Egging prank gone wrong, three teens charged with murder

Three teenagers from Georgia are facing serious charges of felony murder due to an unfortunate incident that transpired on July 3.

Sydney Maughon, 18, Jeremy Munson, 18, and McKenzie Davenport, 19, were accused of malice murder, battery, and criminal trespass in regard to the death of Johnathan Gilbert, who was also known as Tyler Lane, as reported by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.

Maughon, who is suspected of firing the fatal shots, was also charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and her battery charge is considered a crime of “family violence.” Munson is also facing extra charges of murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.

The Sheriff’s Office was able to locate a witness that provided information related to the shooting, linking the suspects to the victim. After tracing a phone number assigned to one of the defendants, law enforcement was able to track the cell phone to a residence in Henry County and located the car used that night parked outside. Detectives then seized the car and the residence, and found the gun they suspect was used in the crime.

Investigators believe that the incident was a result of an “ongoing lovers quarrel” that caused the three to egg Gilbert’s residence. Upon seeing the vandalism, Gilbert confronted the perpetrators, who then ran back to the car. Gilbert was unarmed, and as he approached the car, Maughon, a backseat passenger, fired several shots at him before the car drove off. Gilbert was left in the middle of Dobbins Mill Road.

According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, all three are equally guilty as “they all plotted and planned together and traveled to the location with the intent to commit a crime that led up to the murder together.” He said, “they bought that ticket; now, together, they can ride that ride.”