On August 01, 2015, the Madison Police Department began investigating an alleged Aggravated Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault case that occurred in the City of Madison. Charges were signed against Laney Wyatt Weathersby, age 30, of Pearl, Ms. On August 06, 2015, members of the Madison Police Department along with the Clinton Police Department tracked Weathersby to a motel on Johnston Place inside the City of Clinton. Once officers arrived on the scene, Weathersby attempted to avoid arrest by fleeing out of a broken window after which a struggle ensued with arresting officers. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine was located inside the motel room occupied by Weathersby and Stacy Leigh Brooks also of Pearl. The Clinton Police Department is handling the investigation and charges of Possession of Methamphetamine. Weathersby was transported to the Madison county detention facility where he was charged with Rape and Aggravated Domestic Violence. Bond had initially been set at $50,000 for Rape and $25,000 for Aggravated Domestic Violence; however, additional charges could be forthcoming from Rankin County for earlier charges involving Felony Fleeing.
Kingfish note: The pictures of his alleged victim have been widely shared all over Facebook (6,507) as the victim allowed them to be posted. The pictures and this message were originally posted on August 1 by Judy Rutland:
This man is from Pearl, Ms. His name is Laney Weathersby. That is my sister-in-law. He is wanted in Madison county for felony aggravated domestic violence and rape. Please share and get anyone in Rankin, Madison, Hinds and Simpson counties to share. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact Madison Police Department.