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Man on probation in fatal shooting faces drug charge - Dothan Eagle: Crime Court

Man on probation in fatal shooting faces drug charge

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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:22 pm

Dothan police arrested a man over the weekend who is on probation for manslaughter after they found him in possession of synthetic drugs.

Dothan Police Lt. Mark Nelms, the supervisor of the narcotics unit, confirmed police investigators charged 26-year-old Vincent Trawick with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Nelms said the arrest stemmed from police allegedly finding synthetic marijuana, also known as spice, in Trawick’s possession during a traffic stop.

Court records show the traffic stop happened in the 800 block of Wheat Street on Saturday.

Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska said his office has filed a request with the court to revoke Trawick’s probation.

Records show Trawick pleaded guilty to a felony manslaughter charge, which was reduced from murder, in 2012. In November 2012 he received two years probation, suspending the 10-year sentence for the manslaughter charge. Records show a note on the probation order, which said if Trawick violated probation he would receive credit for 50 months he already served behind bars.

Dothan police originally arrested Trawick in June 2006, and charged him with murder. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser felony manslaughter charge. Trawick pleaded guilty to the Christmas Eve 2005 shooting death of Zachary Severson.

Records show Trawick has a probation revocation hearing scheduled for Aug. 21 in front of Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway. Trawick has a show cause hearing scheduled for the same day for an alleged failure to pay the fines, courts costs and/or restitution involved.

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