BPD: Arrest warrants issued in murder outside BHS football stadium

Published 10:31 am Friday, November 4, 2022

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After an extensive investigation, arrest warrants have been issued in connection with the murder of Jerry Smith, which occurred on Friday, Oct. 14, outside of the Bogalusa High School football stadium during a game, according to Maj. Wendell O’Berry of the Bogalusa Police Department.

He said that three warrants have been signed by a district court judge for the arrest of Lakendall Travon Brown for second-degree murder, illegal use of dangerous weapons, and aggravated criminal damage to property. Arrest warrants were also issued for Jerome Shaquille Wilson and Jordan Smith Jr., both for obstruction of justice.

“The investigation is far from over,” O’Berry said. “We are still awaiting forensic evidence from the crime lab, and more charges are possible. We are working to have these three men in custody soon. And we hope that this will bring some measure of security and calm back to our community, rocked by this senseless tragedy.

“We believe there may be more witnesses out there who have information that could assist in the investigation. If you know anything relating to this case, please contact the Bogalusa Police Detective Division at 985-732-6238. Callers may remain anonymous.”

After arrests are made, the case will be forwarded to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office for prosecution, O’Berry said.