Richmond Hill Man Charged with Murder of 5-month-old, Cruelty to Children


Last Updated: 10/4/2019 @ 7:22 p.m.

Richmond Hill, GA – On October 4th, 2019, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested 30-year-old Matthew Lucas Bryant of Richmond Hill on charges of murder and first-degree cruelty to a child.

On October 2nd, Richmond Hill Police Chief, Mitch Shores, requested the help of the GBI to investigate an infant death that occurred in Richmond Hill.

The investigation and autopsy revealed that the infant died as a result of severe trauma to the head.

Bryant is currently booked at the Bryan County Jail under the name ‘Lucas Bryant’. The jail lists his age as 31, however the press release from the GBI says 30.

Richmond Hill 411 will be following this very closely and will make updates as new information comes in.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the GBI Region 5 Office at 912-871-1121, or the Richmond Hill Police Department at 912-756-5645.

After moving to Richmond Hill, GA in the fall of 2018, Matt wanted to become immediately involved in the community. Without hesitation, he created the Richmond Hill Community Facebook group which reached 2,700 members in just 5 months. After building this community, he decided they needed an honest, reliable news source to keep them informed. Thus, Richmond Hill 411 was born!

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