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One arrested in Sunday shooting death


This undated photo shows the victim of Sunday's shooting, Thomas Vining. Submitted Photo This undated photo shows the victim of Sunday's shooting, Thomas Vining.

Coffee County sheriff's authorities have arrested a Coffee County man in a shooting death that occurred early Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to a residence off Ramblewood Rd. in the Green Acres community shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in reference to a report of criminal trespass. While officers were en route to the scene, they were informed the suspect, identified as 58-year-old Thomas Lamar Vining, had been shot. Mr. Vining was discovered by deputies with a shotgun wound to his back and was transported to Coffee Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Elton Greg Griffis of Douglas was arrested Monday in connection to the death of Mr. Vining. He remains incarcerated at the Coffee County Jail pending formal charges. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at (912) 384-4227 or Coffee County E-911 at (912) 384-7675. Tips can also be left at the TIPS Line, (912) 383-8477.

Last modified onTuesday, 21 February 2017 21:10
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