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.
On March 5, 2020 Dothan Police Department Vice Investigators concluded a week long drug investigation that ended with the arrest of two individuals.
On March 3, 2020 Vice investigators attempted to take 28 year old Javon Antonio James into custody at Executive Inn and Suites on Ross Clark Cir. in Dothan, Alabama, when he fled from officers in a vehicle. One of the occupants in the vehicle with James exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was quickly apprehended and identified as 21 year old Cadarius Lashawn Tyson. Tyson was found in possession of illegally-possessed Alprazolam pills. While fleeing from officers James struck two vehicles, causing minor injuries to one of he drivers, and was able to elude officers.
A search warrant of the room at the Executive Inn James was staying in was conducted and officers located drugs and firearms inside of the room. The evidence was seized and felony warrants were obtained for the arrest of Javon James.
On March 5, 2020 Vice investigators and the Dothan Police SRT Team conducted a search warrant at the Howard Johnson Motel in the 2200 block of Ross Clark Circle. James was found in possession of more drugs and firearms and taken into custody.
During the search warrants officers recovered Methamphetamine, Synthetic Marijuana, Prescription Pills, and Ecstasy Pills and two firearms.
Cadarius Lashawn Tyson was charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officers. He has bonds totaling $16,000.00.
Javon Antonio James was charged with 1 count of Drug Trafficking, 6 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm, 1 count of Reckless Endangerment, 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer with injuries. James has bonds totaling $617,000.00.
On September 17, 2019 Dothan Police executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Third Avenue. The search warrant was related to a Burglary that occurred at the Outpost gun store located in the 2600 block of Ross Clark Circle. The suspect, Jefferey Wilson (30), was also a suspect in a burglary of a pawn shop in Geneva Alabama.
When investigators arrived the suspect barricaded himself inside the fifth wheel RV that he was living in. He refused officers commands to exit the camper and the Dothan SRT and Houston County SRT teams both responded the location. While officers were attempting to talk the suspect out of the RV, smoke began coming out of the roof of the camper. Smoke quickly turned to flames and Wilson exited through a window at the rear of the camper and was taken into custody and moved to a safe location.
Dothan Fire Department as well as Rehobeth Fire Department extinguished the fire, however the camper was a total loss. After the fire was extinguished officers were able to recover evidence from both burglaries.
Jefferey Bruce Wilson was charged with one count of burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Arson 3rd Degree and no bond has been set in this case. Wilson will also face charges in Geneva County.
Today the Special Response Team and Bomb Team were invited to give presentations to students at Houston Academy! Students were able to learn about the special tools and tactics each team utilizes, and learn a little about the kind of person it takes to accept the responsibility of joining these specialized teams!
Thank you to the staff and students of Houston Academy for giving us the opportunity to meet you!
On April 30th 2018 Dothan Police Investigators received a report of a possible sex crime against a child under 12 years old. An investigation began immediately and the suspect was identified as Joseph Ramirez, 36, of Radford Circle, Dothan.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Ramirez’s home in the 100 block of Radford Circle. Before executing the search warrant Ramirez made it known to police that he was armed with a firearm and made threats against himself and officers if they attempted to take him into custody.
The Dothan SRT Team was used to execute the search warrant. When they arrived at the residence Ramirez had barricaded the doors and covered the windows in the home. The SRT Team made entry into the home through a window and encountered Ramirez with a shotgun making threats to the officers. After a brief struggle Ramirez was taken into custody with minor injuries.
Ramirez was taken to the Dothan Police Department for questioning. After interviews were concluded Ramirez was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age and two counts of rape 1st degree. This investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.