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Arrest made in slaying of Macon man who was shot between two houses

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MACON — Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators charged a suspect in connection with the death of 40-year-old Lester Summers. The original incident took place on Grier Street, Sept. 10. 

Deputies found a 40-year-old Lester Summers, of Macon, with multiple gunshot wounds between two houses in the 300 block of Grier Street. Summers died from his injuries. A second victim was also injured in the shooting.


Through the course of the investigation, deputies identified 37-year-old Turquell Shermain Cone as the suspect in this case. Investigators served a warrant for the charge of murder on Sept. 30, while Cone was in custody at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for unrelated charges.

Cone was arrested back on Sept. 13, for drug and gun charges. Bibb Sheriff’s Drug Investigators served search warrant at a residence that was located on Monroe Street. Investigators seized a stolen handgun, an altered shotgun, seven grams of methamphetamines, one gram of cocaine, scales, packaging material, and other drug related objects.

Cone was taken into custody and charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, possession of methamphetamines with the Intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of a sawed-off (altered) shotgun, theft by receiving stolen property, manufacture/possess etc. controlled substance near park/housing project, and felony-probation violation- the original charge is possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Cone also had a hold from of the Eastman Police Department, for an unrelated charge.

Three other people were also charged during the service of the search warrant.

Cone was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he remains without bond.

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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