Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Pretty Boy Pleads Guilty to Murder

Madison-Rankin District Attorney issued the following statement. 

"Madison and Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett, Jr. announced that on June 24, 2024, Dawton Gage Whatley, 19 of Walls, Mississippi, pled guilty to second degree murder in the death of Lemetrius Hollins. On February 5, 2024, officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 101 Haley Creek in Madison for a welfare check. Deputies had received information out of Washington County, Mississippi that Dawton Whatley was in custody on unrelated charges in their jurisdiction and claimed he had shot Hollins a few days earlier.

Once officers arrived at the home, they found the body of Hollins inside. It appeared he had been shot days earlier. Investigators traveled to Washington County and transported Whatley back to the Sheriff’s Department. After several conversations with the suspect, Whatley was charged with murder. It appeared the two men knew each other because Hollins had acted as a guardian and mentor to Whatley in his teen years and Whatley had been living with Hollins prior to the murder. The exact motive remains unclear although Whatley did admit to shooting Hollins one time on February 3.

Whatley was indicted on June 7, 2024 and pled guilty June 24. Sentencing will be July 16. District Attorney Bramlett stated, “We appreciate the work that both the Madison and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments did on this case. Madison County investigators quickly appreciated the seriousness of the tip and started a full-scale investigation. They were able to track the suspect from the home in Madison County to Washington County through multiple sources. The strength of the investigation is what made such a quick case turnaround possible and what ultimately led to Mr. Whatley pleading guilty three weeks after his indictment. We hope the family of Mr. Hollins can begin to get closure now that the criminal case is over."


Anonymous said...

Hollins was only 28. Seems young to be a guardian and have a teen living with him.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Another Madison County crime alum.

Anonymous said...

11:57 he worked at Whitfield where the young man was a patient. He was trying to help get his life straight. Killed him over money for drugs.

Anonymous said...

1:40, he was from Walls. Have you ever been there? There is nothing there but section 8, drugs, and low-income households. I am betting his motive is the guy the used to be his caretaker did something(right or wrong) he didn't like, and killed him. That guy lived in Madison. The killer was in Washington County when arrested for something else. This is just a weird poor Delta kid that most likely came from a crappy home satiation.

Anonymous said...

I suspect this sad tale could serve as an illustration of why, if one does not foresee a reasonably-sure stream of money for keeping one's offspring in private schools (Pre-K through Grade12), one moves to a state far from Mississippi, or one gets oneself sterilized (unless one exists within a community capable of supporting homeschooling efforts).

In the Delta, the girls propose to the boys, by getting themselves pregnant. ...girls of all colors... not just trailerpark girls, either. As a result, Delta fellas have been getting themselves snipped, early in life. It's been that way, since the '70s, after the school crisis began. And when local physicians refuse, there are foreign clinics which will...

I recently heard, from a big farmer who'd been trapped into fatherhood, that his kids' private school's enrollment had dropped so drastically, "It's gone from three sections (per-grade), to one!" People moving away... People having zero kids...

Grandparents and great-grandparents, initially, exhausted their savings, putting posterity through school. Now, seeing a generation of elders impoverished by education costs for their descendants, people of childbearing age, are TERRIFIED that they might not have enough money for all those years of tuition.

So, young people move to less-problematic states. Or, they don't procreate. People are reminded, daily, by stories like this one, of what can happen, if there isn't enough money to insulate children.

Anonymous said...

5:17 pm said
"In the Delta, the girls propose to the boys, by getting themselves pregnant. ...girls of all colors... not just trailerpark girls, either."

You think these girls get themselves pregnant by osmosis?

Anonymous said...

"You think these girls get themselves pregnant by osmosis?" What? Wait a minute..... But, are you sure?

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