Blakely, GA Crime & Safety

Dothan shooting leaves one dead

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -One person died Monday night from a shooting at a Dothan apartment community. The shooting occurred about 9:20 at Tanglewood Apartments, a residential neighborhood along Inez Road near Dothan’s south side Walmart. The store is not involved in the shooting. Officers received conflicting initial reports about possible...
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DPD: Dothan man arrested and charged with sexual abuse & domestic violence by strangulation

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Authorities arrested a Dothan man on Saturday for sexual abuse and domestic violence charges. Dothan police were dispatched to the 200 Block of Alabaster Drive where Adam Piling, 33, was arrested after he assaulted and strangled a female victim during an argument. Piling then forced the victim to perform oral sex on him, according to police.
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UPDATE: Gunshot victim dies after shooting in south Dothan

UPDATE (WDHN) — The victim of Monday evening’s shooting at an apartment complex in south Dothan has died. Initial reports indicated the person sustained mortal wounds to the arm and chest. CPR was performed on the victim on the scene before that person was taken to a local hospital. The...
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Wiregrass organization serves domestic violence victims, like Gabby Petito

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The case of Gabby Petito is one that has shaken the nation, the homicide of the young women has caused many to take a closer at the signs of abuse. According to Karen Boyd, the Prevention Educator at House of Ruth their mission is to serve those who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and strives to educate those on the cycle of abuse before it’s too late.

Dothan brothers, 21 and 23, arrested for shooting into occupied building

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Two brothers were arrested early Tuesday morning for shooting into an occupied building in Midland City, police said. According to Midland City Police Chief, Jimmy Singleton, the department received a call around 12 a.m. Tuesday morning about gunshots being fired near Midtown Apartments in Midland City. The investigation led police officers to a description of the vehicle and the occupants of that vehicle.

Wiregrass Angel House honors murder victims on National Day of Remembrance

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Saturday evening, the Wiregrass Angel House paid tribute to homicide victims here in the Wiregrass. September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Wiregrass Angel House held a tribute service in downtown Dothan with many victim’s family members and loved ones in...

Suspect arrested, charged with sexual assault

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Dothan man has been arrested and charged after an alleged sexual assualt that happened in the Campbellton area on September 12. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said the victim in the case knew the suspect, and the investigators were able to get information about the suspect from the victim.
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Trial date for murder suspect in 1999 deaths of 2 Dothan teens set for 2022

The trial date for a double-murder suspect in the 1999 deaths of two Dothan teenagers is set for May of 2022, according to recent filed court documents. Dale County Circuit Judge William Filmore filed the order this week, further delaying the trial for Coley McCraney in 1999 deaths of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett.

Over 4 pounds of methamphetamine found in a traffic stop, Alabama police say

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Tuesday, Dothan police performed a traffic stop which resulted in two drug-related arrests, according to a press release. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Travis Welks Miller, 32, of Box Springs, Georgia. Kimberly Garrett of Anniston, Alabama was identified as the passenger in the vehicle.
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Dothan police make 2 large drug busts; 4 arrested

Dothan police arrested four people suspected of trafficking methamphetamine in the area this week. During a traffic stop on Tuesday at the intersection of Reeves Street and Grey Hodges Road, officers discovered 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine inside a vehicle. Police arrested 32-year-old Travis Welks Miller of Box Springs, Georgia, and...
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Dothan man charged in Campbellton-area sex offense

A Dothan, Alabama man has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sexual battery with a deadly weapon in connection with an incident that was reported to have occurred in the Campbellton area, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities...
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Dothan man arrested for exploiting elderly person

A Dothan man was arrested for allegedly stealing money from an elderly relative. Joseph Wade Griffith, 54, was charged with first-degree financial exploitation of an elderly person on Wednesday, according to arrest records. Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said Griffith is accused of taking around $3,000 from a relative over...

Dothan Police Make Large Drug Arrest

On September 23, 2021 officers with the Dothan Police Department came into contact with a white female and a white male at a local motel. They were identified as 39 year old April Sangster and 49 year old Freddie Cooley, both of Moultrie Georgia. During the course of an investigation they were found to be in possession of narcotics.

Dothan police need your help in identifying these people

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department is seeking the help of the local and surrounding communities in the identity of the persons in the pictures below. Police are asking anyone who recognizes the subject(s) to call the Dothan Police Department 334-615-3000. Community members wanting to assist anonymously can...