LAURENS COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Ericia Avyana Smith, of Warner Robins, Georgia, has been identified as the victim in a Monday morning fatal stabbing in Laurens County. Tahvien Dewberry was arrested and charged with murder.

“Ree” Smith, 22, was fatally stabbed in East Dublin on Monday. 26-year-old Dewberry was taken into custody and charged with murder.


According to reports, Smith was found suffering from stab wounds at 805 Soperton Avenue in East Dublin around 9 a.m. Monday.

Smith was pronounced dead of stab wound injuries.

Dewberry was arrested and charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Anyone with possible information should contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.


Geo quick facts: Laurens County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 49,570, up from 48,434 in 2010. The county seat is Dublin – Wikipedia.