By Leah Banks 

FAYETTE — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office announced last Wednesday that they have taken into custody a suspect accused of killing a man on Forrest Lake Drive in Fayetteville. 

Steven Andre Beacham, 43, or Douglasville was taken into custody and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 38-year old Jabrell Jerome Buggs of Atlanta. 

According to the press release provided by the Sheriff’s office, deputies were sent to the location at 1:52 a.m. in reference to a verbal altercation in progress. 

When they arrived, deputies located the body of a deceased adult male in the front yard of the residence. It was suspected that the cause of death was a gunshot wound. 

Investigators quickly identified Beacham as a suspect and later took him into custody in Douglasville. 

“Sheriff Babb would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Douglasville Police Department for their assistance in locating the suspect,” the press release said.