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Letohatchee man arrested in connection with homicide

Jessie Jerome Smith

Jessie Jerome Smith

By FRED GUARINO
The Lowndes Signal

The Montgomery Police Department announced Friday that it has arrested a Letohatchee man in connection with a homicide.

Capt. J.M. Drinkard, administrative division commander, said authorities charged Jessie Jerome Smith, 47, with capital murder in connection with the city’s fifth homicide of 2012, after he allegedly shot and killed Robert Moore, 44.

Officers located Moore at about 9:36 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the 1300 block of Buckingham Drive, Drinkard said. Moore had sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Drinkard.

Following his arrest in Lowndes County, Smith was placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he is being held without bond, Drinkard said.

The investigation into this homicide continues but Smith is believed to have acted alone, Drinkard said.

There is no further information available at this time.