Monthly Archives: June 2014

Man Arrested for Employee Theft in Dothan

John Floyd Denson, 52, of East Smithville Road, was arrested on Tuesday after an internal investigation revealed that he stole more than $6,000 worth of merchandise from his employer. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree theft of property and is currently being held on a $30,000 bond.

The investigation was conducted by the company’s security division after they received evidence showing that Denson was potentially stealing from the plant. It was discovered that Denson stole over $3,500 worth of tools and equipment during his employment at Waynes Farms in Dothan. The investigation also determined that Denson ordered nearly $3,000 worth of chain link fencing for a family member, which he used the company’s account to purchase.

Police are asking for anyone that has purchased tools from Denson within the last year to contact authorities at 334-615-3000.

In the state of Alabama, theft of property in the first … Read the rest

Bail Bondsman Arrested for Handcuffing Men to Courtroom Door

Ricky Stokes, the bail bondsman who handcuffed two men to the door of the city courtroom, turned himself into police on Tuesday night and was booked on two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment.  He has since been released after posting two $300 bonds.

The charges stem from an incident on June 4th when two men turned themselves in to Stokes after missing their court dates earlier in the week.  Police allegedly refused to take the men into custody because arrest warrants hadn’t been issued, and court was not in session.  Stokes, who had bonded the men out of jail on their original charges, handcuffed them both to the Dothan Municipal Courthouse door and left the premises.  The men remained chained to the door for nearly 25 minutes before being released.

Stokes says that he have handcuffed the two men to prove a point that the Dothan City court was … Read the rest

Dothan Officer Pleads Guilty to Having Sex with Student

Lanice Clifton Bonds, a Dothan police resource officer accused of having sexual relations with a 17 year old high school student, pleaded guilty to a charge of “School employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19” on Monday June 9th.

Bonds, 31, of Drexel Court, was arrested on September 24th of last year after Dothan City School officials forwarded a complaint to the Dothan Police Department alleging that an inappropriate relationship involving a high school student and a school resource officer had taken place.  An internal affairs investigation was launched which led to a criminal probe by the Dothan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Officers interviewed Bonds about the facts of the case where he confessed to his involvement in the incident.  Bonds was later terminated from his position as the school resource officer at Dothan High School where he had … Read the rest

Dothan Man Arrested for Burglary and Domestic Violence

Anthony Jermaine Jackson, 35, was arrested by Dothan Police on June 3rd after officers responded to a burglary in the 500 block of East Selma Street.  Upon arriving at the scene, police learned that Jackson had attempted to enter the home, which belonged to his ex-girlfriend, by breaking out one of the windows.  After being confronted by an occupant of the residence, Jackson fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Investigators say that Jackson and the victim were involved in a relationship that had recently ended.  During the attempted entry into the home, Jackson also allegedly threatened to kill the victim.

Anthony Jackson was later spotted by officers several blocks from the homeand was taken into custody immediately after.  He has been charged with second degree burglary and second degree domestic violence.  Jackson is currently being held without bond.

Second-degree burglary and second-degree domestic violence are both Class Read the rest