Man charged with arson for Dothan fire

  • Source: Dothan Eagle - Metered Site
  • Published: 11/23/2022 12:36 AM

A 45-year-old man was arrested for intentionally starting a fire that damaged a commercial building along Ross Clark Circle’s stretch of restaurants near Montgomery Highway. The Dothan Fire Department and officers with the Dothan Police Department responded Monday to a call regarding a structure fire on Ross Clark Circle around 6:46 p.m., according to a text of the dispatch call that went out. Flames and smoke were reported at the old Long John Silver’s restaurant across from Home Depot. Once on site, officers located a man behind the building, according to Dothan Police Sgt. David Saxon. Michael Anderson Stokes, 45, was arrested by Dothan police. He was charged with arson second degree and jailed under a $15,000 bond. According to the Dothan Police Department, Stokes listed himself as homeless.


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