From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office
Two arrests made in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Pere Jackson, investigation remains on-going.
HAMMOND, LA — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports (2) Tangipahoa Parish residents were arrested in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Pere Jackson of Hammond, LA.
November 21, 2019, 18- year-old Gerrell Perry of Independence was charged with accessory to first degree murder and obstruction of justice and 24- year-old Julius Gales of Hammond was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen property and a parole violation. While in custody early Saturday morning, additional charges were placed on Gales for accessory to first degree murder and obstruction of justice.
While details surrounding Mr. Jackson's death will not be released at this time as the case remains under investigation, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office does expect to make additional arrests.
Sheriff Edwards is continuing to ask the public for help in gathering information that will lead to all of those responsible for taking the life of Hammond resident, Pere Jackson.
Please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.
The body of 27-year-old Pere Jackson, who had been missing since Nov. 15th, was located and recovered by investigators Nov. 18 around 4:00 p.m. His body was located near the edge of a wooded area on Dead End St.in Natalbany.