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Walker County jury convicts 2 of 4 suspects in 2022 Rossville murder

Dodds and Collier. Image: Walker Co. Sheriff's Office/WTVC
Dodds and Collier. Image: Walker Co. Sheriff's Office/WTVC
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UPDATE (May 25th, 2023):

A jury has found Eric Dodds and Kavon Collier guilty of felony murder and several other counts, according to Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Clayton M. Fuller.

Fuller tells us he plans to provide more details at a news conference next Tuesday.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

Read our previous coverage below:

EARLIER (November 4th):

The 4th suspect in the murder of a Rossville man was arrested in Hamilton County Thursday for failure to appear in court and on a murder warrant.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office says Darious Woods faces murder charges for the death of Dakota Bradshaw.

The birthdate on the Hamilton County arrest report is the same as a previous report from Walker County.

Depend on us to keep you informed as we work to learn more details.

EARLIER (October 27th):

Watch the news conference from Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson below:

Sheriff Wilson identified the suspect as 26-year-old Darious Devon Woods.

Wilson says Woods is also wanted for another homicide in Clarksville, Tennessee.

We have reported on Woods in the past. Back in March 2019 Woods was arrested for a home robbery in Chattanooga where the homeowner shot one of the other suspects to death.

Walker County Sheriff's Office Special Agent Joe Montgomery says Woods has family in the Brainerd area of Chattanooga.

Wilson says Woods is a gang member and "considered armed and dangerous."

Anyone who can help is eligible for a $500 reward. Sheriff Wilson says if Woods is ultimately convicted, they will offer more.

If you have any idea where Woods might be, call the Walker County Sheriff's Office at (706) 638-1909.

We uncovered a video shared on TikTok from one of the other suspects, Eric Dodds, made shortly after the arrest of his boyfriend, Kavon Collier.

Authorities arrested Dodds later that day.

Depend on us to keep you posted as we get updates.

UPDATE (October 26th):

Authorities plan to make a renewed plea to the public for information that can lead them to the arrest of a 4th suspect in the murder of Dakota Bradshaw last August.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says in a release that he and U.S. Marshals plan to hold a news conference to provide more details on Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

Authorities made a third arrest in the case earlier this month.

18-year-old Dajah Larissa Collins was booked on October 19th.

Depend on us to keep you posted as we learn more.


Two men from Huntsville, Alabama face charges in the death of a man in Rossville in Walker County earlier this month, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

On August 1st Walker County Sherriff's deputies and Rossville Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call on East Peachtree Street in Rossville, Georgia around 1 in the afternoon.

When deputies and officers arrived on the scene they discovered Dakota Bradshaw shot dead inside his home. Bradshaw was taken to Erlanger Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Monday, August 1st Major Mike Freeman from Walker County Sheriff's Office contacted the GBI for assistance investigating Dakota Bradshaw's death. 23-year-old Kavon Collier and 23-year-old Eric Dodds have both been charged with the murder of Dakota Bradshaw.

Sheriff Steve Wilson of Walker county says a witness informed them they saw a red truck and a blue Dodge Charger fleeing the home of the incident. Sheriff Wilson and GBI Special Agent Montgomery says they are so thankful for the citizen who gave them a tip that followed to a lead for the investigation.

"Members of our community are the eyes and ears of the law enforcement. Citizens are our partners in law enforcement. Thank you to those citizens who came forward for this case," Sheriff Wilson said.

A week later, on August 8th, agents carried out a search warrant in Huntsville and arrested Collier. He's now in the Walker County Jail.

A week after that, agents took Dodds into custody. As of this writing, he remains in the Limestone County, Alabama jail awaiting extradition.

GBI Special Agent Montgomery says it took over 50 search warrants for social media, cell phones, houses, and persons. He also says this was a very labor and paper intensive case.

Both are in jail awaiting their bond hearing, which Sheriff Wilson says should be within the next 90 days.

At this time they still are investigating what the motive of the homicide was.

All who were involved in this investigation are glad that they were able to put a face to the perpetrators. Sheriff Wilson says knows they can do nothing to bring Dakota Bradshaw back but they hope they can bring closure and justice to the family.

"It's a sad, sad time and it is a trying time... I know all the people in this room and others who helped us have committed many, many hours into the wee hours of the morning over the last three weeks to bring the people responsible for this homicide to justice," says Sheriff Wilson.

Sheriff Wilson and GBI Special Agent Montgomery wanted to thank U.S. Marshal’s Service, Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, Huntsville Police Department (AL), Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (AL), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Rossville Police Department, and the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

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