Brothers’ Fight Sends John Dotson to Hospital, James Dotson to Jail
A 34-four year-old man was sent to a Tyler hospital Wednesday after an auto-collision. Henderson County Sheriff’s Department reports indicated the collision was triggered by a disturbance in Cherokee Shores.
The initial call reporting a disturbance at 206 Little Feather in Payne Springs was received by HCSO shortly after 5 p.m. The caller told authorities that James Dotson had rammed a vehicle with his vehicle. Soon thereafter, HCSO received a second call reporting that two individuals were headed for the ETMC Gun Barrel City facility after being involved in a motor-vehicle accident in Cherokee Shores.
The individuals were James and John Dotson. After examination, John Dotson was transferred by helicopter East Texas Medical Center Tyler, where he remained in the Intensive Care Unit Thursday with unspecified injuries.
James Howard Dotson III, 39, was charged with assault family violence causing bodily injury, and transported to the Henderson County Jail. James was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. He was released Thursday after posting $12,000 bond.
The investigation was led by Micheal Shelley. Investigator Mike Long worked on the case as well, along with HCSO Sgt. Thomas Goodell and Dep. Brian Hall. Henderson County District Attorney’s Office Balde Quintanilla also participated in the case. Shelley learned that James and John Dotson had been in a physical confrontation on Navarro Street in Cherokee Shores, prior to the motor vehicle collision. The case remains under investigation.
Original story: http://www.athensreview.com/local/x1501682226/Family-disturbance