On Friday March 22, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 600 block of E. Newton Street. Officers found the victim, Lance Bynes (40), laying on the ground with two gunshot wounds. One of the shots entered his right shoulder and the other in his left thigh. Bynes was transported by ambulance to the SouthEast Health Emergency Room with non-critical injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.
During the investigation officers discovered that the shooter fired six or seven shots in the direction of Bynes and fled on foot in the area. One of the suspects was identified as 19 year old Michael Mantez Gibson of Dothan. Gibson was located and interviewed at the police department.
Once interviews were complete Gibson was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and has a $60,000.00 bond. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming.
On Friday March 15th, 2019 Dothan Police responded to SouthEast Health for reports of a male that was brought into the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to the torso. Officers arrived and identified the victim as 33 year old Jeremy Rashad Sanders of Dothan. Sanders had one gunshot wound under his left armpit and succumbed to his injury in the Emergency Room.
Officers were able to determine that the shooting occurred in the 700 block of Monroe St. in Dothan. A crime scene was located and Investigators were called to the scene. During the investigation Investigators learned that Sanders was attempting to break up a physical altercation between two females when one of the females, Suctorah Ty’keymah Duncan (23) of Dothan, produced a handgun and fired one round intended for the other female involved in the altercation, but striking Sanders.
Suctorah Ty’keymah Duncan was arrested and charged with one count of Murder and has a $300,000.00 bond. She was also charged with one count of Attempted Murder and has a bond of $200,000.00.
UPDATE @ 10:13pm: The suspect is no longer a threat at this time.
We are continuing to monitor the events in Auburn, Alabama a short time ago. An Auburn Police Officer was shot and critically injured after effecting a traffic stop involving a robbery suspect.
The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old white male Christopher James Wallace. He may be in the company of an unknown white female. He may be wearing or in possession of a camo hoodie sweatshirt.
The vehicle is a silver Jeep Liberty bearing a Barbour County, Alabama tag 6AB5267.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the vehicle or suspect please call 911.
At the time of this post, we do not believe the suspect is in the Dothan area, but if you have any family or friends near Auburn please make them aware of this potentially dangerous situation.
Thankfully the officer who was shot is in stable condition and expected to make a recovery.
On February 6, 2019, Johnethan Ekeyesto Kelly (36) was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree. Kelly fired a 12 gauge shotgun in the direction of the victim on Linden Street who was two houses away, striking him with multiple pellets causing minor injury.
On January 31, 2019, Jamey Jerome Record (32), was arrested and charged with Attempted Assault 1st. On January 29, 2019, Record fired multiple shots from a handgun at an individual. No one was injured during the incident.
All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On December 5th 2018 Dothan Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Third Avenue. The shooting occurred around 5 P.M. and police arrived shortly after.
The 24 year old male victim was found laying inside of a house with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Witnesses stated that a black GMC SUV with pink lettering on the back window drove by and they heard five gunshots. After the shots they discovered that one person was struck in the abdomen.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Southeast Health with non life threatening injuries. He was rushed to surgery and is now listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On July 16, 2018 Dothan Police responded to the 900 block of Sixth Ave. in reference to a firearm assault. When patrol officers arrived they found 24 year old Vantavius Dishon McKay laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers were able to quickly get Mr. McKay to an ambulance and he was transported to the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Unfortunately Mr. McKay was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Officers on scene were unsure if the person who shot McKay was still inside the residence in the 900 block of Sixth Ave. and the decision was made to hold the scene and let the Dothan SRT Team make entry in an attempt to locate him. Once the SRT Team cleared the residence and no one was found inside Investigators began processing the scene.
Shortly after the residence was cleared 36-year-old Dennis Allen Jackson Jr. turned himself in at the Police Department and stated that he was the person involved in the shooting on Sixth Avenue. Multiple witness interviews were conducted as well as an interview with Mr. Jackson. Once those interviews were completed it was determined that this was an ongoing conflict that happened over a period of a few days. Mr. Jackson called and reported the threats against him on the day of the shooting.
After interviews were completed it was determined that Mr. Jackson was acting in self defense and no charges were filed at that time. Investigators consulted with the District Attorney’s Office and the case will be presented to the Grand Jury at a later date.
During the evening of June 11th 2018 Dothan Police responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in the 3400 block of Denton Road. When officers arrived they were informed that two suspects entered the business and demanded money. Both suspects were armed with hand guns and were last seen fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and property.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Community members who wish to assist in an anonymous capacity, please call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or visit tipsubmit.com. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.
Updated on June 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM to include the video released of the robbery. The video includes audio of the robbery as well.
On March 25th at approximately 10:50 p.m. Dothan Police Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle at Stringer Street A.M.E. Church, 1900 Stringer St., while officers were in the area they discovered a wrecked vehicle at the intersection of Lake St. and Allen Road.
One of those vehicles was occupied by Ms. Breunia Jennings, 23, of Dothan. Ms. Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death was a gunshot wound.
Several people at the scene were detained and taken to the Dothan Police Department for interviews. After interviews were completed Jamie Emmanuel Townes, 26, of S. St. Andrews St., Dothan AL was arrested for Capital Murder. A “no bond” has been issued.
Also arrested for Capital Murder was Kenneth Glasgow, 52, of W. Powell St., Dothan. A “no bond” has been issued in this case.