February 15, 2024

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Body Found Inside Madison County Home

Morgan Howard

Dawton Gage Whatley

A man has been arrested and charged after a body was found inside of a Madison County home on February 5.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, 19-year-old Dawton Gage Whatley is in custody and is being charged with Murder.

On February 5th, Sheriff Tucker said that a man who was believed to be involved in some kind of domestic situation in Washington County and appeared to be high and possibly rattled from a beating told detectives he had killed his uncle at a home on Haley Creek Drive, in Madison County.

Washington County Sheriff Milton Gaston reached out to Tucker and gave him the information, which prompted Madison County to conduct a welfare check at that address.

Deputies, arriving at the address, found someone dead just inside the back door of the home.



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