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Suspect In June 2021 Murder Of Hickory Man Arrested In Georgia
Tyrell Dontaye “Lil Buckey” Daniels
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Suspect in June 2021 Murder Of Hickory Man Arrested in Georgia

31-year-old Tyrell Dontaye “Lil Buckey” Daniels of 5th Street in Statesville was arrested today (September 8) in Cobb County, Georgia in connection to a June 2021 homicide in Statesville.

A warrant for Daniels’ arrest had been issued on June 8 of this year. He was charged with murder for a shooting that occurred near an address on Williams Road in Statesville, as previously reported on WHKY. The victim, Zion Treyshun Gaither of Hickory, died as the result of injuries sustained in the shooting.

Iredell County Detectives interviewed numerous witnesses and persons of interest in the case. They applied for and received multiple search warrants that produced evidence. Detectives traveled to Florida and Georgia to follow up on information obtained during the investigation.

Daniels is currently being held in the Cobb County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Iredell County.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell expressed his appreciation to the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Cobb County Georgia Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement partners who assisted in this investigation.

Daniels has a criminal history that includes convictions on felony counts of first-degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, and failure to appear, along with misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree trespassing, communicating threats (three counts), and assault (two counts).