Arrests Made in Tift County Death Investigation
Tifton, GA (February 26, 2020) – On Monday, February 24, 2020, Kevionta Trayvon Hicks, age 20, was arrested on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Armed Robbery, and Tiffany Nicole Myers, age 36, was arrested for Giving False Statements, in connection with the death of Michael Riggins, age 34, that occurred at 54 Eastgate Drive in Tifton, GA on January 24, 2020. Hicks and Myers were taken into custody at the Tifton Police Department.
Arrest warrants for Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Armed Robbery were also obtained for Quintas Taszir Ryan, age 22, Stanley Ray Watson, age 27, and Sean Chin, age 32. Ryan, Watson, and Chin have not been taken into custody at this time.
On January 24, 2020, the Tifton Police Department requested the GBI to assist in the death investigation of Michael Riggins. Preliminary information indicated that during the mid-day hours of January 24, 2020, Tifton Police Officers responded to 54 Eastgate Drive in Tifton, GA in reference to a report of an unresponsive male. Once officers arrived, they discovered Michael Riggins suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Riggins was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Riggins’ body was transported to the GBI Macon Crime Lab where an autopsy was performed.
Anyone who has information pertaining to this death investigation is encouraged to contact the Tifton Police Department at (229) 382-3132 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (229)-777-2080.