Savannah murder suspect captured in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man wanted in connection with a Savannah shooting death has been arrested in Jacksonville.

According to WSAV, Jerome Coast Jr., 31, was arrested and charged with the murder of 31-year-old Michael Willard James.

James was found dead in his SUV in Savannah just after midnight April 8. Officials say the SUV crashed into a car parked in the yard, causing a small fire that was put out by Savannah Fire.

Coast was captured Thursday in a Jacksonville hotel by the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is now in the Duval County jail.

Anyone who has any information about this case can contact the Metro Criminal Investigation Department detectives at 912-525-3124.


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