Argument over rent ends with one dead, two arrested

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DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An argument over rent and the upkeep of a home ends with one man dead, Monday around noon.

According to Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatman, 19-yr-old Royal Patterson shot and killed 30-yr-old Quinton Gipson during the argument at 206 Troup Street in Dublin.

Witnesses say Patterson then ran from the scene with 68-yr-old Jack Guyton.

Police later arrested Patterson and Guyton and they are currently in the Laurens County Detention Center.


  • Royal Patterson will face charges for one count of murder and  4th-degree forgery, which is a misdemeanor
  • Jack Guyton will face one felony charge for murder parties to a crime
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