere Tyson that occurred on Blissett Drive.  Investigators found that Tyson had suffered from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  Investigators have been working tirelessly on this case since the date it occurred.  On December 8, 2021, Investigators finally have enough evidence to announce charges on one individual involved in the crime.

Early in the investigation, Investigators identified the suspect, Solomon Cooper of Climax, GA, as a person of interest in this case.  After many search warrants and subpoenas issued for various items, Investigators found enough evidence that implicates Cooper in the murder.  Warrants were obtained for Cooper’s arrest and he currently incarcerated on unrelated charges in Georgia.  Once those charges are addressed in Georgia, Cooper will be extradited to Dothan to face charges in this case.

Solomon Terrell Cooper (19) of Climax, GA is charged with one count of Capital Murder-Burglary.  Once he is extradited to Alabama, Cooper will be held without bond.  More charges are expected at a later date.

Solomon Terrell Cooper (19)- Capital Murder-Burglary

Dothan Man Killed in Friday Night Shooting

On October 1st, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Monroe Street for reports of a victim being shot.  Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim, identified as Imari Tyquan Glanton (22), was pronounced dead on the scene.  The investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has any information about this case, they are encouraged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3632 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 334-793-7000.  The Dothan Police Department is committed to protecting the identities of witnesses and victims.

Crimstoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading an arrest.

Overnight Shooting in Dothan kills Ozark Man

On September 27, 2021, the Dothan Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 400 block of West Inez Road in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival, Dothan Patrol Officers and Dothan Fire Medics began life saving treatment on the victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The victim has been identified as Dantrell Kelly Lindor (23) of Ozark, AL.

Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division are handling the investigation and are actively following leads.  If anyone has any information about this case, we ask they call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.  The Dothan Police Department will stringently protect identities of witnesses who come forward.

Our condolences go out to the family of Mr. Lindor.

GA Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Robbery

On September 14, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to a gas station in the 1100 block of Ross Clark Circle for reports of a man with a firearm.  Before officers arrived on scene, reports were updated that shots had been fired and a vehicle had been stolen from the scene.  Investigators arrived on scene to begin the investigation.  According to victims and witnesses, the suspect, Steven Smalley (48) of Alto, GA, approached the victim, armed with a handgun, and demanding the victim’s vehicle.  When the victim refused, Smalley fired one round towards the victim but did not strike him.  Smalley was able to obtain the vehicle keys from the victim and drove off with the vehicle.

A BOLO was issued for the vehicle as investigators worked the crime scene.  Shortly after the BOLO was issued, Smalley was located on Ross Clark Circle driving towards the crime scene.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and took Smalley into custody.

Steven John Smalley (48) of Alto, GA was charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Robbery 1st degree and is being held without bail.

Monday Night Shooting of Two Women Leads to Arrest of Dothan Man

On July 12, 2021, the Dothan Police Department Communications Center was notified by a local hospital that two victims entered the emergency room.  Each victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and one victim in critical condition.  After interviews, police learned the shooting occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Fountain Street and responded to the scene.  As the first officer arrived on scene, a man was detained exiting the residence who was in possession of a firearm, and he was taken into custody.  The man was identified as Joshua George.  There were several other individuals on the scene who witnessed the incident.

After interviews with witnesses on scene, investigators learned that the suspect, Joshua George, became involved in an altercation with a male family member at the residence on Fountain Street.  After the altercation escalated from verbal to physical, George left briefly but returned a short time later.  George, armed with a handgun, began firing his weapon in the residence.  The multiple gunshots struck both victims, who were transported to the hospital in a private vehicle.  One victim was treated and released from the hospital the same night.  The other victim received a gunshot wound to the upper torso and is in critical but stable condition.  George was arrested and charged in connection with the crime as the shooter.

Joshua Roshun George (21) of Dothan was charged with two counts of Assault 1st degree, one count of Attempted Assault 1st degree, and one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling with bonds totaling $105,000.

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