Police arrest Moore man in suspected homicide case

MOORE -- A man wanted in connection with the suspected murder of his father was found and arrested in Texas on Wednesday.

The Roanoke Police Department arrested 21-year-old Jacob Barber, of Moore, who was initially identified by Moore police as a person of interest in the death of his father, Glenn. Officers booked Barber into Denton County Jail on a warrant for first-degree murder, according to a press release by Roanoake PD posted to its Facebook page.

Roanoke is a suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, about 23 miles north of Fort Worth.

Officials plan to extradite Barber to Oklahoma, the press release stated. A warrant was issued late Monday in Cleveland County for Barber's arrest on one count of first-degree murder, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department said.

According to police accounts, Glenn Barber, 48, was found dead in his home at 208 N. Morgan by a family member on Sunday. Investigators suspect he died sometime between midnight and noon that day.

That evening, Moore police asked for information from the public on the whereabouts of Glenn's son, Jacob, who lived in the house with his father. He was identified as a person of interest in the suspected homicide case, though a warrant had not yet been issued for his arrest.

Officials said at that time Barber might have been driving his father's 2007 white Nissan Pathfinder. Lewis said that vehicle was found by police in Denton on Tuesday.

According to Roanoke PD's release, officers were called out to the local PetSmart shortly after midnight Wednesday on a report of a suspicious person. There, they found a man, later identified as Barber, sleeping on his backpack that was propped up against the building.

Barber told police he was traveling south from Oklahoma. When checking his identity, police discovered the warrant for his arrest.

Lewis said Moore investigators traveled down to Texas Wednesday and interviewed Barber. The extradition process could take weeks, depending on whether Barber attempts to fight it, Lewis said.

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