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1 of 3 suspects in Jacksonville murder arrested in Volusia County

2 others arrested in connection with January shooting death

Jordan Hodge, pictured in a February 2021 booking photo, was taken into custody in Volusia County on a Jacksonville murder warrant.
Jordan Hodge, pictured in a February 2021 booking photo, was taken into custody in Volusia County on a Jacksonville murder warrant. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville murder suspect has been arrested in Volusia County. Jordan T. Hodge was wanted for second-degree murder in connection with a January shooting in Northwest Jacksonville.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents found him in Daytona Beach.

Hodge tried to run from deputies but was quickly caught, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Hodge was one of three arrested in connection with the death of Joshua Javon Rogers, 20, who was found shot inside an apartment off Old Kings Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said Esmone Duncan, 22, and Timothy Smith, 23, have also been charged with murder.

Booking photos of Esmone Duncan and Timothy Smith (Courtesy of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)