Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies assisted Lebanon Police Department in the investigation of a double-homicide yesterday morning. On February 9th at 10:53 a.m., the Linn County Dispatch Center took a 911 call reporting two people were deceased at a residence on Shannon Place in Lebanon.
The Linn County Major Crimes Team consisting of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Sweet Home Police Department and Albany Police Department were called to the scene. Tammy Lee Hopper, 42, and Eric Cody Jacobs, 48 from Independence, were found to be deceased from apparent homicidal violence. Hopper resides at the home.
Investigators worked through the night processing the crime scene. Brenton Wade Richmond, 48 of Lebanon, was identified as the suspect and arrested today in Southern California near the Mexico border. Richmond faces charges for two counts of Aggravated Murder.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should call Detective John Lovik II at (541) 967-3911.