Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on December 22, 2012 at approximately 3:40 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to 1714 New Horizon Drive in reference to female having been stabbed. Once deputies arrived they observed a 30 year old female inside of the residence having sustained multiple stab wounds. The female had no signs consistent with life and the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene. Jarvis C. Berard (DOB 09/20/1973 Of New Iberia) was determined to be a suspect in the apparent homicide. Berard was the husband of the victim and was not on scene when deputies had initially arrived. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police and Deputies with St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office located Berard driving a vehicle on the 1000 Block of Dora Washington Road shortly after the incident occurred. Berard was then taken into custody for questioning. Through further investigation, detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Berard and charged him with second degree homicide. Berard is being booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.