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Inmates, former Washington Parish deputies arrested on various charges

Posted: 3:00 PM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 16:00:43-04

Lousiana State Police discovered evidence that between July 26 and September 5, 2018, five
Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office correctional deputies and several inmates were involved in the beating of an inmate and separate rape of another inmate, according to Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight, spokesman for Troop L.

Based on the evidence obtained, troopers secured arrest warrants for the suspects involved. On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the following individuals were booked without incident into the Washington
Parish Jail on the related felony 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

“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.”

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident should contact Louisiana State Police Region I
Detectives at 985-542-4182.