Welsh police issue search warrants

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

The Welsh Police Department executed three search warrants in Welsh and one in Jennings on Friday in search of information

related to the three unsolved murders and one unsolved shooting in the town over the last two years, authorities said.

Police Chief Tommy Chaisson would not disclose which of the four cases was being investigated, but said the searches would

be a “positive step to solving some of the cases.”

Chaisson said evidence gathered in the searches would be sent to the state police crime lab. State police and the Jeff Davis

Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the searches, he said.

In January, 20-year-old Denzell Lamar Lampkin was shot while riding in a vehicle on North Street.

In July 2011, Lorenzo Horne, also known

as Lorenzo Smith, was shot and killed while he and his girlfriend

baby-sat three children

on Willard Street. His girlfriend said she awoke to find Horne

slumped on the floor and moaning.

In February 2011, Robert Craig King, 45, of Webster, Texas, was shot and killed while sitting outside his mother’s home on

Welsh Street.