TROUP COUNT SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION, VICTIM IS LANETT, AL WOMAN

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NEWS RELEASE 1/31/22
Homicide Investigation
On January 30, 2022 at approximately 3:13 PM, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to 39 Drake Road, LaGrange, in reference to a subject having a mental health crisis. Information received was that the subject had killed his girlfriend and he was going to kill himself.
Deputies arrived on scene and were able to make contact with the subject, who was identified as Jay Davis Gamel, 37 years of age, and detain him. Gamel was found to be covered in blood and had minor injuries to his body. He was transported to the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.
Deputies proceeded to the house and searched the residence where they found a deceased female who had suffered fatal injuries to her head. The victim was identified as Tracy Shepard, 47 years of age, of Lanett, Alabama.
At this time, Gamel is in custody and has been charged with one count of Murder.
Nothing further at this time.
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