South Louisiana prison inmates & deputies arrested on various charges after LSP & FBI investigation

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(9/27/18) A criminal complaint transpired from the Washington Parish Jail led to the arrest of 16 inmates and five former deputies Thursday. 

According to Louisiana State Police, evidence recovered between July 26th and September 5th, 2018 proved that five correctional deputies and several inmates were involved in the beating of one inmate and the rape of another.

“In early September I learned of an incident in the jail that I believed merited immediate investigation,” stated Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal.

“To ensure a thorough and balanced independent investigation, I contacted both Louisiana State Police and the FBI. With our full cooperation, each agency investigated the incident, resulting in numerous state arrest warrants. I am grateful for the thorough investigative work performed by our fellow law enforcement agencies.”

As a result, all suspects involved were arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • 22-year-old former deputy Frank Smith of Ponchatoula​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(Malfeasance in office, Aggravated second degree Battery, Second degree battery)
  • 21-year-old former deputy Elliot Smith of Mandeville (Malfeasance in office, Aggravated second degree battery)
  • 19-year-old former deputy Austin Rogers of Franklinton​​​​​​​ (Malfeasance in office, Principal to aggravated second degree battery)
  • 48-year-old former deputy Pam Willis of Tylertown, MS (Malfeasance in office)
  • 29-year-old former deputy John Donaldson of Franklinton​​​​​​​ (Malfeasance in office)
  • 19-year-old Samuel White of Bogalusa (inmate) First degree rape, Simple battery
  • 38-year-old Toby Walker of Bogalusa (inmate) First degree rape, Simple battery

Nine additional inmates were arrested and have been booked into the Washington Parish Jail for Simple battery:

  • 24-year-old Yamarai Brumfield of Bogalusa
  • 41-year-old Charles Ross of Bogalusa
  • 19-year-old Latrevious Lucas of Bogalusa
  • 25-year-old Javontay Owens of Bogalusa
  • 27-year-old Andre Lucas of Bogalusa
  • 25-year-old Russell Daniels of Franklinton
  • 23-year-old Dakeithan Matthews of Bogalusa
  • 27-year-old Tremale Jenkins of Franklinton
  • 19-year-old Tyreef Williams of Bogalusa

Troopers have secured arrest warrants for Simple battery on the remaining five inmates:

  • 18-year-old Eddie Jackson of Bogalusa
  •  26-year-old Quenterrious McGowan of Angie
  • 19-year-old Kevin Crutchfield of Bogalusa
  • 32-year-old Deonta Lee of Franklinton
  • 17-year-old Jackie Spikes of Angie

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