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Stalking arrest


Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Welsh man for telephone harassment, violation of a protective order, and Stalking Friday evening, January 18th. 

Deputies responded to a walk in complaint at the Sheriff’s office in Jennings.  The victim advised she was being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputies were provided with text messages and google map directions from the suspect along with threatening texts and a video of the suspect burning some clothing. 

Deputies were able to locate the suspect a short time later at his residence and placed him under arrest.  Derrick James Lawrence, 31, of 210 Love street, Welsh, LA was arrested and booked into the parish jail with no bond.


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