Shotgun Causes Minor Injury

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.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Attempted Assault 1st

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.

Dothan Police Respond to Shooting on Third Ave

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.


Shooting Leaves Dothan Man Dead

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.


Armed Robbery of Business (Updated)

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 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.

Two Dothan Men Arrested for Capital Murder

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.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Shooting on South Range Street

On 3/22/2018, at about 1800 hours, Dothan Police were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Range Street in reference to shots fired. Once on scene, officers located the victim laying on the ground with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gun shot wound to his upper thigh, hip area.

Witnesses said they found the victim on the ground after hearing gunshots and noticed a large crowd in the area just before the incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and the investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Shooting on Alabama Ave. in Dothan

On Tuesday January 23rd Dothan Police Responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 700 block of Alabama Avenue. When officers arrived on scene they found the victim laying on the ground with a non life threatening gun shot wound to his upper left thigh.

Witnesses state that an argument ensued between the victim and suspect. The suspect, Anthonie Wilson, then produced a handgun and began firing shots. During the shooting two of the bullets fired entered into an occupied apartment on Alabama Avenue. There were no injuries to the occupants inside the apartment. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.

A description of the vehicle and suspect were obtained and an alert patrol officer observed the vehicle on Webb Road. Patrol Officers stopped the vehicle in the 800 block of Ross Clark Circle.

Dothan Police arrested Anthonie Wilson, 29, of Denton Rd. Dothan, AL and charged him with one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling and one count of Attempted Assault 1st Degree. His bonds total $45,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Community Help Needed to Locate Shooting Suspect

On January 10, 2018, patrol officers responded to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim who arrived by personal vehicle. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. It was determined the incident occurred in the 800 block of Pryor Street. Investigators responded to the scene and began an investigation.

James Mario Cherry IV, 24 years of age, has been identified as a suspect in the incident. Warrants have been obtained for Attempted Assault 1st and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle. Cherry is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Cherry’s whereabouts please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or Crimestoppers 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty

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