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Fourth suspect arrested in deadly triple shooting in Bibb County

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The fourth and final suspect has been charged in the deadly shooting of three people in a robbery that ended badly in Bibb County.

On Monday the U.S. Marshall’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and deputies arrested 30-year-old Lewis Monroe Cheney II, of Macon, in connection with the May murders of Arika Harrell, Ralph Heard and Terrence Dent, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with three counts of murder and aggravated assault, officials said.

The investigation began shortly before 3:40 a.m. on May 29 when deputies responded to 688 Granada Terrace after getting a report of a person shot, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said. Someone had shot Terrance “Heavy D” Vanderrick Dent, Jr., 25, several times that Thursday, DeFoe said. Dent was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.

Investigators later received information that two people possibly witnessed or had information in connection to Dent’s murder, DeFoe said. Based on the information they received, deputies began searching for 34-year-old Tyrone “Ty” Lewis and his brother, 36-year-old Vincent “White Boy” Lewis, DeFoe said.

Investigators also learned that Dent had been shot at a home in the 3000 block of Fairburn Avenue and was later dropped off at a residence on Granada Terrace, instead of being taken to a local hospital, DeFoe said. They did not say who dropped off the victim at the home.

On May 30, deputies received a report of two people found dead inside a vehicle behind a home at 3365 Fairburn Ave., deputies said. Someone had reported shots fired the night before, but when deputies searched the area they did not find the victims, Coroner Leon Jones said.

A family member found 23-year-old Arika Jarrell and 32-year-old Ralph Heard inside the vehicle behind the home the next day, Jones said.

“At first, it was believed that the Bibb Sheriff’s Office was investigating two separate homicide investigations,” DeFoe said. “During the course of these investigations it was found that the deaths of Arika Jarrell, Ralph Heard, and Terrance Dent were possibly linked.”

“Investigators developed strong evidence to support the fact that the three individuals were fatally wounded during a “robbery gone wrong” incident,” DeFoe said.

With the help of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, deputies have already arrested Rayshawn “Ping” Reanaldo Lucas, 32, Quintavious “Quinn” Isaih Everett, 22, and Vincent “White Boy” Lewis, 36, for three counts of murder and aggravated assault, DeFoe said.

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