Beaufort News

Bluffton man questioned in Savannah homicide

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have questioned a man arrested on drug charges in Bluffton about a homicide in Savannah on July 6.

Savannah police had been looking for Steve Ray Dunbar Jr., 23, of Bluffton since they found James Griffin slumped over in his pickup truck in the 1700 block of LeGrande Street, according to a news release Wednesday. Griffin was transported to Memorial University Medical Center, where he died soon after the shooting.

The U.S. Marshal Service, seeking Dunbar on behalf of Savannah police, arrested him in Bluffton on Monday with the help of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office drug squad. He was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with possession of controlled substances and was in the Beaufort County Detention Center on Wednesday awaiting extradition to Savannah.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020â€