2 arrested for residential burglary

Published 9:12 am Monday, March 20, 2017

Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two suspects in connection with a Wednesday, March 15 residential burglary in Franklinton.

Chief Deputy Mike Haley said that WPSO deputies responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious vehicle backed up to a residence on Jack Jones Road near Franklinton. When deputies arrived, they discovered that the residence had been burglarized and numerous items had been stolen.

Randee Jerrell

Armed with a description of the vehicle, which had been provided by the reporting citizen, deputies began to canvass the area, located a vehicle matching the description, and observed a woman carrying items from the vehicle into another residence, Haley said. The woman was questioned and admitted that the items had been given to her by Randee Jerrell, Haley said.

Knowing that Jerrell was on parole, deputies summoned Probation and Parole agents to assist in the search for him. Jerrell was located hiding in his residence on Jack Jones Road, Haley said.

Jerrell, 30, was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he is being held with no bond set. He is charged with burglary and parole violation.

The woman, Andrea Sumrall, 32, a resident of Avenue D in Bogalusa, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. She spent one night in jail before being released on bond. Haley said that this was Sumrall’s first stay in the Washington Parish Jail.

Andrea Sumrall

Jerrell is well known to jail personnel, having been in the Washington Parish Jail seven previous times dating back to 2006, Haley said. Past charges included domestic violence, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, drug possession and drug distribution.

“Once again, an alert citizen provided information about a crime which had been committed in Washington Parish,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I can’t over-emphasize the importance of our residents alerting us to unusual activity so that we can follow up. It is so important to watch your neighbor’s house and your community. Let’s continue to partner together to identify and arrest criminals.”