Apparent update to Berry-Jackson feud highlights busy weekend for JPD

By Gary Scott on April 13, 2015 at 7:26am

Jacksonville Police are investigating several reported violent incidents that happened in the city over the weekend.

Officers responded to two incidents in the 600 block of North West and the area of Clay and Dunlap shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday in reference to reports of shots fired. According to a report, officers collected evidence confirming that shots were fired at both scenes.

Police Lieutenant Adam Mefford says the incidents are related, and it appears they’re connected to the ongoing Jackson-Berry feud that has been simmering since last October’s murder of city resident Marcus Jackson.

No injuries were reported in the alleged shootings.

Police are also looking into a report of a woman being struck in the head and face by multiple females in the 200 block of South Main. That incident is being investigated as a case of battery and mob action.

Mefford says the woman reported the incident Sunday night, but it reportedly happened at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday as one of several fights near downtown bars. He says 75 to 100 people were involved. The woman apparently sought treatment for injuries at Passavant Area Hospital, and has since been treated and released.

Reports indicate there were no injuries during an arrest that was made overnight Monday.

Thirty-nine-year-old April Turner of the 800 block of West College was arrested for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated battery at around 2:30 a.m. Police say Turner bit police officers and kicked one in the face during the course of her arrest.

Mefford says officers did not require medical attention from the alleged attack.

Turner remains in custody.