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Flowery Branch man faces murder charge
56-year-old accused of stabbing man to death
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A Flowery Branch man was being held without bond on a murder charge after being apprehended Monday in connection with a Friday stabbing of a Lawrenceville man.

The suspect, 56-year-old Randall Lewis Breazeale, is accused of stabbing Tony Caswell Reece, 51, to death about 5 p.m. Friday in a domestic dispute in the 5200 block of Chattahoochee Street.

Breazeale was being held at the Hall County Detention Center on charges of murder and burglary, said Flowery Branch Police Chief Gerald Lanich.

“We’re very pleased ... We were glad he was apprehended,” Lanich said.

Lanich wouldn’t disclose a possible motive for the killing and said the case is still under investigation.

The home where the stabbing occurred was occupied by a “mutual relation,” Lanich said.

Lanich said Breazeale acted alone and surrendered peacefully Monday.

He didn’t have any weapons on him, he said. A knife used in the killing was recovered at the scene.

“Just after 1 p.m. today, a Hall County deputy spotted the suspect sleeping in his car at Little River Park off of Cleveland Highway,”Col. Jeff Strickland, chief deputy with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, said Monday.

Lanich said the victim left behind family in Lawrenceville, including children.

Lanich wouldn’t say if Breazeale had a previous criminal record.

The Flowery Branch Police Department were originally called to the crime scene on a report of a domestic dispute. Earlier reports that a female was killed were incorrect.

The police department issued a warrant for Breazeale’s arrest and issued a description of his vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Lanich said this was the first killing in Flowery Branch “since we can remember.”