Saturday, August 4, 2018

Loretto man shoots mother and stepfather before turning gun on himself

From Lawrence County Sheriff's Department
On August 4, 2018, Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a domestic altercation at 29 Rebecca Road, Loretto, TN. Upon arrival they found two deceased males and a female that was wounded from a gunshot.

Upon further investigation, officers determined that James Netherton, 32, shot and killed his step-father, Albert Dotson, 66, and turned the gun on his mother, Lauren Dotson. James then took his own life with the same gun.
Lauren Dotson was flown from the scene and her condition is unknown at this time. The scene was handled by the sheriff's department, Ambulance Service, Southeast Fire and Rescue, and the 22nd Judicial D.A.'s Office.



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