Deputies arrest homicide suspect
Detectives with the Haywood County Sheriff's Office have arrested the suspect who allegedly beat a local man to death.
Andrew Griffin Godbee III, 22, of Jake Drive, Canton, was charged Wednesday afternoon for the second degree murder of 19-year-old David Lamar Meadows.
Chief Deputy Larry Bryson with the Haywood County Sheriff's Office said emergency workers discovered the crime while responding to a 9-1-1 caller who said Meadows had injured himself after falling and was unconscious.
Law enforcement is not always dispatched to medical calls, but EMS workers immediately notified deputies when they realized an assault had taken place, Bryson said.
Meadows sustained traumatic injuries to his head and was taken to MedWest-Haywood with a faint pulse, where he died shortly after, Bryson said.