The Thomasville Police Dept. is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 11:38 am in the 1300 block of N. Dawson St. The investigation confirms that there has been one individual that succumbed to injuries received as a result of the shooting. Detectives are currently following multiple leads and the case is ongoing. There is no reason to believe that there is any further threat to the community and this was an isolated event. If anyone has any information pertaining the investigation, please contact the Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (229) 227-3302.
Update: Press Release issued by the GBI on November 8, 2022.
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Thomasville Man Arrested on
Murder and Other Charges
Thomasville, Ga. (November 8, 2022) – The GBI was requested to conduct a death investigation on October 20, 2022, at a residence in the 1300 block of North Dawson Street in Thomasville, Georgia. GBI Agents began the investigation with Thomasville Police and conducted multiple interviews with witnesses, and collected evidence related to the case.
It is alleged that Jamal Tremayne Hayes and James Hudson travelled to a residence where Kelton Butler was asleep on a couch. Another person at the residence allowed Hayes and Hudson inside where they began assaulting and cutting Butler. A fight ensued and a pistol was produced. Butler was able to gain control of the gun and shoot Hayes who died as a result of the shooting. Hudson fled the scene. Warrants were obtained for Hudson (Born March of 1969) for murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hudson was arrested on November 3rd in Thomasville-by-Thomasville Police Officers.
Once complete, the case file will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.
This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Thomasville Office at 229-225-4090. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.