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Man arrested in Statesboro homicide case

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The Statesboro Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide that took place in the 100 block of Mulberry Street over the weekend. 

Officers responded to a call for a welfare check on South Mulberry around 5:30 on Sunday. After trying to make contact with the subject over the phone as well as attempts to get someone to come to the door of the home were unsuccessful, officers went inside and found the victim, deceased. 

Detectives arrested James Porter for felony murder. They identified him as the sole suspect in the incident and took out a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested Monday and 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. 

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.

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