UPDATED: Suspect arrested on murder charges

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 01:46 PM.

A Port St. Joe man has been formally charged with murder in the death of his mother in their Cape San Blas residence.

Jarrod Powell Slick, 23, already in custody on arson charges stemming from incidents in 2012, was charged with an open count murder Friday in the slaying of his mother, Renee Gail Coffey, 58.

Slick was first appeared in the murder charge Friday morning and is being held without bond in the Gulf County Jail.

Investigators responding to a 9-1-1 call from Slick the afternoon of May 18 found Coffey unconscious and unresponsive in her home at 7525 Cape San Blas Road.

Slick told dispatchers in the emergency call that his mother had been “assaulted”, according to Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison.

Coffey died of her injuries at the scene.

Slick was subsequently interviewed by deputies and later by investigators, Harrison said.

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