Murder suspect, 27, captured

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Lance Lampkin, 27

Acting on a tip, Richmond County authorities arrested a man on murder charges this afternoon.

Investigators said they found Lance Lampkin, 27, at a residence in the 2200 block of Raleigh Drive, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press release.

Mr. Lampkin was wanted in connection with the Dec. 9 shooting of 27-year-old Kevin Tanksley, of Haynie Drive, the release said. Mr. Tanksley died from the wounds Feb. 2.

Mr. Lampkin is charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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