Kelly “Nubs” Dawson formerly of Walnut Ridge is named as a person of interest in the beating death of 33 year old, Brandon Will which occurred on February 4th, 2020. Kelly Dawson was named as a person of interest by Randolph County authorities after he was arrested February 10th on unrelated charges of failure to register as a sex offender (bench warrant).  

Kelly “Nubs” Dawson is the brother of Telly Dawson who was in a relationship with Brandon Will according to their social media pages. 

Kelly “Nubs” Dawson has an extensive criminal record, is a level 2 sex offender with numerous drug charges. We will continue to update this story as information is released by the Arkansas State Police Crime Lab and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.