Sheriff’s Office arrests 2 on multiple charges

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, January 22, 2019

An investigation by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives and patrol officers resulted in the Jan. 17 arrests of two Bogalusa residents on multiple charges of forgery, identity theft, bank fraud and theft, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

David Hill

Haley said that David Hill, 32, a resident of Sabine Street, and Lisa Ann Davis-Jefferson 43, a resident of Madison Street, were arrested for 23 counts of forgery, 23 counts of identity theft, 23 counts of bank fraud, and theft. In addition, Hill, who is being held on a $15,500 bond, is charged with contempt of court. Davis-Jefferson also remains in jail with her bond set at $15,000.

The investigation began after a parish man reported that his business banking check book had been stolen from his work vehicle, Haley said. Once the suspects had been identified, Detective Kody Glenn, along with Patrol Sergeant Charlie Easterling and Deputy John Tullos, were able to locate and arrest Hill and Davis-Jefferson.

Haley said that the investigation is continuing, and it is anticipated that other arrests will be made.

Lisa Davis-Jefferson

“There is no doubt that the quick arrests of Hill and Davis-Jefferson prevented additional crimes against other Washington Parish residents,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I congratulate our officers for their excellent work in this matter.”