Sheriff Leon Lott announces the arrest of 22-year-old Jerod D. Goodwin, who is charged with two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and procession of a pistol during a violent crime.
Goodwin was released on bond after being charged with the killing of a man on Dominion Drive in August 2021. Goodwin’s charges from August 2021 included murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and grand larceny.
That incident occurred on Aug. 15, 2021. Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Dominion Drive just before 7:00 a.m. that morning. They arrived to find a man, later identified as 28-year-old Genesis Williams, who’d been shot in the lower body lying in the road. He was rushed to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
The investigation revealed that Goodwin and Williams had been at a club together prior to the shooting. After leaving the club, the two began arguing in the car. They stopped and got out of the vehicle on Dominion Drive, where Goodwin pulled out a gun and shot Williams. Goodwin left the scene in the victim’s car, leaving him lying in the street.
Goodwin’s most recent offense occurred on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 on the 900 block of Frasier St. around 2:00 p.m. Deputies responded to a call in which a victim stated Goodwin unlawfully entered their home and had pointed a weapon at them and another individual following a verbal argument.
“Just another example of catch and release.” Sheriff Leon Lott said. “Out on bond for murder and commits another crime with a gun. Individuals like Goodwin have to stay in jail until trial because they are a threat to our community.” said Sheriff Lott. “We are all tired of repeat offenders.”
Goodwin was arrested without incident at a residence off Ripplemeyer Ave. this morning, Nov. 3, 2023. He has been booked into Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.