UPDATE: Statesboro police arrest man in weekend homicide

James Dexter Porter, 46, of Claxton, Georgia [via Bulloch County Sheriffs Office]

STATESBORO, GA. (WSAV) – The Statesboro Police Department has arrested a man in a homicide that occurred October 8 at a residence in the 100 block of South Mulberry Street.

James Dexter Porter, 46, of Claxton, has been charged with felony murder.

Officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday for a welfare check on South Mulberry Street.

After attempts to make contact with the subject by phone and attempts to get someone to come to the door of the residence were unsuccessful, officers entered the residence and found the victim, deceased.

Through the investigation, detectives of the Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau for Investigation identified Porter as the sole suspect in the incident.

Porter was arrested on a warrant from the Criminal Investigations Bureau today, October 9. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

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