Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle During A Possible Theft In DothanRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 09 2013 4:03 PM
DOTHAN: Dothan 911 dispatched police, fire and EMS to 2799 Ross Clark Circle at Fortner Street to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The call was dispatched as serious/critical injuries.
While emergency units were responding Dothan 911 updated the accident possibly occurred during a robbery.
The call was dispatched at 2:57 PM.
A suspect vehicle description was given which was a gold colored Tahoe, then changed to a possible Durango. Eye witnesses were able to obtain a license number. Officers quickly were able to obtain a vehicle registration and Houston County Sheriff Cpl. Hatcher and Lt. Ivey located the vehicle and two suspects on Laurel Avenue off Woodland Drive.
The two suspects were separated and detained, one in a Dothan Police cruiser and one in a Houston County Sheriff cruiser.
Dothan Police Lt. Long called for a criminal investigator to respond to the accident site to begin an investigation.
The accident possibly occurred during a theft at the Fast Lane Store at Fortner Street and Ross Clark Circle. As the suspect(s) were leaving they struck a pedestrian.
At this time we do not know if one or both, or either suspect will be formally charged.
The quick apprehension was a result of several key factors. The first being eye witnesses being able to secure an accurate license plate number. The second being Dothan 911 Center being able to gather the information and get the information broadcast. The third Dothan Officers quick response, gathering critical information, and that information being broadcast.
The last being where Houston County Sheriff Deputies are able to monitor Dothan Police and the information, were near the suspect residence based on the vehicle registration, and quick response to check out the residence.
Dothan Police will continue the investigation. The pedestrian injuries, while originally reported to Dothan 911 Center as serious/critical was downgraded to minor injuries.