Man accused in drug related murder pleads not guilty due to mental defect

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Dothan- A man accused of shooting another man to death in a Dothan street pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental defect. Andrea Duhreal Flagg entered the pleas Friday before Houston County Circuit Judge Larry Anderson.

Flagg was arrested December 13, one day after the body of James Lee Gillard, 33, was found lying near a near the roadway at the corner of Wheat and Whiddon Street, an intersection known as “The Hill.”

Following the shooting, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said he believed the altercation stemmed from drug activity. Officers had earlier been dispatched to the area following a complaint of gunshots.

Gillard was killed about an hour later when gunfire erupted again. He, according to police reports, was shot twice in the back at close range.

Flagg is jailed under $500,000 bond.