Press Release: Valdosta Police Department
On October 10, 2013 at approximately 9:14 AM, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 700 block of Hill Terrace in reference to the report of a deceased person. Officers and Detectives arrived on scene and located the victim, Tevin Martin, in the back yard of 714 Hill Terrace, which is a vacant residence.
Martin had multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department Persons Crime Unit and Crime Scene Technicians from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to investigate.
Detectives, assisted by the FBI Gang Task Force, worked throughout the day, and 3 arrests have been made in connection with this incident. Deno Lewis was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, with Felony Murder charges pending.
He is currently in the Lowndes County Jail (LCJ). Michael Wise was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. He is currently in the LCJ. James Powell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Intent to Commit Armed Robbery with Felony Murder charges pending. He is currently in the LCJ. One juvenile was involved in the incident and charges are pending against him also.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.