Teen charged with capital murder

Published 9:02 am Thursday, July 23, 2020

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A 17-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Jacoby Deshon Cogburn, and more arrests are likely, officers said.

Cogburn was shot to death on July 13 behind Tanglewood Apartments on the Elba Highway.

Since then, police have been working to identify suspects in the case, relying on witness reports that a white car had been seen leaving the area after the shooting. “This vehicle has been located,” said Police Chief Randall Barr.

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Jamarco Dynell Harris, 17, of Troy was arrested on Wednesday and charged with capital murder. He was being held without bond in the Pike County Jail.

“The investigation into the death of Jacoby Cogburn is ongoing and is still a very active investigation,” Barr said. “Additional arrests are anticipated in this case.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the TPD at 334-566-0500. CrimeStoppers is also offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Tips can be reported by calling the CrimeStoppers 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download and use the CrimeStoppers P3-tips app.

“Make sure you receive a tip ID and password in order to dialog with investigators in case there is a follow-up question,” Barr said.