Two of 3 bodies in west Fort Worth house identified

06/03/2014 6:11 PM

06/04/2014 10:28 AM

Two men found dead Monday morning in a house in west Fort Worth were shot, authorities reported Tuesday.

Ronney Jackson, 57, was shot in the chest, and David Adams, 50, was shot in the head, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.

Neither man’s address was listed. Both deaths were homicides, the medical examiner ruled.

The name of the third person found dead in the house in the 200 block of Sunset Lane was not released Tuesday because authorities had not reached next of kin, said Linda Anderson, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office.

Police on Tuesday said they had no new information in the case.

The bodies were found Monday morning by officers responding to a 911 call.

A neighbor, Kelley Ireland, said the residence was “a known drug house with all kinds of drama” going on for years. There was loud music, and people came and went at all hours, she said.

The man and woman who live there often fought loudly, she said.

On Tuesday, Ireland and two other neighbors said they thought they saw Ronney Jackson walking toward the neighborhood convenience store either Friday or Saturday. Later in the weekend, neighbors said, they could smell a foul odor coming from the house.

“My husband just thought maybe it was one of their cats that had died in the garage and they could not reach it,” Ireland said.

Animal control workers removed 10 cats from the property, a police spokesman had said.

People on the block are nervous, Ireland said.

“We want to know what happened in our neighborhood,” Ireland said. “Should we let our children outside to play? Should we be worried about anything?”

Several other neighbors also said they believed that the people who lived in the house dealt drugs but no one said they saw an actual drug transaction.

Jackson’s criminal record goes back to 1980 and includes two felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and one count of forgery by check.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Jackson was in prison from February 1999 to October 2000, when he was paroled under mandatory supervision. He returned to prison in October 2002 and was paroled again under mandatory supervision in June 2003.

There is no record of Adams in the prison system, the spokesman said. Tarrant County court records show that he was sentenced to 45 days in jail in 2004 for a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

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