Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Update to death investigation
Here’s the latest information concerning the ongoing in-custody death investigation of Norman Berryman. Mr. Berryman died while being taken into custody following a disturbance in the 300 block of Palmer Street on December 16.
A search warrant was executed at 323 Palmer Street during the early morning on December 31. The search warrant resulted in the arrest of Jesse Lee Colbert, 41, of the home. Colbert has been charged with felony distribution of cocaine and is incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. While the official cause of his death is still undetermined, it is believed that Mr. Berryman ingested cocaine and PCP in the hours prior to his death. The investigation continues.