Baldwin County sheriffs deputies could be close to filing charges in the death of a Newton County man found dead on Treanor Drive early Wednesday.
With the help of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Baldwin deputies arrested a person of interest Thursday in Gwinnett County, said Capt. Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriffs Office.
The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was in the gold 2000 Mercury Sable linked to Travin Montez Davis, 30, of Covington, Davis said.
Investigators are examining the car to see if there is evidence it was used to dump Davis body on the dead end street off Kings Road near the Oconee River.
Davis family said the victim was in that vehicle when he left home Tuesday night.
The person of interest in Davis killing was arrested Thursday on an unrelated charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, King said.
Other charges are expected and more arrests are possible, he said.
Davis apparently was shot in the chest at least twice at some other location and dumped on the isolated road not far off the highway that connects Milledgeville and Sparta.
Our location was only a dump site. There was no evidence there other than the body, King said. Hes never been in our system and certainly none of our people recognized him.
Baldwin County Deputy Coroner Ken Garland confirmed Davis was shot twice in the chest.
He had no ID or anything on him, Garland said. He was not dressed for the weather we had (Wednesday) so he was most definitely killed somewhere else and dumped.
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