Lott convicted of manslaughter

Published 3:23 pm Friday, September 23, 2016

After a three day trial in Jefferson Davis County, Eric Lott was found guilty of manslaughter Monday afternoon.

The 12 member jury was made up of seven women and five men.  Circuit Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald presided over the proceedings.

Jury selection was held last Tuesday, with the trial beginning Wednesday.

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Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Palmetto Estates on Highway 42 around 12:12 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015,  after reports of shots being fired.

Authorities charged Eric Lott, a.k.a. “Hubcap”, with aggravated assault and murder.

According to investigators, an altercation took place between him and Adrian Eley, a.k.a “Bull”, at Lott’s mother’s residence at 150 Hartzog-Magee Road.

Eley then followed Lott to the Palmetto Estates where the altercation continued and Lott allegedly shot Eley in the chest.

Eley was transported to Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and then Forrest General Hospital where he later died.

A bystander, Willie Daggins, was shot in the leg and was also transported to JDCH  and FGH.

Investigators said Lott fled the scene and was considered armed and dangerous before turning himself in to the Sheriff’s Department.