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South GA murder investigation leads to arrest of suspect

Coffee County GA: murder investigation leads to arrest of suspect.

On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation received a request from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a murder investigation.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report that a person was shot at 118 Quincey Batten Loop, Lot 8, in Douglas. Officers arrived at the location and found Christopher Leonard Tyson, 48, with gunshot wounds. Tyson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Freddie Lee Lampkin Jr., 37, was arrested for Tyson’s death. Lampkin Jr. was charged with one count of malice murder, one count of possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Lampkin Jr. was booked into the Coffee County Jail.

An autopsy on Tyson will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.

This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the death of Christopher Leonard Tyson is asked to call the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227 or the GBI Douglas office at (912) 389-4103.

Map location of Coffee County, GA. Douglas is the county seat.


Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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