Man Arrested in Mississippi for Douglas County Homicide

Around 10:40 am on 5/11/21 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) patrol deputies were dispatched to Swooping Ct, Douglasville, Ga in reference to a person shot. On arrival, deputies located a deceased male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. It was also determined that the victim’s vehicle was missing from the residence. DCSO investigators responded to the scene and quickly developed a suspect by the name V’Daul Devontae Malik Guyton, who is 24 years of age. Guyton was reported to be the boyfriend of the victim. By 5:30 PM that afternoon DCSO investigators with assistance of the Mississippi State Police and the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, located and arrested Mr. Guyton for felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and theft of a motor vehicle. DCSO investigators are currently in Mississippi, examining evidence and following up on this investigation. Sheriff Tim Pounds would like to recognize his employees for their hard work and quick response in developing a suspect, obtaining the necessary evidence, and apprehending the suspect so quickly. He would also like to thank all the agencies involved who assisted his officers throughout this investigation.