Man In Serious Condition After Being Shot

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, just after 6:00 PM, officers responded to the 700 block of Hutchins Street in reference to shots being fired. When they arrived, they learned a male victim had been shot and had already been transported to the hospital by personal vehicle. Officers also responded to the hospital and learned the victim had a life-threatening gunshot injury. The victim is currently in serious condition.

The investigation revealed the suspect, Terrance Williams, 18 years old of Dothan, was shooting at another individual down the street and while doing so, struck the victim who was only a few feet away from him. Williams has been charged with Assault First Degree and his bond has been set at $500,000.00. His charge is subject to change depending on the outcome of the victim.

Terrance Jermaine Williams – Assault First Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Armed Robbery

On 8/4/2022, a physical altercation took place between a victim and two suspects over property in the 200 block of Fortner Street.  During the physical altercation, one suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim in the arm.  The victim underwent surgery for the non-life threatening injury and is expected to make a full recovery.  One suspect, Kevone Devontay Smith, 21 years old of Dothan, has been arrested and charged with one count of Robbery First Degree.  His bond was set at $60,000.00.

Kevone Devontay Smith – Robbery First Degree

Second Suspect Arrested and Additional Suspects Wanted in the Two-State Double Murder

On 7/28/2022, the Dothan Police Department and the Holmes County, Florida Sheriff’s Department began a joint investigation into a double murder. The investigation led to the discovery of two bodies buried on Long Round Bay Road in Holmes County, Florida. The bodies are believed to be those of Damien Bell and Shauna Terry, who were listed as missing persons from Dothan, Alabama on 7/11/2022.

On 7/28/2022, Sheena Thurman was arrested by the Dothan Police Department and charged with one count of murder. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Dothan Police Department has now charged David Allen Bastian, 37 years old of Port Saint Lucie, Florida with one count of Capital Murder, one count of Kidnapping First Degree, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

The Dothan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals are currently attempting to locate Joshua Deavours Parks, 36 years old of Dothan; Devante Laquae Williams, 32 years old of Dothan; and MacAuthur Mike Hawkins, 31 years old of Dothan. Parks, Williams, and Hawkins are wanted for one count of Capital Murder, one count of Kidnapping First Degree, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

We are asking the public if you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. A reward may be offered for information that leads to the capture of these individuals. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

 

 

Man Shot During Robbery

On Friday night, 7/22/2022, just before 9:00 PM, a male victim was approached by a black female suspect while at a business in the 3000 block of Denton Road. The female asked him for a ride and he agreed. Once in the vehicle, the suspect produced a hand gun and demanded the victim to drive. The suspect continued to tell the victim where to go to. They stopped in the 2300 block of Denton Road. The victim exited the vehicle and the suspect demanded the keys to the vehicle. The victim initially refused to give the keys to the suspect. The suspect then shot the victim in the arm. The suspect was then able to get the keys and left on the victim’s vehicle.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury. It was later determined he would have to be transferred to an out of town facility for specialized treatment.

Several hours after the incident occurred, the victim’s vehicle was located abandoned in Headland, AL.

The unknown black female suspect is described as being 5’8” – 5’11” tall, 20-25 years old, had a lip piercing, wearing a green jacket and short white pants.

If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at (334)615-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at (334)793-7000

Woman Allows Juveniles to Shoot at Victims

On 7/15/2022 several juveniles were involved in at altercation in the 1200 block of Lake Street. Some of the juveniles left but soon retuned in a vehicle driven by Shakita Crittenton. The juveniles exited the vehicle and retrieved a handgun from the trunk of Crittenton’s vehicle and began firing at a vehicle occupied by the other juveniles while Crittenton watched. Crittenton aided these juveniles by giving them a firearm and transporting them to and from the incident location.

As a result of this incident, on 7/20/2022, Criminal Investigators executed a search warrant at Crittenton’s residence. During the search, illegal narcotics were found in a common area of the residence which two juveniles had access to. Also found were two puppies in crates in two different closets. Both puppies were malnourished and underweight. Dothan Animal Services responded and took possession of both puppies.

Shakita Leann Crittenton, 35 years old of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Animal Cruelty, two counts of Chemical Endangerment, two counts of Attempted Assault First Degree, and one count of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle. She is currently being held with no bond.

Shakita Leann Crittenton – Animal Cruelty X2, Chemical Endangerment X2, Attempted Assault First Degree X2, and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle

Three Year Old Accidentally Shot

On 7/20/2022 at approximately 8:40 PM, officers responded to a local hospital for a 3 year old child that had been shot in a lower extremity. It was determined the child climbed into the lap of an adult male who had a pistol in his pocket and the child accidentally hit the trigger causing the gun to fire. The child was treated at the hospital for a superficial wound to the extremity and released. The child is expected to make a full recovery. This incident occurred in the 400 block of Mona Drive.

Man Charged with Attempted Assault

On May 26, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett attempted to shoot the victim while the victim was driving in the 400 block of Logue Street in Dothan.

On June 7, 2022, Sirrico Santonio Bennett, 46 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Sirrico Santonio Bennett – Attempted Assault First Degree

Dothan Man Charged with Attempted Assault

In November of 2021, a vehicle occupied by five individuals was shot multiple times in the 700 block of Chinook Street in Dothan.  Evidence testing was conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.  Once the test results were complete, warrants were obtained for Keith Shakur Helms.

On 6-4-2022, Keith Shakur Helms, 19 years old of Dothan, was arrested for five outstanding warrants for Attempted Assault First Degree related to the November 2021 incident.  His bond was set at $75,000.00.

Keith Shakur Helms – Attempted Assault First Degree X5

Exchange of Gunfire Leads to One Man’s Arrest

During the early morning hours of Sunday, 5/22/2022, a group of individuals engaged in an exchange of gunfire in the parking lot of a hotel in the 3500 block of Ross Clark Circle.  As officers arrived, the individuals were still exchanging gunfire.  Several suspects ran on foot while others left on vehicles.  One of the suspects was captured after he discarded his firearm.  Two patron’s vehicles and the hotel were damaged, however, there were no injuries.

Mekhi Nasir Lawton, 18 years of age, of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle.  His bond was set at $30,000.00.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Dothan Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 334-615-3632.

Mekhi Nasir Lawton – Shooting into Unoccupied Vehicle X2

Dothan City School Bus And Other Vehicles Shot Into With BB Gun

On Thursday afternoon, 5/5/2022, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Dothan Police Department received a call about a Dothan City school bus being shot into while traveling in the area of Fortner Street and South Park Avenue.  There were children on the bus at the time this occurred, however, there were no injuries of any kind.  Multiple officers and investigators quickly saturated the area to begin canvassing for suspects.

While officers were responding to the school bus, two other victims called reporting their vehicles had been shot into as well while traveling in the same area.  It was determined the shots were fired by someone in the front yard of a residence in the 900 block of Fortner Street.  Officers quickly surrounded the residence and detained all occupants.  Three weapons were found inside the residence. One of them is believed to have been used to shoot at the school bus and other vehicles.  Upon examination, all three weapons were determined to be compressed-air powered BB guns and all of them were replicas of real guns.

As a result, 20 year old Jacquette Daquin Townsend, of Dothan, was charged with three counts of Throwing or Shooting Deadly or Dangerous Missile into Occupied Vehicle.  His bond was set at $45,000.00.

Jacquette Daquin Townsend – Throwing or Shooting Deadly or Dangerous Missile into Occupied Vehicle

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