One Pleads Guilty In 2012 Murder Of Atmore Businessman

July 23, 2013

An Atmore man entered a guilty plea Monday to the murder of an Atmore business man in  2012.

Damien Deonshay Jones entered the plea to charges of murder, first degree robbery and breaking and entering in connection with the robbery and shooting death of Kendrick Lamon Dortch.  Authorities said Jones took part in the June 26, 2012, robbery, but was not the trigger man. Jones is expected to testify against his co-defendant, De’Athony Dailey, who was just 16 at the time of the shooting. Dailey will be tried as an adult.

Investigators said Dortch was a victim of a random robbery and did not know Jones or Dailey.

Dortch, 38, was discovered dead in the parking lot of his business, KLD Enterprises, at the intersection of Ridgeley Street and 2nd Avenue just before 5 a.m. June 26, 2012, by a passerby. He had been shot once in the back and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The business, which is a small auto detailing shop, was locked and secure. It appeared that Kendrick had been living in the business or his car. Dortch had hoped to open a game room in the building but had not yet acquired the license. He worked full time for Johnson Ford in Atmore..

Pictured: The scene were an Atmore businessman was found shot to death on June 26, 2012. photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “One Pleads Guilty In 2012 Murder Of Atmore Businessman”

  1. D on July 23rd, 2013 1:56 pm

    They took life? Maybe they will get life?

  2. mick on July 23rd, 2013 1:48 pm

    Scum…Death row is just right down the road…

  3. Rick on July 23rd, 2013 11:53 am

    Sadly these two morons consider the label of “thug” to be a coveted title. They are ‘killas’, men to be feared and respected.

  4. Joe on July 23rd, 2013 9:08 am

    To bad they both want.get the death penalty for killing this
    Man i feel if you kill someone in a robbery or just shoot a persin
    You should be put to death and put to death quickly

  5. Dennis HE Wiggins on July 23rd, 2013 7:51 am

    An enterprising young man trying to do what is right and help the community has his life snuffed out by two thugs. It’s a shame when things like that happen. Now there are THREE families that are torn apart. They deserve what they get . . . and probably A LOT MORE!

  6. Robert S. on July 23rd, 2013 6:02 am

    Mr. Dortch sounds like a person working hard and putting his money into a business of his own that may have eventually employed others in his community. Along come two worthless thugs and because they are too stupid to think of the consequences, take his life away and remove him from his family, friends and loved ones
    Hope these two find a new life as punks in the big time lockup and are reminded every day of how good it was to be young and free and mourn their actions.
    Mr. Dortch, rest in peace.
    Justice needs to be done for these two.

  7. BLW on July 23rd, 2013 3:45 am

    Now lets pray for Justice!!!! I hope they both get LIFE!!!!

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