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.

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.

Shooting on Southport Lands One in Jail

On August 1, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to East Southport Street in reference to a subject that was shot and crashed his vehicle into a tree.  Investigators responded to the scene and determined the shooting occurred in the 500 block of South Appletree Street.  Through the investigation, Investigators developed a suspect, Trayvon Leon Dorsey, and issued warrants for his arrest in relation to the shooting.

On August 7, 2020, a Dothan Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3200 block of Reeves Street.  In the backseat, Dorsey was found attempting to disassemble a firearm.  Dorsey was arrested for his outstanding warrant.  While looking at the firearm in Dorsey’s possession, it was discovered the serial number had been filed off the weapon.

Trayvon Leon Dorsey (19) of Cuthbert, GA was charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of an Altered Firearm with bonds totaling $75,000.

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.

Shots fired during Armed Robbery Lands Two in Jail

On July 7, 2020, Dothan Police Officers responded to an armed robbery in progress at a local check cashing business in the 1100 block of North Alice Street.  According to reports by the business employees, a suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fired shots towards three employees at the back of the business.  As the suspect was fleeing out of the front door, the suspect fired more shots towards an employee behind the counter.  No employees were injured during the incident.  Investigators were able to identify the suspect through employees who recognized the suspect, identified as Deshone Donald, since Donald was in the business minutes earlier cashing a check.

On 7/10/2020, the U.S. Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force apprehended Donald and the alleged getaway driver, Fredrick Ricks, in Quincy, FL.  Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Task Force for their assistance in this case.

Deshone Elesquial Donald (31) of Quincy, FL was charged with four counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Robbery 1st Degree and is being held without bond.

Fredrick Carl Ricks (28) of Quincy, FL was charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree with a bond of $10,000.