Murder warrants obtained after infant was found in freezer


On Monday, June 4th, Dothan Police began an investigation into the death of an infant child found in the freezer at a motel in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle.

Amanda Gail Oakes and Carlton James Mathis were wanted for questioning in the death and located in Levy County Florida.

Police still investigating InTown Suites baby death

Mathis was shot while being apprehended and was taken to a hospital in Florida. He was later released from the hospital and taken to the Levy County Jail where he faces charges relating to the shooting.

On June 8th, Dothan Police charged Amanda Gail Oakes with manslaughter for her involvement in the death of the infant. She was placed in the Houston County Jail.

She has a “No Bond” for this charge.  On June 1st Oakes’ infant son was found in a freezer at InTown Suites in Dothan. The manslaughter charge is in addition to her previous charge of abuse of a corpse.

On Tuesday, June 19th, Dothan Police obtained a murder warrant for Carlton James Mathis for his involvement in the infants’ death. Mathis has a no bond on the warrant.

He is currently in the Levy County Jail facing his charges in Florida. It is unknown when he will be extradited to Alabama.

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