Updated: September 1, 2017


LIMESTONE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS MADE AN ARREST IN THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE CASE THAT OCCURRED THURSDAY MORNING. ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS, JACOB GIDEON COPELAND, 19, OF MADISON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.  COPELAND IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING, DAMIAN BLACK RICKETTS, 21, OF HAZEL GREEN, AND DEVIN EDWARD RICHARD, 22, OF HUNTSVILLE. BOTH MEN WERE FOUND THURSDAY MORNING IN A CAR PARKED IN FRONT A RESIDENCE ON ANALICIA DRIVE IN MADISON.  INVESTIGATORS ADVISED COPELAND WAS THE LAST TO HAVE CONTACT WITH THE TWO MEN AND WHEN THEY WENT TO QUESTION HIM HE TRIED TO RUN BUT WAS APPREHENDED SHORTLY AFTER.  COPELAND IS BEING HELD IN THE LIMESTONE COUNTY JAIL.