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Poplar Bluff man indicted on murder, robbery charges

Oct 23, 2013 -- 10:35am


Southeast Missourian


A Poplar Bluff  man recently appeared in a Tennessee Court after he was indicted by a grand jury there on multiple charges, including murder and robbery. During its October term, the Obion County grand jury handed down a five-count indictment against Jarrod Reese Spicer, charging the 42-year-old with three counts of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and theft.  Obion County chief deputy Kent Treece says Spicer is accused of strangling to death 77-year-old John Thomas Hood of Troy, on March 3rd, 2008.  Treece said it had taken more than three years for the investigation to unfold, during which time the suspect moved to Missouri, and had to be extradited back to Tennessee.  If convicted on any of the murder charges, Spicer could face life imprisonment.  Spicer is being represented by a public defender, is due back in circuit court on Nov. 26th.  He faces charges in Pemiscot County for second-degree statutory rape, and is set to appear in court there before Judge Byron Luber on Oct. 28th.


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