This morning (March 31, 2020), Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley
Taylor, a white male trustee and resident of Bogalusa, escaped by climbing a jail perimeter fence. Jail video shows Taylor entering a waiting vehicle and leaving the area. Taylor is believed to be either in the Bogalusa or Amite area. According to the WPSO, Taylor is not considered to be a threat to the public. He had been booked by the Bogalusa Police Department into the Washington Parish Jail December 22, 2019 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fugitive Other Jurisdiction (a “minor” warrant from Alabama), Contempt of Court, and Failure to Appear. Bond had been set at $500.00.
"We will find him," stated Sheriff Randy Seal, "it's just a matter of time. Meanwhile, if anyone knows his whereabouts or the identity of the person who picked him up, they are asked to call the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 839-3434. Let's get Judd Taylor out of our community and back into the jail where he belongs. Callers may remain anonymous."