Man Charged with Assault and Burglary

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, officer responded to the 2100 block of Denton Road for an assault and burglary. Officers located the suspect, Daryl Connacious Buggs, and detained him for investigative purposes. It was determined Buggs had entered a storage unit and a vehicle and taken property from both without the owner’s permission to do so. While being confronted for his actions, Buggs used a lock he had removed from the storage unit to assault two individuals with.

Daryl Connacious Buggs, 45 years old of Dothan, was charged with two counts of Assault Second Degree, one count of Burglary Third Degree, and one count of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. His bond was set at $40,000.00.

Daryl Connacious Buggs –
*Assault 2nd Degree X2
*Burglary 3rd Degree
*Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle

Multiple Vehicles Broken Into

The Dothan Police Department is investigating multiple vehicles broken into over the past weekend along the Westside and Northside of Ross Clark Circle in the parking lots of multiple businesses. During these break-ins, suspects broke the windows of several vehicles and stole valuables.

We ask that anyone who may have information related to any of these incidents to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

We would like to remind everyone to not leave items such as purses, wallets, electronics, gift bags, or any other valuables in your vehicle in plain sight. Even if locked, thieves will not hesitate to damage your vehicle to take your property. Keep all your valuables in the trunk or other locked areas of your vehicle.

Fugitive Apprehended and Received Multiple Additional Charges

On Wednesday, November16, 2022, during the early morning hours, officers with the Dothan Police Department located a wanted felon, Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. Byrd was wanted for several outstanding warrants related to the Burglary of Money Mizer Pawn and Jewelry on August 12, 2022, in which multiple guns were stolen. Byrd was the last of four suspects to be taken into custody for this crime. He has been evading apprehension since the time of the crime. It was determined Byrd had committed multiple crimes throughout the city while being on the run.

In addition to his outstanding warrants, Byrd has now received the following additional charges:

1 Count of Possession of Burglary Tools

2 Counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance

25 Counts of Theft of Property Second Degree

19 Counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.

Byrd is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with No Bond.

Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd – Possession of Burglary Tools X1, Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance X2, Theft of Property Second Degree X25, and Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle X19

Woman Receives Multiple Charges

On Monday morning, September 12, 2022, the Dothan Police Department was notified of a Burglary in the 3000 block of East Cottonwood Road. There were also several reports of breaking and entering vehicles in various locations. As the investigation began, it was determined the same individual was responsible for all of them.

Kasondra Kay Strickland, 23 years old of Enterprise, AL, was charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree and six counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Her bond was set at $75,000.00.

Kasondra Kay Strickland – Burglary Third X1, Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle X6

Man Charged with Breaking into Vehicles and Theft of Property

On 4/23/2022 and 4/24/2022, two vehicles were broken into in the 1900 block of Melba Drive in Dothan.  Around the same time, some power equipment was taken from the yard of a residence in the 1900 block of Melba Drive.  Investigators have now charged 21 year old Davion Datron Turner, of Dothan, with two counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and one count of Theft of Property Second Degree.  His bond is set at $45,000.00.

Davion Datron Turner – Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle X2, Theft of Property Second Degree X1

Man Charged with Breaking and Entering Multiple Vehicles

On Saturday night, 4/23/2022, officers responded to a breaking and entering a vehicle call in the 100 block of South Foster Street.  Alert officers spotted a suspicious person hiding in the wood line.  As officers made contact with the person, they also discovered a large pile of miscellaneous property on the ground that had been covered up with a blanket.  It was determined the items had come from multiple vehicles in the area.  The person was identified as Ronald Devone Balcom.  Balcom also had multiple stolen items on his person.  Thankfully, all property was recovered and returned to the rightful owners.

As a result of the investigation, 58 year old Ronald Devone Balcom, of Dothan, was arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle.

We would like to remind everyone to make sure your vehicles are kept locked at all times, either at home, or while visiting a place of business.  Also, keep anything of value out of sight or covered up.  These reminders are often given during the holiday season, but actually should be practiced year-round.  Thieves prey upon easy opportunities.  If your valuables are visible or even if your vehicle is left unlocked, it is perceived as an invitation to criminals.

Ronald Devone Balcom – Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicle X4

Man Charged With Breaking and Entering A Vehicle & Identity Theft

On March 21, 2022, 23 year-old Corey Taeon Hadley, of Dothan, is alleged to have unlawfully entered the victim’s vehicle in the 500 block of Pine Street in Dothan.  Once inside the vehicle, Hadley took the victim’s cell phone.  Using the victim’s cell phone, Hadley accessed the victim’s banking information and sent money to himself.  As a result, Hadley was charged with one count of Breaking and Entering a Vehicle, and one count of Identity Theft.  His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Corey Taeon Hadley – B&E Vehicle X1, Identity Theft X1

Car Burglary Streak Ended with Capture

The Dothan Police made an arrest last night of a Dothan man Lasharie Roberts (30)  and charged him with 3 counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering  of Motor Vehicle. Roberts is also a suspect in several more in the Westgate Park area   and more charges  are to follow. He is being held on a $30,000 bond.

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

Suspect in Early Morning Theft and Chase in Custody

On Tuesday July 23, 2019 Dothan Police Officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the area of Murphy Mill Road for a traffic violation. The driver of the truck fled from officers pulling a utility trailer. The driver drove through the yard of a nearby residence causing damage to the residence and fence. The suspect ended up in a wooded area on Riveredge Parkway in Dothan, leaving the truck and trailer and set out into the woods on foot.

Officers searched the area with help from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Wiregrass Aviation Support Program, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, ALEA Investigators and Alabama State Troopers. During the search officers located several other pieces of stolen property from the Dothan area. Two more utility trailers and a lawn mower were discovered that had been stolen from a nearby church. In the bed of the truck were numerous stolen items from a recent burglary in Geneva County to include several firearms, televisions, tools, and electronics.

The suspect was not located until several hours later when a resident in the 200 block of Riveredge Parkway returned home and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under a bed in the home. Police responded to the residence to investigate. With the idea that this was the suspect from this morning a Police K9 was deployed into the hose after verbal warnings were given. After no response the K9 searched the residence and encountered the suspect in a bedroom and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the right bicep.

The suspect was identified as 44 year old white male Jason Dewayne Creel of Dothan. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the Police K9.

Once the suspect was in custody the resident noticed that their family dog, a mixed breed lab/bulldog, was missing from the home. The dog was located under the deck at the rear of the home. The dog had been stabbed by the suspect multiple times in the throat. The family dog, Buddy, did not survive this attack. Creel later admitted to police that the dog “came at him” so he stabbed him with his pocket knife.

Creel, wet and dirty from his time in the wooded area removed his clothes and hid them in a closet. He helped himself to food and drink from the refrigerator. Creel also logged into the family computer and watched pornography until he finally crawled under a bed and fell asleep until awoken by Dothan Police K9 Xander.

Jason Dewayne Creel is charged with three counts of Theft of Property 1st degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, one count of Burglary 3rd degree, one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess Firearms. He is being held with no bond in this case.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.


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