Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

Press Release



Madison Bridges, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458


The Statesboro Police Department has arrested James Porter for Felony Murder in a homicide that occurred at residence on the 100 block of South Mulberry Street.


On 10/8/2017 at approximately 5:30 pm, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to a call 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 identified Porter as the sole suspect in the incident and took out a warrant for his arrest.


Porter was arrested on that warrant on 10/9/2017 and was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.


The case has been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. All further inquiries should be directed to that office.



James Dexter Porter

46 years old


Claxton, GA



1 count                 Felony Murder



Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.



Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:

Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges


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