Three Georgia teens have been arrested for allegedly murdering a man after their home was attacked earlier this week.
Sydney Maughon and Jeremy Munson, both 18, and McKenzie Davenport, 19, are charged with felony manslaughter, assault and trespassing.
All three had been arrested in connection with the July 3 shooting of 22-year-old Johnathan Gilbert, who also goes by Tyler Lane.
Officers had been called to Dobbins Mill Road in Griffin, Georgia, on Monday to receive reports of a man down in the middle of the road.
After arriving on the scene, they discovered Gilbert, who had been shot and killed.
Since his passing last week, tributes have been paid to Lane, pictured here, with one person describing him as a “truly amazing young man.”
Lane is said to have been found on the street in front of his home on Dobbins Mill Road in Griffin, Georgia.
According to the Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, investigators were able to locate a witness who provided them with enough evidence to create a link between the victim and the suspects.
In a statement, Dix said: “Using that information, investigators began a search for the suspects, located a cell phone number that was linked to one of them, and traced it to a location in Henry County.
‘At this time we contacted the Henry County Police Department and they immediately dispatched officers to the area. you
“They searched until they located the vehicle at a residence and were able to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle and residence.
“During the search they recovered the car that was used in the crime, along with the gun that we believe was used to shoot Gilbert.”
As the investigation progressed, more suspects were developed and they were eventually arrested.
Dix continued: “It appears there was a lovers’ quarrel in progress, and the suspects decided to go to Gilbert’s residence at Dobbins Mill and vandalize it by inviting her over.”
‘When Gilbert saw what was being done to his residence, he left the house unarmed to confront them.
18-year-old Sydney Maughon is said to have fired the fatal shot from the back passenger seat that killed Gilbert.
The three are said to have been involved in an ongoing lovers’ quarrel and to have incited at the Gilbert home prior to the shooting.
The suspects ran back to the car, and as Gilbert approached them, Sydney Maughon, a passenger in the back seat of the car, drew a firearm and shot him multiple times.
“The suspects drove off leaving Gilbert dead in the middle of Dobbins Mill Road.”
Dix continued: ‘Everyone is guilty as if they pulled the trigger themselves. They went to lay an egg in a house, the victim confronted them while they were doing it, lost his life, fled and left his body in the middle of the road.
‘Together they bought that ticket; now together you can ride that ride.’ Since his death last week, tributes have been paid to Gilbert on social media.
One person said: ‘I’m so heartbroken you’re gone. I really don’t even have the words to express how I feel, just know that I love you so much!
I know you would have done a lot of good with your life. Another posted: ‘Tyler Lane was a truly amazing young man and I loved him with all my heart.
‘He will always be missed. This world won’t be the same without him in it.
A funeral has also been arranged for him today at Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla, Georgia.