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.

 

Early Evening Shooting Leads to Suspect Arrested and Stolen Gun Located

On 5/11/2020 just after 5:00 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 600 block of East Newton Street for a firearms assault.  The victim was located, treated by Dothan Fire Medics, and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Investigators from Dothan Police Criminal Investigations Division began their investigation by interviewing neighbors and relatives of the victim.  A general description of the suspect, according to witnesses, was a black male wearing camouflage shorts and black shirt last scene walking towards Range Street.

Information led officers at about 10:00 pm to a local housing project in Dothan.  Criminal Investigators, Patrol Officers, and Task Force Officers from the U.S. Marshal’s Service surrounded the apartment and took the suspect, Alfonza Walker, into custody without incident.  During the search, the firearm believed to be the weapon used in the assault was located, which was stolen.

Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in apprehending the suspect.

Alfonza Hurt Walker (32) of Dothan was charged with Attempted Murder and Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree and is being held without bond.

Man Shot by Family Member Now Charged with Burglary

On 5/11/2020 just after 1:30 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Decatur Street for a reported shooting.  It was discovered that the man who was shot got into a verbal altercation with a family member that turned physical.  The family member, fearing for his life, took out his firearm and fired multiple rounds at the suspect, Justin Bland.  Bland was struck at least twice.  Bland was treated at the scene by Dothan Fire Medics and transported to a local hospital.

After interviews with witnesses and family members, there was evidence that Bland, who was banned from the residence, unlawfully entered the family member’s residence.  The family member who shot Bland was not charged.

Justin Tyler Bland (31) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st Degree and has a bond of $60,000.

Man Shoots Wife Then Himself

The Dothan Police responded to 100 blk of Due West in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived they found a female victim that had been shot multiple times. The female was conscious and alert and told officers that she had been shot by her husband as she ran out the door and the victim advised the husband was still in side the residence.  The victim was transported to South East Health for treatment and is currently being evaluated.

The Dothan police tried to make contact with the husband via telephone and loud speaker. There was no response and the Dothan Police Special Response Team (SRT) made entry into the house where they found the husband deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend

In the early morning hours the Dothan Police responded to a shooting in Grand Villa Estates, off of 3rd Ave. When officers arrived, they found a female victim that was shot one time in the chest.  The suspect fled from the scene prior to officers arrival.  Through the course of the investigation, a suspects name was given of Nathaniel Overton. Investigators and patrolmen swept the area looking for Mr. Overton. Information was obtained that Mr. Overton fled to Daleville and  was possibly held up in a house in a local trailer park. Daleville Police Department was contacted and went to the address that Mr. Overton was staying at. Daleville Police were able to take Mr. Overton in custody without incident.

The victim received treatment at South East Health and is expected to survive and is listed in stable condition.

Nathaniel Overton (35) was charged with Domestic Violence 1st degree and is being held on a $60,000 bond.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank  the Daleville Police Department  for their assistance in apprehending Mr. Overton.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dothan Man Arrested for Murder

The Dothan Police responded to the 800 blk of Williams Ave. When officers arrived they found the victim, Terrance Ransom (18),  shot multiple times in a yard. Mr. Ransom  was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigators began to follow leads provided by the public and on-scene investigation.  In the early morning hours police developed a suspect and location. The suspect, Brandon Fluellen (26)  was held up in a local hotel.  After police cleared the surrounding rooms, negotiators were utilized and Mr. Fluellen exited the room without incident.

Mr. Fluellen was charged with murder and  other arrest may follow with additional suspects. Mr. Fluellen is currently being held on no bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Man Shoots Girlfriend in Eye

On 02/08/2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to South East Health in reference to a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found a female victim had been shot in the eye in 1000 blk of Greentree.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that William Woods (33) shot his girlfriend in the eye  during an altercation.  The victim was flown to UAB for further treatment but is expected to recover.

William Woods was charged with Domestic Violence 1st Degree and is being held on a $60,000 bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Shooter-Kidnapper Arrested

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.

Firearm Assault -Update Victim Found

Update: The kidnapping victim, Tanesha McLeod, has been located in Montgomery.  McLeod  has suffered a cut to the head and other minor injuries but she is ok.  The suspect is on the run in Montgomery and Montgomery PD is currently in a man-hunt around Taylor Rd and US 231.  More to follow.

The Dothan Police would like to thank The Montgomery Police Department, The Troy Police Department and The US Marshals for their assistance.

The Dothan Police responded to the 100 blk of Woods Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Once officers arrived, they found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest and in critical condition. Further investigation reveled that the suspect kicked the door in and shot the victim and kidnapped the victim’s girlfriend.  The suspect then fled the scene on a black KIA Rio with Alabama tag number 38HL126.

We are asking for the public’s assistance with help locating these persons or vehicle. If they are seen, call 911 and advise the location. Do not approach, the suspect is considered  armed and dangerous. If you have any other information on this call,  please contact the non-emergency number at 615-3000.