Monday, April 13, 2009

Arrest Kenneth Bertha Inglis Florida

Date: April 13, 2009
Time: 1:30 PM

Dunnellon, Florida- On April 13, 2009 Deputy Bob Cannon arrested Kenneth Bertha for aggravated assault and battery. Investigator Roger Bell also filed charges on Bertha for possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 7:55 PM Deputies responded to 9751 SE CR-337 in reference to a man with a gun. Upon arrival the victim stated that the disturbance was over money that he owed Bertha. Berta knocked on the front door and asked the victim to come outside and walk to the barn. The victim noticed that Bertha had zip ties in his hand and became extremely nervous. Bertha started cursing and pulled a pistol and pointed it at the victim’s stomach. The victim immediately grabbed Bertha’s gun hand and a struggle ensued on the ground. During the struggle Bertha threatened to kill the victim and his wife and burn the house down. The victim’s wife and small infant child were home during this incident and hid inside the bathroom.

The victim was able to hold Bertha down and he stated that he would put the gun up if the victim would let him go. The victim stated that he was scared to let him go but allowed Bertha to put the pistol in his pocket while he continued holding Bertha down. Bertha then asked for a beer and stated that he would leave if he got a beer. The victim had his wife give Bertha a beer and as he was walking away he stated that he would be back to finish what he started. Bertha was seen driving a black corvette and was later located by Inglis Police Department at 288 Sapp Street in Inglis.

On April 13, 2009 Investigator Roger Bell executed a search warrant at 288 Sapp Street. Investigator Bell was unable to locate the pistol but he located a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia inside the residence.

Kenneth M. Bertha
288 Sapp Street
Inglis, Fl.
White Male