On Sunday January 22, 2017 around 6:35 pm. The Welsh Police Department received a call to an apartment in the 800 block of Willow Wood Circle. The caller advised us that her ex-boyfriend was coming to Welsh to start a disturbance. When we arrive on scene the suspect was not there. After leaving, our patrol vehicles stayed in the area of the residence and a short time later received another call saying that the suspect was at the complaint’s apartment with a gun. As officer’s arrived the complaint pointed at a white vehicle trying to leave the scene yelling that he has a gun. Officer’s then pulled their patrol vehicles in front of the suspect vehicle blocking it in. Officer’s then ordered the male suspect later identified as 30 year old Jerry Berry of Lake Charles La, out of the vehicle which he complied and he was detained. As officer’s conducted a pat down for officer safety they noticed that his chest felt hard like he was concealing something under his jacket. When officer’s looked they noticed that he was wearing a bullet proof vest protector. At that time Berry was placed under arrest. After a brief investigation was conducted with Berry and the complaint. A search of the vehicle was done and officer’s located several weapons. At that time Berry was transported to the Welsh Police Dept. then booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Terrorizing and Illegal Possession of Body Armor.
On Sunday around 0555 Hrs the Welsh Police Department received a call in reference to a crash at the intersection of S. Adams and South St. Once Officer’s and Welsh Fire Dept. arrived they noticed a vehicle starting to catch fire. Officer’s and Welsh Firemen noticed a driver in the vehicle, after many attempts to free the driver failed due to the damage of the vehicle the driver was later pronounced deceased by the Jefferson Davis Parish Corner’s Office.
Department that assisted.
Welsh Police Dept.
Welsh Fire Dept.
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Dept.
Jefferson Davis Corner’s Office
Louisiana State Police Troop-D