Son Used Hatchet on Mother During Argument

The Dothan Police responded to the 1000 block of Woodlawn in reference to a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they found a victim with hatchet wounds on the head and arm.  The suspect is Brandon Holmes (26) the son of the victim.  After the assault, Holmes tried to steal a car but was apprehended by police.  Holmes  is being charged with Attempted Murder and Attempted Theft of Property 1st and is being held on no bond. The victim is being treated for serious but  non-life threating injuries.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

 

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.

 

Two Arrested in Northside Academy Theft

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.

Andrew Phillips has bonds totaling $92,500.00.

Tevin Coffman has bonds totaling $7,500.00.

More Charges for Ex Event Planner for Theft of Property

On July 9th, 2018 Dothan Police Investigators arrested Gayla McMullen White and charged her with Theft of Property 1st degree. These charges stemmed from an event planning business, Windmill Station, where Mrs. White was an employee.

Since those charges were filed another victim has come forward and Mrs. White has been charged with a second charge of Theft of Property 1st degree. The victims stated that between the months of February and June 2018 payments totaling $3,000.00 were made to Mrs. White for a wedding at Windmill Station. The business never received these payments and additional charges were filed.

Mrs. White surrendered herself to the Dothan Police Department and has a bond amount of $30,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Ex Event Planner Arrested for Theft of Property 1st

On July 9, 2018 Dothan Police Investigators arrested Gayla White and charged her with theft of property 1st degree.  Dothan police received a report of the theft on June 26, 2018 and began an investigation immediately.

Owners of the company, Windmill Station, reported that while Mrs. White was employee she stole $2,700.00 worth of deposits from November 2017 to June 2018. After the investigation was complete Gayla J. McMullen White was charged with one count of theft of property 1st degree. She has a bond amount of $30,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Police Officer Arrested on Multiple Charges

The Dothan Police Department has arrested one of our own. Earlier today some of our officers were engaged in a training class when one of the supervisors began acting strangely. Two supervisors identified his behavior as erratic and highly unusual. After conferring with other members of the training class they exercised their authority under the City of Dothan’s drug testing policy and escorted the supervisor to the Health Clinic for mandatory drug testing. As policy dictates, the employee was placed on Administrative Leave. During the relief of duty process two bottles of a controlled substance were discovered in his police car. Vice officers were called and conducted a criminal investigation. Jonathan Whaley has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a controlled Substance and two counts of Theft of Property 2nd Degree.

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

Theft Arrest

On 06/15/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 42 year old Marcus Charles Strickland, of Robin Parker Road Ozark, with Theft of Property 3rd degree. This is in connection with a theft from a business in the 4800 block of Montgomery Highway. Bond has been set at $1,000.

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

Theft Arrest

On 05/31/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 31 year old Christina Elaine Collins, of Redwing Road Ashford, with Theft of Property 3rd degree. This stemmed from a theft of a business in the 3300 block of South Oates Street. Bond has been set at $1,000.

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

Identity Theft

On 05/02/2017Investigators arrested and charged 34 year old James Wesley Arnold, of Moss Street, with three counts of Identity Theft. Bond has been set at $90,000.

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

Boat theft arrest

On 04/28/2017 Investigators arrested and charged 38 year old Ashley Ryan Holder, of Flynn Road, with Theft of Property 1st degree. This was in connection with a boat theft that occurred on 04-21 on Copper Court. Bond has been set at 30,000. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.