Man 'who faked his own death' found after six years

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A man who police claim faked his own death has been arrested six years after they thought he had died.

Christopher Tomberlin was wanted in Georgia for the 2015 attempted murder of his girlfriend, Oklahoma City Police Department said.

He is accused of hurling a hatchet at the woman’s head. It missed and became lodged in a nearby door at their home in Macon, Georgia, The Telegraph reported at the time.

Christopher Tomberlin after his arrest.
Christopher Tomberlin was wanted in Georgia for the 2015 attempted murder of his girlfriend, Oklahoma City Police Department said. Source: Oklahoma City police

Arrest records said officers also saw a bite mark on the woman’s hand.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery and terroristic threats, according to NBC.

However, shortly after being released, Tomberlin faked his own death and went on the run, Oklahoma police said.

Officers had believed he was dead until a new tip led them to Tomberlin who was living in Oklahoma City, more than 1000km east from Macon, the publication reported.

Andrew Joseph, a US Marshal Service spokesman, told Daily Mail the suspect had assumed various aliases in the last two years.

It is unknown what new charges may have been pressed against him.

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