An arrest by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has led to the discovery of a Homicide that occurred in Arkansas and has landed the primary suspect in the Nacogdoches County Jail on unrelated charges.

Yesterday afternoon the Sheriff’s Office was advised of a male subject walking in the 3600 block of FM 225 with blood on his face. Deputies arrived on scene and found that the subject had been a victim of an assault. After gathering information deputies would locate the suspect of the assault in the 4200 block of FM 225 on the side of the roadway.

The suspect was identified as Jordana Rogers, 31, from Mansfield, Arkansas. Deputies became very suspicious of Rogers due to how she was acting and other pertinent facts and evidence discovered on scene. Rogers was arrested at the scene by deputies for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd degree felony, and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. The assault victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that occurred during the assault.

During the assault investigation, the Sergeant over the patrol shift requested dispatch to contact the local law enforcement agency in Mansfield, Arkansas and conduct a welfare check on the suspect’s mother. Deputies did not feel right about the situation and felt that something else had possibly happened.

A short time later the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office was advised by the Mansfield Police Department that a deceased female had been located at the residence where the NCSO had requested a welfare check.  The manner of death appeared to a homicide.

Since that time, Investigators with NCSO have been working with the Arkansas State Police who has taken over the homicide investigation in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Jordana Rogers remains in the Nacogdoches County Jail at this time on Assault Charges.  This case remains under investigation at this time. Further updates will be given when they are available to be released.

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