Letohatchee man charged in Montgomery murder

Published 3:39 pm Monday, March 19, 2012

The Montgomery Police Department announced Friday that it has arrested a Letohatchee man in connection with the city’s fifth homicide of 2012.

Capt. J.M. Drinkard, administrative division commander, said authorities charged Jessie Jerome Smith, 47, with capital murder 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.

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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.