Georgia attempted murder suspect allegedly faked death, resided in OKC for six years

Oklahoma City, Okla. – A Georgia man was arrested in Oklahoma after faking his death for six years.

Christopher Tomberlin, 36, fled Bibb County, Georgia, in 2015 to escape an attempted murder case of his then-wife.

The US Marshals Service Metro Fugitive Task Force and the OKCPD’s Violent Crimes Apprehension Team, including OKC police’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, worked diligently to locate the suspect.

Authorities say analysts put the pieces of the puzzle together that ultimately led to Tomberlin’s arrest.

Tomberlin was arrested in 2015 for allegedly throwing a hatchet at his wife.

The domestic confrontation also involved injury to the wife’s hand, leaving her with a visible bite mark allegedly by Tomberlin.

The victim’s mother was reportedly on the phone during the altercation.

Tomberlin was being held for multiple charges, including aggravated assault, terroristic threat, and battery, prior to faking his death. (Fox News)

The suspect could have spent up to 15 years on these charges.

Tomberlin was reportedly on probation when he fled to Oklahoma.

Authorities believed that the suspect was dead for the past six years until valuable intel surfaced.

Tomberlin was taken into custody at Southwest 77th and Douglas, and further investigation is reportedly required. 

(Image courtesy of Oklahoma City Police Department)


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