Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials have confirmed a man was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 22 in connection with a “foul play” death in Florida.
According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Davis was arrested by the SWAT team in Forsyth County on Thursday and is being held for another jurisdiction. Davis was arrested without incident, officials said.
FCSO officials said the arrest occurred in the Woodberry subdivision in north Forsyth and the SWAT team was used due to the nature of the crime. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office responded in a mutual aid capacity with personnel and a K9, said Sheriff Jeff Johnson.
According to information from the Bay County Florida Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call at about 8 a.m. on Thursday and found Julian Clifton Davis Jr., the suspect's father, deceased with a gunshot wound.
Officials said “evidence indicated Davis was a victim of foul play and the gunshot was not self-inflicted” in Panama City Beach and a homicide investigation was launched.
The release also said a suspect had been identified and was likely heading to Georgia.
“A person of interest has been identified,” the release said. “Investigators believe the person has fled the state. There is no danger to the community from this suspect. Investigators are enroute to Georgia and are working with authorities in that state.”
DCN will update this article when more information becomes available.
This story was also published in Forsyth County News, a sister publication of DCN.