Jefferson Davis County man convicted of Murder

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that 27-year-old Dantrell Jerome Hunter, of Prentiss, was sentenced to thirty years to serve incarcerated for the murder of a female in Rankin County.

On January 19, 2021, Deputies with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for an unresponsive female who was located at a residence on Conerly Road, in Rankin County. Once on the scene, Deputies immediately started investigating the death as a homicide and through their investigation, Dantrell Jerome Hunter was developed as a suspect. On June 28, 2021, Dantrell Jerome Hunter entered a plea of guilty for the crime of Second Degree Murder which carries a minimum of twenty years and a maximum of forty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and is not eligible for early release. Hunter was sentenced to forty years with ten years suspended.

District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr. stated, “We would like to thank the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department for their excellent work in the investigation and their tireless work to keep our community safe.”

Name: Dantrell Jerome Hunter
Date of Birth: 08/07/ 1993