UPDATE: Dothan Investigators Name Suspect in Kidnapping/Murder Case

By: WTVY News 4
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Court documents show that Rebecca Jackson filed for divorce in November.

At that time, she alleged the suspect had violated a protection order and been arrested for trying to break into her home.

Jackson also alleged in the complaint that Toney had threatened to kill her and her children.

The divorce was finalized just last week.

At that time, Judge Kevin Moulton ordered Toney to no longer harass, threaten or intimidate Jackson.



Neighbors say last night wasn't the first time they've seen police cars in front of the home but the family pretty much kept to themselves.

News 4’s Jessica Leicht talked with the victim's sister today who says they are still in a state of shock.

Around 5:40 PM, the Dothan Police Department responded to the 1100 Block of South Alice Street for a domestic violence complaint.

Once they arrived, they learned that 39-year-old Rebecca Jackson had been abducted by her ex-husband 45 year old Willie Charles Toney.

The investigation led law enforcement to the Bellwood Community in Geneva County.

At 9:15 PM, officers took Willie Charles Toney into custody and found Jackson’s vehicle near Highway 40 in Geneva County.

Shortly after, police found Jackson’s body in a field, a mile away from where they took Toney into custody.

Jackson's older sister, Suzanne Maddox came down from Montgomery last night to take care of Jackson’s two children, a 12 and 14 year old.

Maddox wants justice for her sister and awareness for others going through similar situations.

"If you feel unsafe, if you have children that are involved and they feel unsafe by all means do what is necessary. File the paper work so you can have a paper trail in order to, so it will stand in court so justice can be served," said Suzanne Maddox, the victim's sister.


UPDATE: 1:55 p.m.

Police have identified the suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Rebecca Jackson Toney, 39.

Her estranged husband, Willie Charles Toney, 45, is behind bars and facing capital murder charges. News 4 will have more details surrounding the investigation at the top of our 5 p.m. newscast.


UPDATE: 12:34 PM

The family has identified the victim as Rebecca Jackson Toney, 39.

Toney was allegedly kidnapped yesterday around 5:45 and her body was found around 9 PM last night.

We will update you when more information because available.


A kidnapping and murder that occurred yesterday in Dothan around 5:45pm.

The investigation has spanned from Dothan to the Bellwood Community in Geneva Co.

A suspect is in custody and News 4 will have more information as it is released.

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