Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money

Police testified Thursday that a Loxley man accused of murder is addicted to methadone, has financial problems and probably killed an acquaintance from Pensacola for money.

Police investigators said David Game Coombs, 32, of Loxley knew William Oliver “Bill” Grunden, 57, through playing cards. Grunden’s body was found near his vehicle on Truck Trail 17 near Loxley on Jan. 29.

Police alleged that Coombs shot Grunden with a .22-caliber rifle and used about $6,000 taken from the slain gold-buyer to pay off debts and purchase drugs

Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money