Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has announced the April 30 arrest of Kerry Shannon Birt, 30, of Leesville.

Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has announced the April 30 arrest of Kerry Shannon Birt, 30, of Leesville.

According to a release issued by Craft, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a forgery in March.

Detectives have been actively attempting to locate Birt and were finally able to find her at a local motel, Craft said.

Birt was arrested and booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on two counts of forgery and one count of identity theft, according to Craft.  Her bond was set at $20,000. 

Bond was also surrendered on a previous unrelated charge, he added, which made the total bond $30,000. 

Birt posted bond and was released, Craft said.