The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement on Thursday, December 26 in regards to the murder investigation of Melinda Rogers of Mansfield:
The Arkansas State Police has formally filed Murder Charges on Jordana Rogers, who is currently in custody at the Nacogdoches County Jail. Rogers was arrested by NCSO deputies on Monday, December 23, 2019 on FM 225 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Deputies were dispatched to the area of FM 225 Monday afternoon after a report of a male subject was observed walking near the roadway with blood coming from his head. When deputies arrived they found that the male subject had been assaulted. After an investigation, the suspect of the assault was found parked on the side of the roadway in the 4600 block of FM 225.
Deputies became suspicious of Rogers due to how she was acting and other evidence found at the scene. Deputies contacted the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas and requested a welfare check of the suspect’s mother who resides in Mansfield, Arkansas.
Deputies were later notified by authorities in Arkansas that a female that has been identified as Melinda Rogers was found dead at her residence. Evidence found at the scene leads authorities to believe that Melinda Rogers was murdered.
Jordana Rogers was initially arrested on charges in Nacogdoches County for aggravated assault and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. Since that time, investigators have been working with the Arkansas State Police.
Investigators with NCSO conducted an interview with Jordana Rogers on Monday night, in which she confessed to the killing of her mother along with some other details.
Arkansas State Police have obtained a warrant for murder on Jordana Rogers which was issued today. That warrant was served on Rogers at the Nacogdoches County Jail. At some point, Rogers will be transported back to Sebastian County Arkansas on the Murder Charge.