GPD: Three suspects arrested, charged in Friday night murder


Three suspects are in custody, charged in the Friday night murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca.

Deluca died early Saturday after being transported by helicopter to an Atlanta trauma unit for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head.

According to the Griffin Police Department, leads developed by investigators, tips, witness interviews and the execution of search warrants concluded that Deluca’s murder resulted from a “failed drug transaction.”

Arrested were 21-year-old Xavier Lamar Carter, of Barnesville, 20-year-old Ryan Willis, of Jonesboro and 17-year-old Damarion Sinkfield, of Griffin.

All three suspects have been charged with murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

This investigation is ongoing, and authorities say additional charges are expected.

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  1. Charles Hullinger says:

    Such fine looking individuals. I can’t believe they would do such a thing.

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