One arrested in J'ville murder

by One arrested in J'ville murder

On May 3, 2021 at 12:16 P.M., Jacksonville police and fire departments were dispatched to a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of Myrtle Drive in Jacksonville.

According to a release from the Jacksonville Police Department, officers discovered a male that had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The male was transported to UT Health in Jacksonville and later flown to UT Health – Tyler, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses describe a verbal confrontation between two males prior to the shooting.

Officers arrested Christopher M. Blackwell, 35, years of age from Jacksonville for the murder. Blackwell was arrested at the scene and transported to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim has been identified as Mathew W. Nock, 33 years of age from Jacksonville.

JPD Investigators, as well as the Texas Rangers continue the investigation.