Sheriff: ‘Career inmate’ arrested on fugitive warrant

Published 1:46 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

On Friday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office corrections deputies arrested Quantrell Kjuan Porter, 44, a resident of Bund Street in Bogalusa when he is not jailed, on a fugitive warrant from St. Martin Parish.

WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley said that Porter is familiar with the inside of the Washington Parish Jail, having several arrests in Washington Parish since 2008. His first arrest, in April of 2008, was on charges of distribution of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, two counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice and resisting an officer.

In June of 2009, he was arrested again on five counts of failure to appear in court. He faced arrest in September of 2010 for three counts of failure to appear in court and three counts of failure to pay court assessed fines. He was arrested again in October of 2012 for failure to appear in court. He faced five more counts of failure to appear in court and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction in March of 2015. In September of 2015 he was arrested again on another fugitive warrant.

Porter was jailed on numerous charges in June of 2018. Those charges included home invasion, aggravated battery domestic violence, aggravated criminal damage to property, five counts of failure to honor a written promise and five outstanding warrants.

On Friday, jail deputies arrested him on the fugitive warrant in addition to two counts of contempt of court and failure to pay a court-assessed fine, Haley said.

“Mr. Porter has been an active participant in criminal activity,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “In addition to his numerous Washington Parish arrests, it seems he has also been arrested in St. Martin Parish. He seems to have mastered the art of ignoring court orders and failing to appear in court. When our court system is finally finished with him, we will be glad to hold him for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.”