On 10/01/2022, Opelika Police Detectives began investigating the murder of 24-year-old Ker’detrius Mercer. During the investigation, 22-year-old Reginald Lamar Hooks was developed as a suspect. On 10/03/2022 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Opelika Police served a search warrant at Hickory Haven Trailer Park, located in the 800 Block of Crawford Road, where Hooks was arrested for murder. This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department. If you have information, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.