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Milledgeville man murdered in Wilkinson County Tuesday

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A 28-year-old Milledgeville man was murdered in Wilkinson County on Tuesday night, according to a GBI press release.

Wilkinson County Sheriff’s deputies “responded to the area and upon arrival, they discovered David Wesley Lawson, age 28, of Milledgeville, Georgia was deceased and had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound,” according to the press release.

The incident occurred at 245 North Lake Shore Circle in Ivey, located along Lake Tchukolako. Arrested and charged with murder and felony obstruction of an officer was Christopher Dale Tis, 31, listed with an Ivey address.

Added the press release: “On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed that Tiggs and Lawson had a confrontation with each other. Tiggs shot Lawson, causing his death.”