Update: 4 arrested in Jeff Davis Co. homicide

Update: 4 arrested in Jeff Davis Co. homicide
Handcuffs on desk (Source: WALB)

HAZELHURST, Ga. (WALB) - Four people have been arrested following a homicide in Hazelhurst, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Douglas Regional Office.

The GBI said Kegan B. Bennett, 39, Denver L. Wooten, 18, and Verlyttia Ivory, 32, all of Hazlehurst, were arrested Tuesday for felony murder, home invasion, and armed robbery. Ivory was also charged with cruelty to children in the second degree.

An arrest warrant was issued for Douglas L. Wooten, 39, of Hazlehurst, for felony murder, home invasion, armed robbery, and cruelty to children in the second degree, according to a GBI press release. He turned himself in Thursday and was booked into the Jeff Davis County Jail.

Douglas L. Wooten
Douglas L. Wooten (Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

All of these charges stem from the Jan. 4 shooting death of Marcos Ramirez, 54, the GBI reported.

According to the GBI, the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mark Hall Drive around 8:45 Monday evening regarding a call of someone having been shot.

When deputies arrived, the GBI said they found Ramirez dead from gunshot wounds.

The press release says Ramirez’s body will be taken to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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