Burglary Call Ends Up Being A Domestic CallRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 05 2013 5:33 PM
DOTHAN: Dothan 911 dispatched Police Officers to South Edgewood around 5:00 PM to reports of a burglary in progress. Multiple Dothan Police Officers responded to the scene.
As officers arrived and begain investigating they determined the suspect was at the intersection of Fortner and Park Avenue. Dothan Police responded to that location where they took a white male into custody.
The burglary in progress was deterimed to be a domestic related call. At this time we do not know if the male is charged with Domestic Violence or not. However if he is, he is required by law to remain in the jail for 12 hours before making bond. The 12 hours is referred to as a "cooling off" period.
Almost always, when officers are called to a domestic disturbance, under Alababma Law, one or both of the parties is going to jail. Often times the complaintaint tells law enforcement they do not want them to go to jail, however the law enforcement officers are usually left with no other choice.