Dothan Police arrested a third suspect in a March 12 burglary at Howard Johnson motel in Dothan.
Rebekah Latisha Fields, 26, of Dothan, was arrested Friday, June 14, and charged with first-degree burglary and chemical endangerment of a child.
Police say Fields is one of four suspects accused of burglarizing a guest room at a local hotel, adding that when Fields gave birth on June 12, the infant she delivered tested positive for THC.
According to Dothan Police Lt. Lynn Watkins, a hospital notified law enforcement of an infant being born with THC in its system. THC is the main mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
“Once the hospital staff notified law enforcement, an investigation began and a warrant was issued for Fields’ arrest for chemical endangerment of a child. She was also arrested for her role in the March Howard Johnson robbery,” Watkins said.
Others charged in the Howard Johnson burglary are Shantana Denise Wilson, 28, of Dothan, who was arrested on April 26 and charged with first-degree burglary, and Antionette Lashe Frazier, 27, of Dothan, who was arrested on March 19 and charged with first-degree burglary.
Watkins said Fields, Frazier, Wilson, and one other suspect forced their way into a guest room at the Dothan Howard Johnson motel.
“The four suspects knocked on the motel room door, and when the victim answered the door, the suspects forced their way into the room,” Watkins said. “Roughly $300 in cash was stolen, and the victim found her ID at the end of the parking lot.”
The victim suffered minor injuries to the leg and head.
Fields is booked in the Houston County Jail on a $32,500 bond.
One additional arrest is expected in the near future.