Peria Jerry arrested

From the Pontotoc Progress, here are the details.

David Helms
Pontotoc Progress
Former Ole Miss All-American defensive tackle Peria Jerry was arrested by Highway Patrol officers early Thursday night.
Jerry, 30, a native of Batesville, was arrested on speeding and DUI charges and subsequently charged by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask.
Mask said that three to four ounces of marijuana were confiscated during Jerry’s arrest.
At an appearance in Pontotoc County Justice Court around 4 p.m. Friday, Jerry’s bond was set at $10,000, Mask said.
Jerry, a first-round draft choice by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, made bond and was released from jail a short time later.
Jerry retired from the Falcons in July 2014.
Sheriff Mask said the incident began around 6 p.m. Thursday when Jerry’s westbound vehicle was stopped for speeding on Highway 278 in Pontotoc County.
“Highway Patrol stopped him and then brought him in for us to handle the drug charge,” Mask said.
Jerry played for Ole Miss from 2005-2008, helping the Rebels break a string of four losing seasons when they earned a Cotton Bowl berth his senior year.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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