On May 8, the Dothan Police Department made a felony arrest after responding to a criminal mischief complaint at the Country Hearth Inn and Suites.
Investigators say Russell Martell, 50, of Connecticut, was an employee of the hotel, who was recently fired. After being terminated, Martell was seen leaving a section of the hotel where witnesses found multiple pieces of property destroyed. Martell was questioned about the incident and admitted to destroying the property. His arrest now brings this case to a close.
Martel was charged with first degree criminal mischief. His bond has been set at $5,000.