Sheriff: 2 more inmates arrested for assault
Published 11:06 am Friday, October 7, 2022
Following the Monday arrest of three inmates for battery on a fourth inmate in the Washington Parish Jail, two additional inmates were arrested on Tuesday for assaulting yet another inmate, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Arrested for aggravated assault were inmates Emerson Dale Johnson, 31, a resident of Bogalusa, and Aaron Sowell, 30, also a resident of Bogalusa.
Haley said that Johnson has been in the Washington Parish Jail since Oct. 13, 2021, after his arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department on charges of two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated flight from an officer, two counts of resisting an officer, obscenity and several traffic offenses. His bond is set at $250,000.
Haley said that Johnson has been in and out of the Washington Parish Jail since 2009 on several arrests by the Bogalusa Police Department. Previous charges include two counts of attempted second-degree murder, six counts of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, two counts of distribution of illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present, three counts of possession of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, resisting an officer and other offenses.
Sowell has been in the Washington Parish Jail since July 20, 2022, after his arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department on charges of first-degree rape, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and two counts of sexual battery. Haleys said that Sowell has been in and out of the Washington Parish Jail since 2013 on charges including indecent behavior with a juvenile, aggravated battery and failure to appear in court.
“It is so sad to see young men engaging in violent behavior, both on the streets and after they are incarcerated,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I remind these young men and others that it is never too late to turn your life around and become a contributing member of society.”