Georgia Teens Lure Man to His Death

Steve Sanchez Photos /
Steve Sanchez Photos /

On July 3rd Spalding County deputies were called out to reports of a man who had been shot and killed on 100 block of Dobbins Mill Road. There they discovered a body with no ID. Upon checking his fingerprints, he was identified as Jonathan Gilbert aka Tyler Lane.

According to Sherriff Darrell Dix, “Investigators were able to locate a witness that provided them with information related to the shooting, and through that, they created a direct link between the victim and the suspects.”

This info led them to arrest Sydney Maughon and Jeremy Munson, 18, and McKenzie Davenport, 19. Per Dix, his death was the culmination of an ongoing lover’s quarrel. This conflict led the trio to decide to throw eggs at his house. When Gilbert came out to confront the trio, they retreated to the vehicle. Allegedly, Maughon then shot him multiple times from the back seat as he chased them before leaving him to die in the road.

As a result, they are facing multiple charges, including malice murder. Sherriff Dix is confident in these charges too. “Because they all plotted and planned together, and traveled to the location with the intent to commit a crime that led up to the murder together, they are all capable just as if they had each pulled the trigger themselves. Together they bought that ticket; now together they can ride that ride.”

In collaboration with the Henry County Police Department, Spalding County deputies were able to track down not only the vehicle but also the alleged murder weapon.