Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dothan Attorney Arrested on Theft Charges

Frederick McNab, a 52-year-old former Dothan attorney, finds himself back in trouble with authorities after allegedly stealing nearly $2 million from three different people.  McNab was arrested and charged last Friday with 14 felony counts of first-degree theft of property, one felony count of second-degree theft of property, and one misdemeanor count of third-degree theft of property. These new charges bring the total number of felony theft indictments against McNab to twelve, and the total number of theft charges to twenty-five.  The amount allegedly stolen by McNab in these theft cases now totals over $4 million.

Houston County Sheriff’s deputies first arrested McNab two days prior to Christmas after a grand jury returned multiple felony indictments against him alleging offenses of theft by deception.  McNab posted bail totaling $812,500 shortly after his arrest.

McNab is scheduled to be arraigned on March 31st in a Houston County Circuit Court … Read the rest

Three Arrested in Dothan Armed Robbery Case

A brief armed robbery investigation by the Dothan Police Department officially concluded on Tuesday night with the arrest of three individuals.  According to Police Sergeant Maurice Eggleston, Johnathon Walker and Joshua Marsh were taken into custody around 11:00 p.m. and charged with first-degree armed robbery.  Demetrus Heath was arrested earlier in the day and also charged with first-degree armed robbery.

According to investigators, on March 14th a 22 year old male was approached in the 1000 block of South Bell Street and robbed by Heath, Walker, and Marsh.  The victim was held at gunpoint by one of the suspects while the other two searched through the victim’s vehicle.  The three suspects were able to flee the scene with items belonging to the victim but were later identified.

Dothan Police Lieutenant Will Benny, the supervisor of the criminal investigation division, released a statement confirming that no one had been … Read the rest

Houston County Man Charged with Child Solicitation

Rodney Lynn Reese, 42, of Cowarts, is behind bars following a brief child solicitation investigation conducted by the Dothan Police Department.  According to a statement from Dothan Police Sergeant Maurice Eggleston, Reese has been charged with felony electronic solicitation of a child and been taken to the Houston County Jail.

Investigators say on Tuesday March 6th Reese began communicating through a social media website, with a Dothan Police Officer whom he believed was a 14 year old female.  During their conversations Reese said that he wanted to perform sexual acts with the 14 year old female and arranged to meet her locally in Dothan.  Police took Reese into custody immediately after he arrived at the designated location where he expected to be meeting the girl.

Rodney Reese is currently being held on $75,000 bail.

As with most felonies, the range of punishment can include a deferred or suspended sentence, up … Read the rest

What is Child Support?

In Alabama child support is governed by Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. The last revision of the guidelines became effective on January 1, 2009. The main change made was an extension of the guidelines to cover gross monthly income amounts in excess of 10,000.00. Currently the guidelines are calculated to apply to gross combined incomes of up to 20,000.00 per month.

Each parent is responsible for a percentage of the whole amount calculated. This percentage is determined by taking each parent’s monthly gross income and dividing it by the combined gross income of both parents.

Child support is awarded to the custodial parent per the percentage obtained by application of the guidelines and it is designated to meet the everyday basic needs of the minor child. The non-custodial parent will pay this percentage in monthly payments to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is responsible … Read the rest