Dothan man charged with burglarizing businesses, law firms

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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 4:48 pm

A Dothan man has been jailed on $2.4 million bail after police charged him with burglarizing multiple businesses near downtown Dothan, including two law offices.

According to a statement from Dothan Police Sgt. Maurice “Mac” Eggleston, police investigators arrested Derrick Timothy Lampley, 51, of North Oates Street, and charged him with eight felony counts of third-degree burglary and 17 felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Investigators arrested Lampley on Friday, and took him to the Houston County Jail where he remains held on bail totaling $2,450,000.

The police statement said an investigation revealed Lampley allegedly burglarized several local businesses located near downtown between Dec. 3 and 18.

The investigation also revealed Lampley allegedly took a credit/debit card during one of the burglaries and used it multiple times to withdraw money from a local ATM machine on Dec. 17.

Court records show police charged Lampley with burglarizing the Davis-Dyar Supply Company twice earlier this month. Records also show police charged Lampley with burglarizing two local law offices, including the office of Johnston, Hinesley and Flowers on North Oates Street and the Ramsey, Baxley and McDougle Law Firm on Troy Street. Records indicate police also charged Lampley with burglarizing Ray Hix Dental Office on West Troy Street.

Court records show Lampley has several prior felony convictions for similar offenses, along with a couple drug-related priors.

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