Woman Arrested for Assault and Murder of Mother

Jordana Rogers, 31, of Mansfield, Arkansas.


Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office was notified last Monday afternoon of a man walking down the street with blood on his face.  When officers made contact with the man, it was determined that he had been the victim of assault.


After an investigation, deputies were led to a vehicle parked a short distance away wherein Jordana Rogers, 31, was found.


Deputies reported that they became suspicious of her based on the way she was acting and "other evidence found at the scene."  As a result, they contacted the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas and requested a wellness check at the residence of her mother, 57 year old Melinda Rogers.


Authorities in Arkansas reported back that they had found the body of Melinda and that evidence at the scene led them to believe that she had been murdered.


Rogers was initially arrested on December 23rd for assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.


In a press release issued by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, Rogers is said to have confessed to killing her mother in an interview Monday night "along with some other details."


On the 26th, Sebastian County issued a warrant for Roger's arrest at the Nacogdoches County Jail on a charge of murder.  According to court records however, the charges are currently sealed by court order.


Rogers had just been released from the Sebastian County Jail on the 16th of December for charges related to contempt, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice.  She is due back in court January 15th for those charges.


She has a previous charge from 2018 for domestic battery, and several charges from 2019 for public intoxication being a threat to self or others.


Rogers is still being held in Texas on the assault charge and will be released to Arkansas at some point in the future to answer for the murder charge.



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