Teen arrested for connection to shooting death of another teen in Dodge County

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EASTMAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A 15 year old has been arrested for their connection to the shooting death of another teenager in Dodge County last November.

According to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 17 year old Braydon Stokes was found in a home in Chauncey with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.

According to the G.B.I, a juvenile at the home told officers that his firearm accidentally discharged and hit Stokes. The juvenile told officers he had just returned from hunting.

The teen is now facing felony involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct charges. A copy of the G.B.I’s findings has been provided to Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Timothy Vaughn for prosecution.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.