Lanett Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested And Charged With Murder


A Lanett woman is dead, and the boyfriend is in custody in Troup County, Sheriff James Woodruff released the following press release to local media following the incident.


"On January 30, 2022, at approximately 3:13 PM, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to Drake Road, LaGrange, in reference to a subject having a mental health crisis.

Information received was that the subject had killed his girlfriend and he was going to kill himself. Deputies arrived on the scene and were able to make contact with the subject, who was identified as Jay Davis Gamel, 37 years of age, and detain him. Gamel was found to be covered in blood and had minor injuries to his body. He was transported to the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment. Deputies proceeded to the house and searched the residence where they found a deceased female who had suffered fatal injuries to her head. The victim was identified as Tracy Shepard, 47 years of age, of Lanett, Alabama", said Woodruff.


At this time, Gamel is in custody and has been charged with one count of Murder.


No further information at this time.

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