Arrest Warrant Issued for Dothan Car Thief

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A man suspected of stealing a car from an Ashford gas station while a child slept inside is wanted in Houston County.

The car was stolen May 11th - the vehicle was found and the young boy was not harmed.

An arrest warrant was issued for 48-year-old Otis Whitt Junior for kidnapping and theft. Investigator James Brazier said Whitt could be hiding in one of three Georgia counties - Henry, Clayton or Perry. He also said Whitt has an extensive criminal history.

Anyone with information pertaining to Whitt's whereabouts is asked to call the Houston County Sheriff's Office at (334) 677-4888 or CrimeStoppers at 793-7000.

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