On May 13th and 14th Dothan Police received reports of fifteen vehicle break-ins on the east side of Dothan. The reports were from Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive. An investigation began in the crimes and video was released of one of the suspects.
On May 16th the investigator working the case was off duty and made contact with a person he believed to be the suspect in the vehicle break-ins at the Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of E. Main Street. The suspect was identified as 21 year old Nhayquan Travone Bethel of Dothan. He was in the company of 23 year old Shantoria Lashaey Owens, also of Dothan.
Based on information gathered during the investigation Investigators conducted a search warrant of the room and vehicle belonging to the two suspects and recovered property taken from the recent break-ins. The property recovered included several firearms, purses, and wallets belonging to the victims.
Nhayquan Travone Bethel has been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has bonds totaling $210,000.00. Shantoria Lashaey Owens has also been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has bonds totaling $210,000.00. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.
On May 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of several vehicle break-ins on the east side of the city. These break-ins occurred during the evening and early morning hours of May 13th and May 14th in the area of Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive.
Citizens reported fifteen vehicles broken into. In six of the break-ins entry was made through a busted window. The others were unlocked vehicles. Items taken during the break-ins were two hand guns, as well as, various items such as wallets and purses.
Dothan Police would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles every time you leave them and never leave valuable items inside of your vehicle, especially in plain view. A video of the suspect has been placed below. Dothan Police request if you have any information about these crimes or recognize the person in the video to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or you can contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On April 6, 2019 a Burglary and Theft occurred at Northside Methodist Academy in 2600 block of Redmond Road. It was determined that a U-Haul van had entered the property and left with several items totaling over $20,000. On April 8, 2019 the U-Haul van was located in the back yard of a residence located in the 2600 block of Timothy Road along with some of the property taken during the theft. After further investigation, W/M Andrew Phillips was arrested and charged with two counts of Theft of Property 1st and Burglary 3rd. An additional charge of Domestic violence 2nd that occurred on August 6, 2018 in the 3000 block of Evans Dr and Breaking and Entering a Motor vehicle that occurred in 200 block of Petunia Dr.
Along with Phillips, W/M Tevin Coffman was also charged with Theft of Property 1st and Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.
On February 5, 2019, Jarvis Antiawon Stephens (21) was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle. This occurred on January 31, 2019 at multiple locations on the north side of Dothan.
On October 29th 2018 at approximately 10:00 P.M. Dothan Police performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Hartford Hwy. and Ross Clark Circle. The vehicle stopped matched the description of a vehicle that was suspected in several vehicle break-ins in Dothan and Houston County. The vehicle break-ins occurred from October 7th thru October 21st 2018.
Two of the occupants in the vehicle were identified as 19 year old Makayela Ruth Smith of Dothan and 21 Year old Joshua Patrick Yance of Dothan. During the stop officers discovered evidence from some of the vehicle break-ins in Houston County and Dothan City limits. As a result of the traffic stop Makayela Ruth Smith was arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has a bond amount of $10,000.00. Joshua Patrick Yance was also arrested and Charged with four counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has a bond amount of $10,000.00.
This case is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff’s Department. More charges are pending.
On May 14th 2018 Dothan Police responded to American Trailers located in the 100 block of Loftin Rd. to a report of several of the company trucks being broken into. An employee from American Trailers witnessed a white male taking vehicle batteries from the vehicles. The white male suspect fled the scene on a vehicle and the employee was able to obtain a tag number.
On May 16th 2018 Dothan Police investigators identified the white male as Luther Todd McCart, 46, of E. Crawford St. in Dothan. McCart was charged with 45 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. McCart was also charged with two more counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle for his involvement in the vehicle break-ins at Road Runner Delivery in the 1000 block of West Main St. Dothan. Vehicle batteries were stolen at this location as well.
McCart was charged with a total of 47 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and he has bonds totaling $705,000.00. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Dothan Police investigators have arrested three individuals in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins. The break-ins occurred between mid February and the beginning of March 2018. Several vehicles on the south side of Dothan, in the Blackmon Road area, were broken into and several items were taken.
On March 7th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Anthony Allen Dault of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 9 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. He was also charged with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and 2 counts of Theft of Property 1st Degree. Dault has bonds totaling $182,000.00.
Investigators also charged Blake Levoy Dooling of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and 4 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Dooling has bonds totaling $140,000.00.
Also charged for his involvement in the crimes was Brandon Keith Hale of Pansey Rd. in Ashford. Hale was charged with 7 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and 1 count of Theft of Property 1st Degree. He has bonds totaling $70,000.00.