Area man turns self in Monday night; arrested for murder

Published 7:03 am Tuesday, April 5, 2022

BEAUMONT — Beaumont Police Department officers responded to the 2600 block of Pine, near Plum Street, in reference to a possible auto-pedestrian victim at 11:17 a.m. Monday.

Responding officers located Christopher D. Smith, a 45-year-old Beaumont man, deceased on the side of the road.

The investigation revealed Smith was a homicide victim.

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Detectives questioned possible witnesses and followed leads, learning a man known as “Jrock,” was a possible suspect.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, a man showed up at the back of the police station and wanted to turn himself in for murder.

He was identified as Jermaine Jamarcus Reeder, a 25-year-old Beaumont man.

He spoke with investigators and was arrested for the murder of Smith.

Reeder was booked into Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

He has a $500,000 bond.