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 April 13th, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces arrest in 1986 homicide, asks for public's help with continuing investigation
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara today announced the arrest of Kerry Arthur Jacob, 48 (DOB 6/28/63) in the October 1986 homicide in which David "Scotty" Smith was killed.

"Mr. Jacob said that years of dealing with this incident caused him to come to the Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon and confess to the crime," Sheriff Mascara said. Jacob is being held without bond at the St. Lucie County jail.

"Because our investigation is ongoing, we will not be able to supply additional information at this time beyond the release of the arrest affidavit," Sheriff Mascara said.

"Sheriff's Office investigators believe that Mr. Kerry may have been with another individual when the crime occurred," said Sheriff Mascara. "Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County, or Sheriff's Office detective offices at 772-462-3230 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers can be eligible for a cash reward if the crime tip leads to an arrest. People can also leave their crime tip at the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers website, tcwatch.org."

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