Davieon Lavant : Two Arrested in Cordele Murder Case: January Investigation

By | April 3, 2024

By Trend News Line 2024-04-03 21:07:52.

**Two Arrested in Connection to January Murder Investigation in Cordele**

In a recent development in Cordele, Georgia, the Cordele police Department (CPD) has made significant progress in a January death investigation. Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to the case, shedding light on the tragic incident that took place earlier this year.

**Details of the Incident**

On January 5, 2024, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers from the Cordele Police Department responded to a shooting call at Hilltop Apartments in the 200 block of W 24th Ave. Upon arrival, they discovered Davieon Lavant, 31, who had been shot. The victim was rushed to Crisp Regional Hospital by Crisp County EMS for emergency treatment but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was brought in to assist with the investigation, which eventually led to the identification of two suspects in the case.

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**Arrest and Charges**

One of the suspects, 21-year-old Jayveon Royal, was arrested and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The second suspect, 19-year-old Kavien Butler, was also taken into custody and charged with being a party to the crime of felony murder and a party to the crime of aggravated assault.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Cordele Police Department, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Community Supervision, and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force, collaborated on the investigation that led to the arrests.

**Prosecution and Continued Investigation**

District Attorney Brad Rigby of the Cordele Judicial Circuit will be handling the prosecution of these cases. As the investigation remains ongoing, authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

**How to Help**

If you have any information related to the case, you can contact the Cordele Police Department at (229) 276-2921 or call the non-emergency 911 line at (229) 276-2690. Additionally, you can reach out to the GBI Region 3 Office at (229) 931-2439, the GBI Tipline at 1 (800) 597-8477, or submit tips online at the GBI website.

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The arrests of Jayveon Royal and Kavien Butler mark a significant breakthrough in the January murder investigation in Cordele. Authorities are working diligently to bring justice to the victim and his family, and your cooperation could play a crucial role in achieving that goal.

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