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BSO arrests Tamarac man for the murder of his wife after investigation reveals staged burglary


Tamarac, Florida – The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Homicide Unit has announced the arrest of a suspect in a Tamarac murder case. 76-year-old Rollan Powell, the man accused of ending the life of 53 year-old Janice Herbert, his wife, has been apprehended. This arrest follows a detailed investigation into the tragic events that unfolded last Friday, March 15.

The arrest was made by BSO’s specialized V.I.P.E.R. Unit (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) on Thursday, March 21. They executed a warrant for Powell’s arrest in connection with the murder that occurred at the couple’s home.

On the night of the murder, at around 11:43 p.m., authorities were alerted to a shooting at a residence located in the 4500 block of Northwest 45th Court in Tamarac. Responding to the call, BSO deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue discovered Herbert inside the home, suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The investigation took a turn when it was discovered that Powell seemingly attempted to cover up the murder as a burglary gone wrong. His statements to the detectives were found to be inconsistent, further implicating him in the crime.

Powell was transported to the Broward County Main Jail following his arrest. He faces a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.

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