Dothan Police Make Arrest for Burglary

Jeremy Cordarel McKenzie, 27, of Melondy Lane, was arrested by the Dothan Police department on May 2nd after officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of State Avenue.

Investigators say that McKenzie forced his way into a relative’s home after the victim refused to let him in.  Once inside the home, McKenzie allegedly assaulted the family member and took several items before leaving the residence.  Officers located McKenzie a short period later at another relative’s home where he was taken into custody and charged with felony first-degree burglary.

McKenzie was taken to the Houston County Jail where he is currently being held on $250,000 bail.

First-degree robbery is a Class A felony and is punishable by no less than 10 years and no more than life or 99 years in prison.

In the state of Alabama, a person commits the crime of robbery in the first degree if he violates Section 13A-8-43 and he:

– Is armed with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or

– (2) Causes serious physical injury to another.

– (b) Possession then and there of an article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person  who is present reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or any verbal or other representation by the defendant that he is then and there so armed, is prima facie evidence under subsection (a) of this section that he was so armed.

If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney to handle your case.  The attorneys of Parkman White, LLP are experienced in a variety of legal matters and have a history of success in the courtroom. Call to schedule a consultation today.