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Two charged in northeast Forsyth murder
Two Hall, one Forsyth County home searched

NORTH FORSYTH – Two people have been charged for the murder of a 35-year-old man after his body was found in northeast Forsyth.

The deceased, David Eric Guice, was reportedly found on Odyssey Trail, off Pea Ridge Road, which connects Jot Em Down Road and Hwy. 53, on Thursday, Jan. 5, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“Deputies at the scene recalled a recent traffic stop and arrest that had been made a few days prior near this location,” Rainwater said.

A search of those records reportedly revealed a female had given her home address as the same location as where the body was found.

As a result, 32-year-old Tonya Tidwell, of Forsyth County, and 29-year-old Ryan Spark have been charged in connection with Guice’s death.

They both were charged with aggravated assault and felony murder and are being held at the Forsyth County Jail.

It was not immediately clear how the murder occurred or for what reason.

“This is an active investigation,” Rainwater said. “We hopefully will be able to provide more information on Monday.”

Rainwater said the suspects' booking photos are being withheld for the time being due to details of the investigation.

The sheriff’s office and Hall County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed arrest and search warrants at homes in Gainesville and Flowery Branch, and an additional search warrant was conducted at a home in Forsyth County, Rainwater said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Unit has processed the scene for evidence and transported the body to its crime lab to determine the cause of death.