Suspect arrested at Lake Blackshear Resort after starting fire

Press release courtesy of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

CORDELE, Ga. — Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Wesley Berry, a 31-year-old male, a resident of Macon, GA at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, 2019. Berry faces charges of Arson-1st

Degree, Criminal Damage to Property, and Possession of Methamphetamines. 

Crisp County E-911/Communications dispatched Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Deputies to Lake Blackshear Resort in reference to a subject destroying property and threatening to harm himself in one of the Villas. While Deputies were in-route, Crisp County E-911/Communications dispatched Crisp County Fire Rescue and Crisp County EMS due to the fire alarm being activated. 

Upon arriving on the scene, Deputies attempted to make entry into the villa. Berry barricaded himself inside the dwelling and refused to comply with verbal commands. Deputies breached the door and placed Berry into custody without further incident. Crisp County Fire Rescue extinguished the fire. Crisp County EMS evaluated Berry for smoke inhalation. Berry was transported by a Deputy to Crisp Regional Hospital and then to the Crisp County Detention Center. 

“I would like to thank Crisp County Fire Rescue, Crisp County EMS, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources for seamlessly working together to ensure the safety of person and property,” stated Sheriff Billy Hancock.