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Sheriff: Lebanon man arrested in connection with double homicide

A Lebanon man has been arrested as a suspect in a double homicide that occurred Saturday morning, Feb. 9, in Lebanon.

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said his deputies assisted Lebanon Police Department in the investigation after the Linn County Dispatch Center took a 911 call at 10:53 a.m. 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.

This house in the 200 block of Shannon Place is allegedly the location where two victims were found murdered Feb. 9.

Tammy Lee Hopper, 42, and Erik Cody Jacobs, 48, both of Independence, were found to be deceased from apparent homicidal violence at the home, Yon said in a statement. He said Hopper resided 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 by the U.S. Border Patrol Sunday, Feb. 10, in Southern California near the Mexico border.

Richmond was booked into San Diego Central Jail Sunday afternoon at 4:06 p.m., according to jail records.

Yon said Richmond faces on two counts of aggravated murder.

He said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Lovik II at (541) 967-3911.