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Hill arrested on involuntary manslaughter charge

Tyson Chad Hill was arrested Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony. (Photo Provided)

From staff reports

Tyson Chad Hill was arrested Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony.

Det. Sgt. Smeeks requested and was issued an arrest warrant Monday through Marietta Municipal Court for Hill, 39, last known address of 219 Harmar St., Marietta.

Smeeks began an investigation Oct. 24, 2020, into the death of 37-year-old Jeffry Ryan Voycik. Voycik was found dead in his home at 11:50 a.m. Suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were found next to Voycik’s body.

His death appeared to be a result of a drug overdose. It was later verified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

The report showed that Voycik tested positive for fentanyl, amphetamine/methamphetamine, and gabapentin.

Multiple drug intoxication (fentanyl and amphetamine/methamphetamine) contributed by cardiomegaly was reported to be the cause of death.

Detectives obtained search warrants, which revealed social media message content on the evening of Oct. 23 between Voycik and Hill.

In the messages, Voycik arranges to purchase methamphetamine and heroin from Hill.

In the same conversation, Hill told Voycik that he also had fentanyl, marijuana wax, and other drugs available for purchase.

Additional investigation positively identified the account user Tyson Hill to be Tyson Chad Hill. The drug transaction took place around 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Hill’s residence, 122 Tennis Center Drive, Unit 36, Marietta, which was near Hill’s apartment. Voycik had requested to buy “Ice and Scag” (meth and heroin).

On Oct. 23, Voycik made a comment on the message thread with Hill at 8:22 p.m., after the purchase, that he “Mos DEF made it Safehouse mixed The Matterz Together SLO +Go $0 PRIMO”.

Voycik also made a comment to another social media user, after the purchase, that he bought heroin from Tyson and tried it.

Approximately 12 hours later, Jeffry Voycik was deceased.

After completing the investigation and reviewing all the evidence, there is no indication that Voycik made any other purchases of drugs before his death.

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