Sabine Parish man taken into custody implicated in recent homicides

Blake Kendall (Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office)

SABINE PARISH, La. (Sabine Parish Sheriff's Dept.) - The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department arrested a subject on January 11, 2018, that has been implicated in two recent homicides in Sabine Parish.

Blake Joseph Kendall, 39, of Many was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for theft of a firearm on January 11, 2018, and is currently being held without bond. Investigators are in the process of obtaining two warrants on Kendall for first-degree murder in the recent shooting deaths of two Sabine Parish residents.

On August 19, 2017, Jerry W. Scott, 72, of Many, was found shot to death inside his home on Matthews Lodge Road.

On December 15, 2017, Adam L. Jeter, 34, of Zwolle, was shot to death in his vehicle while checking the mail in front of his home on Patterson Road.

Investigators determined that both men were killed with the same firearm, a Beretta 9mm pistol, which is now in the custody of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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