Suspect in custody following pursuit on Circle

On June 16, 2021 just before 8 AM, patrol officers were dispatched to an incident on Ross Clark Circle. Following a brief altercation involving gunfire, the suspect fled in a police vehicle leading to a pursuit that terminated in the 2300 block of Denton Road. The suspect was taken into custody at that time.

Dothan Police will be releasing additional information about this incident to the media during a press briefing scheduled for 3PM on June 16, 2021 at the Dothan Police Department headquarters.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the location of the end of the pursuit at 3200 block of Denton Road. This item has been revised to show the correct location. (17 Jun 2021)

Arrest Made on Shooting on South Oates Street

On June 8, 2021, the Dothan patrol officers responded to reports of a shooting at a residence in the 1900 block of South Oates Street.  Officers found a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound after a verbal altercation with the suspect.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.  Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division began the investigation and quickly developed a suspect.  On June 9, 2021, the suspect was taken into custody.  Investigators charged Demarques Ward with attempted murder in relation to the shooting.

Demarques Antonio Ward (19) has been charged with Attempted Murder with a bond of $60,000.

Demarques Ward- Attempted Murder

Police Seeking Information on Murder on Alabama Ave

On April 29, 2021, Dothan Police responded to the 700 block of Alabama Avenue for a subject suffering from gunshot wounds.  Before police and medics arrived on scene, the victim had been taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital.  Despite medical intervention, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The victim has been identified as Johnnie Settles (27) of Dothan.

The Dothan Police Department is seeking help from the public to solve this crime.  If anyone has any information about this crime, they should call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215.  Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.  Anyone with information can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.

The Dothan Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Settles.

Dothan Man Charged with Capital Murder in Scott Road Murder Case

On April 28, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Scott Road for a medical call for service.  When officers arrived on scene, they found a male victim in the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim, Ricky Turner, was identified by family members and was pronounced dead on scene.

While officers and investigators were on scene, a subject arrived at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Trooper Post on Montgomery Highway with information about the crime.  After a lengthy interview and investigation on scene, investigators had enough probable cause to charge the individual that showed at the Trooper Post with the crime.  Dexter Elliott Marsh Jr. was charged with one count of Capital Murder.  The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000 or the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215.

Dexter Marsh Jr (27) of Dothan- Charged with Capital Murder and is being held without bond.

Montgomery Man Arrested for Sunday Murder

On January 17, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators began a homicide investigation into the death of Willis Rambo Jr. in the 900 block of Morris Street.  Investigators have been reviewing video footage from the area, interviewing witnesses, and attempting to locate persons of interest.  One of those persons of interest was located in Montgomery, AL yesterday and arrested on unrelated warrants.  The suspect was transported to Dothan and interviewed by Investigators.

Christian De-Andre McCallister (19) has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of Rambo Jr. and booked into the Dothan City Jail.  McCallister is being held without bond.  As the investigation continues, more arrests are possible.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance in this investigation as well as assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in apprehending McCallister.  Anyone with any other information about this crime should contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.

Second Man Charged with Capital Murder

After the arrest of an accomplice, Investigators received information on the location of the second suspect in a shooting that resulted in the death of a Dothan woman on September 6, 2020 on South Lena Street.  The suspect, Dontavian McCree (24) of Dothan, was located at a residence in Ashford, AL by Dothan Police Investigators and members of the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.  McCree was taken into custody without incident.

As a result of the investigation, McCree was charged with Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, Attempted Murder, and Capital Murder.  McCree is being held without bond.  The Dothan Police Department wants to thank the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force for their assistance.  Also, thank you to the many community members who provided tips on this case.

Dothan Man Arrested for Attempted Murder- Now Charged with Capital Murder

On September 15, 2020, Dothan Investigators charged Phillip Barkley Jr. with Attempted Murder.  Barkley is now charged with Capital Murder in the shooting death of Christina Moore on South Lena Street that occurred on September 6th, 2020.  Barkley was one of the individuals involved in the actions that caused the death of Moore.  Additional arrests are possible.

Phillip Barkley Jr is charged with Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, Attempted Murder, and Capital Murder.  Barkley is being held without bond.

Dothan Man charged with Attempted Murder

On September 6, 2020, Dothan Police Investigators began an investigation into a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Lena Street and Crawford Street.  It was reported that more than one individual exited a vehicle at the intersection and began firing multiple rounds at the victim, who was not struck by any shots.

On September 15, 2020, tips from the public lead investigators to identify and locate the driver of the suspect vehicle.  After a lengthy interview, the driver, Phillip Barkley Jr., was charged with attempted murder in the shooting.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be forthcoming.  Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 334-793-7000.

Phillip Michael Barkley Jr (23) was charged with Attempted Murder and is being held without bond.

Dothan Police Investigating Murder from Weekend

On September 6, 2020, Dothan Police received a call of a person shot in the 700 block of South Lena Street.  Upon arrival, the victim was located in the residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced dead on scene.  The victim was identified as Christina Yvonne Moore (50) of Dothan. The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Investigators will continue to follow leads on the person(s) responsible.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-793-0215 or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.  The Dothan Police Department is committed to protecting witnesses and victims who report crimes.

Dothan Teen Arrested for Murder

On August 25, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to a shooting the 1300 block of Galaxie Drive.  When Officers arrived on scene, they discovered the victim of the shooting had been transported by private vehicle to a local hospital.  The victim died from his injuries at the hospital shortly after arriving.  The victim has been identified as Majic Collins (18) of Dothan.

During the investigation, Investigators learned the shooter approached the house from a park behind the residence.  After a brief conversation, gunfire erupted and left Collins suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Investigators identified the suspect as Darris Williams. Williams was apprehended on August 31, 2020 and charged with Murder.

Darris Quinta Williams (17) of Dothan has been charged as an adult with Murder and has a bond of $150,000.