Lake City man arrested for 2021 homicide, police say

The Lake City Police Department said it made an arrest Friday in the 2021 homicide of a man.


On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 just before 9 p.m., LCPD officers were dispatched to 1404 S. Marion Ave. at the Columbia Arms Apartments to perform a wellness check.

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When officers arrived, they spoke with a social services program manager who reported that a client had not been heard from for several days. The manager said it was rare.

After knocking on the door and receiving no response, officers entered to find Timothy Drew McGraffick dead from blunt force trauma.

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Officers began investigating the death as a homicide based on evidence discovered at the scene. Investigators from the LCPD and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have taken over the investigation.

The statements of the witnesses questioned make Dominic Terrell Brantley a suspect. Evidence collected and processed also pointed to Brantley.

On Friday, June 2, Brantley was arrested for homicide.

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“I want to thank the community for stepping forward and providing statements in this matter,” Police Chief Gerald Butler said in a statement. “Their statements allowed investigators to connect evidence from different locations and it is another example of the community working together with law enforcement to remove another violent offender from our streets.”

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