The Dothan Police Department has arrested and charged William LeVander Hunt following a recent investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local Hobo Pantry convenience store on December 8, 2013. Hunt was taken to the Houston County Jail where he is being held on $250,000 bail. If convicted of the felony A first-degree robbery charge, he will face 10 to 99 years or life in prison.
The incident took place on Sunday December 8th when a man entered the store on North Oates Street and began concealing merchandise inside his jacket around 11:45 p.m. When confronted by an employee, the man pulled a knife out, and then fled the scene prior to law enforcement arriving. The same suspect returned to the store at around 11:30 p.m. the following day and was immediately recognized by an employee. Dothan Police responded after the store clerk called 911 and the suspect was taken into custody. Investigators have since been able to identify the suspect as William Hunt.
Police records show that Hunt, 44, had previously been charged with felony second-degree robbery, but the charge was later dismissed. He has also twice been convicted on felony drug charges of cocaine possession.