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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Savannah man arraigned for 2018 murder on Fort Stewart

Victim was the wife of a deployed U.S. Army soldier

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Savannah man charged with killing the wife of a deployed U.S. Army soldier on post at Fort Stewart has been ordered held without bond.

Stafon Jamar Davis, 27, of Savannah, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Savannah where he entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of Premeditated Murder in the July 9, 2018 shooting death of Abree Boykin, 24, a resident of post housing at Fort Stewart Army Reservation, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Davis also is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Magistrate Christopher L. Ray granted the prosecution’s motion and ordered Davis held without bond and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. He is being held at the Liberty County Jail.  

The indictment alleges that Davis, while on Fort Stewart, “willfully, deliberately, maliciously, and with premeditation and malice aforethought, did unlawfully kill Abree Boykin, by shooting Abree Boykin with a 9mm firearm.” The body of Boykin, whose husband was a then-deployed soldier, was discovered by Military Police in her residence.

Davis was arrested West Palm Beach, Fla., and transported to the Southern District of Georgia for court proceedings.

FBI and CID continue to offer a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the recovery of Abree Boykin’s black 2018 Honda Accord, Georgia license plate RLQ1762.  Those with information are encouraged to call the FBI Atlanta Field Office at (770) 216-3000, email army.cid.crime.tips@mail.mil, or call 1-844-ARMY-CID. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous will be protected to the degree allowable under the law.

A criminal indictment contains only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Army Criminal Investigation Command, with assistance from the Savannah Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer G. Solari. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer (Contractor): at 912-652-4422.
Press Release Number: 
61-19
Updated June 27, 2019