A Loganville man is in the Baldwin County jail charged with murder in the death of a Covington man found dead Halloween morning.
Artenimus Rayshun Ray Mack, 25, who is originally from Washington County, was charged early Friday morning in the slaying of 30-year-old Travin Montez Davis, said Baldwin County sheriffs Capt. Brad King.
Davis body had two bullet wounds to the chest when it was found dumped off the road in a remote section of Treanor Drive at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators did not initially think he was killed on that isolated cul de sac off Kings Road near the Oconee River.
We believe it happened in the vehicle, King said. Right now, were going with where they found the body. We believe he was murdered fairly close to that location.
Kings Road runs off the state highway that connects Baldwin to Washington and Hancock counties, a route Mack would have been familiar with, King said.
Mack was arrested Thursday afternoon in Gwinnett County in the gold 2000 Mercury Sable that the victims family members say picked up Davis at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
When Mack was arrested, authorities found a couple pounds of marijuana and a gun in the trunk of the car, King said.
GBI ballistics testing will determine whether the firearm was the murder weapon, King said.
Robbery was the motive, he said.
While investigators have not pinpointed the exact time of the shooting, they believe it happened about midnight or shortly after as Mack returned to Newton County at about 2:30 a.m., King said.
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