GBI Makes Arrests in Jeff Davis County Homicide - UPDATE
Hazlehurst, GA (January 7, 2021) - Douglas Wooten turned himself in to authorities today in Hazlehurst. He was booked into the Jeff Davis County Jail.
Hazlehurst, GA (January 5, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the GBI arrested Kegan B. Bennett, 39, of Hazlehurst, for Felony Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery; Denver L. Wooten, 18, of Hazlehurst, for Felony Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery; and Verlyttia Ivory, 32, of Hazlehurst, for Felony Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Cruelty to Children 2nd Degree. An arrest warrant has been issued for Douglas L. Wooten, 39, of Hazlehurst, for Felony Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Cruelty to Children 2nd Degree, who is currently wanted by police (photo attached). These arrests are in connection to the death of Marcos Ramirez.
On Monday, January 4, 2021, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office was requested by the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a death investigation. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office responded to 21 Mark Hall Drive regarding a call of someone having been shot. Upon arrival, deputies found Marcos Ramirez, 54, deceased due to gunshot wounds. Ramirez’s body will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Douglas Wooten is encouraged to contact the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 375-6600. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.