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DPD Arrests for Sept. 23rd

The Dothan Police Department Investigative Division has made a felony arrest following a recent investigation. Police say while employed at Dunbarton, James Williams conducted fraudulent transactions with a company credit card to fuel his personal vehicle. Police say Williams was arrested early this morning and the case will now be closed.

• James Junior Williams, black male, 50 years of age, of Headland, Alabama was arrested for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card with a $2,500 bond.

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On September 20, 2011 the Dothan Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of North Cherry Street. Upon arrival, patrolmen learned that shots were fired following a verbal altercation between two subjects. Members of the Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation and have now made two arrests. Police say during the incident, Taurus Simpson fired numerous shots in the air resulting in two residences being struck by stray bullets, one of which was occupied at the time and the second which was unoccupied. After firing the shots, Simpson fled the scene in an awaiting vehicle driven by Crystal Carter. Both Simpson and Carter have now been taken into custody for their roles in this shooting.

• Taurus Terrell Simpson, black male, 26 years of age, of South Appletree Street was arrested September 22, 2011 and charged with Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling with bonds totaling $350,000.

• Crystal Carter, black female, 30 years of McKay Street was arrested September 20, 2011 and charged with First Degree Hindering Prosecution with a $15,000 bond.

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