2 Goodrich Men Charged with Capital Murder, GOODRICH, December 10, 2020 - On the morning of December 8, 2020 the Polk County Sherriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a deceased male found in an area off of FM 1988 East in Polk County. Sheriff’s Office Investigators, along with Texas Ranger Ryan Clendennen responded to the scene. The scene was processed and evidence was collected. Justice of the Peace Darrell Longino conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy to be performed by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Brodrick Anthony Cooper of Livingston. Once investigators made a positive identification of the deceased, they were able to start tracking his whereabouts and who he had associated with within the last 24 hours. Investigators developed two suspects during the investigation. They were identified as 35- year-old Jameous O’Neal Smith and 18-year-old Mark Anthony Jacobs, both from Livingston, Texas.
Jameous Oneal Smith, 35, of Goodrich
Mark Anthony Jacobs, 18, of Goodrich
Both Smith and Jacobs were arrested on their charges. During their arrest and search of their residences, evidence was found linking both of them to the crime. They were interviewed by investigators. The victim’s property was recovered during the investigation, along with the murder weapon.
Jameous O’Neal Smith and Mark Anthony Jacobs are currently in the Polk County Jail charged with Capital Murder.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers would like to send their appreciation to the endless amounts of information received from numerous individuals regarding this investigation.
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