UPDATE: 2 Arrested in Pinetree Drive Burglary

By: Alli Mechanic Email
By: Alli Mechanic Email

UPDATE

The second suspect Jakaree West will also be charged with three counts of first degree attempted assault.

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UPDATE

On July 18, 2013 the Dothan Police Department responded to a complaint of a burglary in progress on the 200 block of Pinetree Drive.

Upon arrival, officers could hear the security alarm of the home, while observing a grey ford passenger car occupied by Gerald Cochran and Jakaree West attempting to back out of the driveway. As commands where given for Cochran to stop the car, he nearly hit one of the officers and crashed into an arriving patrol car as the vehicle sped away.

After a short vehicle, then foot pursuit, both West and Cochran were taken into custody.

Both West and Cochran have been charged with second degree Burglary. Cochran has also been charged with three counts of first degree attempted assault. Bonds on both subjects will be set at a later time.

• Gerald Denorch Cochran, black male, 19 years of age, of Van Burren Street was arrested and charged with second degree burglary and three counts of first degree attempted assault.

• Jakaree Kereshan West, black male, 20 years of age, of Florida Avenue was arrested and charged with second degree burglary.

Both are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The Dothan Police Department responded to a home on the 200 block of Pinetree Drive following a burglary in process call.

Police say the owner of the home was present during the incident. Officers arrived at the home as the suspects were leaving entered into a short vehicle and foot pursuit resulting in the apprehension of three black males.

The men have been taken into custody, but the names have not yet been released.

Aside from being startled, the homeowner is okay.


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