On October 1st, 2019 Dothan Police responded to the 400 block of Haven Dr. in reference to a firearm assault. The victim, 31 year old Michael White, was located and had a minor injury on the left side of his face. White was treated by rescue at the scene.
White stated that he got into an argument with his ex girlfriend, 30 year old Malika Rashan Beacham . White stated that Beacham became violent during the argument and shocked him in the abdomen with a stun gun. White stated that he got into his vehicle and left the scene. He stated that Beacham followed him and when he stopped she exited her vehicle with a .45 caliber pistol and fired two shots at him. One of the bullets grazed Whites face. Beacham then fled the scene, but later turned herself in at the Dothan Police Department.
Beacham was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st Degree. She has a $30,000.00 bond.
On September 12, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Dollar General Store located in the 700 block of W. Selma Street. Police arrived and found that the front door and windows to the business were shattered from gunshots. Inside they found 21 year old Dontez Thomas with a gunshot wound to his lower back. Thomas was transported to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries and he was later released.
Investigators arrived on scene and began watching surveillance videos from the businesses and saw Thomas and another male arguing in the parking lot. Thomas walked to the Dollar General Store after the argument. As he was entering the store the other male, later identified as 24 year old Howard Tremaine Grant of Dothan, fired five shots at Thomas. One of those bullets struck Thomas in the back and the others travelled through the windows and door of the store that was full of customers. No one else was injured in the shooting.
Grant was seen on video and by witnesses getting into a white sedan and fleeing the scene. The suspect and vehicle description was broadcast to local law enforcement and Eufaula Police were able to stop the vehicle in Eufaula. Grant was brought back to Dothan and charged with one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Building. No bond has been set in this case.
On May 25, 2019, four individuals attempted to rob Shawn Callins while he was inside his residence located at 416 Florida Avenue. When Callins resisted, the suspects shot and killed him. A female victim who was six and a half months pregnant, was shot twice during the invasion. She suffered severe blood loss and was transported to a Pensacola, Florida Hospital. Due to the distress on the unborn baby, the baby was taken by emergency C-section and was placed on life support.
Tragically, the baby boy died early this morning. As a result of his death, the four suspects that were previously charged with the murder of Shawn Callins and the attempted murder of the female victim, will now be charged with the murder of the child. The four suspects are: 18 year old Willie Blackmon of Dothan, 18 year old Kaleb Tubbs of Dothan, 17 year old Carlos Lindsey of Opp and 21 year old David Key of Abbeville. All suspects remain in the Houston County Jail without bond.
On behalf of the Dothan Police Department, we would like to express our condolences for the families of all victims involved in this senseless tragedy.
On June 11, 2019 Dothan Police arrested 39-year-old Tiffany Robbin Rowell and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. A bond has not been set in this case.
Rowell has been charged for her involvement in the murder of Akheem Benjamin Hall (23) of Naomi Drive on Sunday June 9, 2019. Rowell was involved in an altercation with the victim earlier the same day. She played a roll in her son, Tayshawn Malik Stevenson, coming to Naomi Drive and shooting Hall.
Police are still looking for Stevenson and ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On June 9, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 100 block of Naomi Drive. Officers arrived and found 27 year old Akheem Benjamin Hall lying in the yard deceased.
Hall was shot twice, he was struck in the forearm, and upper back area. Rescue responded to the scene, but was unsuccessful in life saving attempts.
Investigators responded to the scene and began speaking with witnesses. During the investigation a suspect was identified. Investigators are looking for 23-year-old Tayshawn Malik Stevenson for questioning. He is described as a black male 6’0″ tall and weighing approximately 230 pounds.
Dothan Police ask that anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Stevenson or any information involving this case please call 334-615-3000 or you can call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On May 25, 2019 at approximately 1:50 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault at 416 Florida Ave. Apt #1. On secene they found Shawn Bernard Callins and Kenisha Lashea Lee shot multiple times each.
It was determined that the suspects entered the apartment forcing their way in the front door in an attempt to commit a robbery. Once inside they began shooting at the victims, striking each one multiple times. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
Rescue responded and transported both Mr. Callins and Ms. Lee to Southeast Health Emergency Room where Mr. Callins succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Ms. Lee was shot in both legs and femur, shattering her femur. Ms. Lee was Air Lifted to a Florida Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Ms. Lee was 6 ½ -months pregnant. Once arriving in Florida Ms. Lee had to have an emergency C-Section and delivered the baby. The baby is in NICU in critical condition, and Ms. Lee is in ICU in Critical condition with a Rod and Guide in her Femur.
During the investigation two of the suspects were identified as B/M Willie Gerome Blackmon and B/M Kaleb Tyreak Tubbs both 18 years of age, and both of Dothan.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs were later apprehended and through the investigation both suspects were charged with Capital Murder relating to the Robbery and attempted Murder for shooting Ms. Lee.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs are in custody at the Houston County jail under No Bond.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
The Dothan Police Department Patrol Division has responded to the 400 block of Florida Avenue where two victims of gunshot violence have been transported to a local medical facility for treatment.
We are working to identify the shooter and ask that anyone with information about this case please call dispatch immediately at 615-3000 for Crime Stoppers.
Responding officers did a tremendous job utilizing tourniquets off of their personal kits to take life-saving measures for these victims. We would like to thank Dothan fire department and Pilcher’s ambulance service for their quick response to come in and support and continue these efforts.
On April 18, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue. Officers arrived and found three victims with gunshot wounds. All of the victims were treated for their injuries at Southeast Health.
On April 23, 2019 one of the victims, Cornelius Jaquan Williams (26) passed away from his injuries. During the investigation warrants were obtained on Larry Antionette Garlington Jr. (23) of Dothan for one count of Murder and one count of Assault 1st degree. No bond has been set in this case. On April 30, 2019 Garlington turned himself in at the Dothan Police Department and will await court proceedings.