• Denton Police Department

Murder Arrest

DENTON, TX, Sept. 14, 2020 – On Aug. 26, 2020, at approximately 11:34 p.m., officers received a 911 call from a male who reported his girlfriend had shot herself in the 2400 block of Robinwood Ln. Officers arrived on scene and found the female deceased inside of the residence. The male caller, who was identified as Jay Allen Rotter (a 36-year-old male), was also on scene. It was determined that Rotter and the deceased female were the only two people living in the residence at the time of the incident.

Detectives responded to the scene and began their preliminary investigation. As the investigation continued into September, detectives executed search warrants and analyzed physical evidence. Detectives presented a probable cause affidavit to a judge, who determined probable cause existed and signed an affidavit for Rotter’s arrest.

On Sept. 14, detectives arrested Rotter on a warrant for Murder and Tampering with Evidence. It has been confirmed that Rotter is a deputy with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact: Allison Beckwith, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com

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