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Lafayette Man Charged with Second Degree Murder

Jacob Hall

By Jessie Williams 

A Lafayette man was charged with second degree murder last week for his involvement in the December 2022 overdose death of Austin Carver.

According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Jacob McClard of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, officers executed two search warrants at the Jack Porter Rd. residence of 29-year-old Jacob Barron Hall on March 22, 2023.

During the search officers discovered approximately 1.6 grams of a pink and blue substance, divided up into four bags, that field tested positive for Fentanyl.

Drug paraphernalia such as smoking pipes and snorting straws containing residue were also found. 

A female subject identified as Carley Roark was also inside the home. While searching her belongings, officers found approximately 1.94 grams of a crystal substance in her purse and a glass smoking pipe containing a white residue on a table next to her.

Hall was interviewed by law enforcement, who had been informed that he sold narcotics to Carver back in December of 2022, that ultimately led to his cause of death.

During the interview, Hall admitted to selling Carver Heroin or Fentanyl.

Carver’s autopsy showed that his death was the result of the toxic effects of Fentanyl.

Hall was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of narcotics and second degree murder. His bond was set at $114,000 and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on April 5, 2023. 

Ms. Roark was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Her bond was set at $9,500.