Murder suspect turns himself in after shooting that claimed life of Sabine Parish man

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright has announced that Jacoby Javon ‘Cobi’ Forte, 20 of Mansfield, wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jalan Dunte McGee on March 26 in Powhatan turned himself in at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center at approximately 12:45pm.
Forte accompanied by his Shreveport attorney was administered miranda warnings, processed, and booked in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-Count of Second Degree Murder and 1-Count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.
No bond has been set pending a 72-hour judicial hearing.
Detectives traveled to Shreveport this morning for the autopsy, continue to interview potential witnesses and gather evidence as the investigation remains active and ongoing.
No further information will be released at this time.
Detectives ask that if you have any information to please contact them at the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at 318-357-7830.
Case Agents:
Detective Sgt. Craig LaCour
Detective Lt. Jonathon Byles
NPSO Criminal Investigations
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office thanks Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, Crime Stoppers of Natchitoches, the public and our media partners for your assistance during this ongoing investigation.
The investigative file when completed will be turned over to Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington’s Office for review.

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