Third arrest made in Dothan bar murder case

Dothan Police arrested a third person involved in the deadly Pearl Lounge and Grill bar shooting.
Published: Apr. 10, 2023 at 5:08 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan Police have made a third arrest on Monday in connection with the murder of a Geneva man outside a Dothan bar last month.

According to a news release, Dekeivon O’Keith Lawton arrived at his bondsman’s office to make a payment on an unrelated charge.

The bondsman, aware that Lawton was a suspect in the March 30 shooting incident in the Pearl Lounge and Grill parking lot that resulted in the death of 51-year-old Roger Shane Felder, attempted to take Lawton into custody and a fight ensued as a result.

Once the fight concluded, Lawton was taken into custody and turned over to Dothan Police shortly thereafter.

The 22-year-old is charged with one count of Murder, with his bond set at $1.5 million.

Lawton becomes the third arrest in the case after both 29-year-old Raheem Anthony Powe of Abbeville and 27-year-old Nakia Kentae Thompson of Dothan were previously taken into custody the day of the incident. Both of them also face one count of Murder.

This story has been updated to reflect the shooting occurred outside Pearl Lounge, not inside the business.

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