DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — Warrants for a Jackson County man accused of sexually assaulting a shopkeeper in Dothan will go unexecuted for a period of time after the man pled guilty to similar charges in a Florida court on Tuesday, according to the Houston County DA.
According to Houston County District Attorney Russ Goodman, warrants for the arrest of Travis Dickson Wilson were issued in April of 2019 after he allegedly sexually assaulted a shop employee while trying to rob Andrews Bridal Shop in Dothan.
Those warrants have not been executed due to Wilson being in custody in Florida since 2019 for a separate crime.
On April 18, 2019, Wilson was apprehended in Florida for another crime he allegedly committed in Chipley where police say he forced a female victim to get into a vehicle at gunpoint, then instructed her to drive to a location on Peanut Read and sexually assaulted her.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Wilson pled guilty to the Chipley crime on charges of sexual assault with a weapon/sexual battery of a victim 12 or older, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, armed burglary of a conveyance, robbery with a firearm, and carjacking with a firearm.
He received 30 years with no gain time awarded.
DA Goodman says within 30 days, Wilson will be transported to a Florida prison and after serving his sentence, officials will extradite Wilson back to Houston County to face charges of Sodomy in the first degree, Robbery in the first degree, and Sexual abuse with forcible compulsion in the first degree.
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