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Dahlonega man arrested for felony murder after “vehicular confrontation,” warrants issued for two others
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A Dahlonega man is facing charges in the death of a woman, who was allegedly killed during a “vehicular confrontation” in Lumpkin County. 

In a news release on Friday, officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Jeffrey Wayne Burns, 46, has been arrested and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and homicide vehicle in connection with the death of Cheynne Jean Burns, 24. He is being held at the Lumpkin County Detention Center.  

Lumpkin Co Homicide 04-09-21

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with a death investigation at a residence on Clayton Burns Road in Dahlonega, which “revealed that an argument between several individuals resulted in a vehicular confrontation which resulted in Cheynne Burns’ death.” 

Allen Stamey, 19, of Dahlonega, was also arrested for reckless conduct from the incident, and warrants have also been issued for David Godbout, 25 and Johnathon Hampel, 38, for reckless conduct. 

Godbout and Hampel are both from Dahlonega and “are currently wanted on the outstanding charges.” 

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact Lumpkin County 911 or the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.