A fugitive from Eastland County, Texas was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday (July 19, 2021) on warrants for bail jumping and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. At the same time, he was also arrested on Washington Parish warrants for sex offenses against a juvenile.
The investigation into Parrish Denzell Thompson, age 28 and a resident of East 4th Street in Bogalusa, began in February when the juvenile’s guardian contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the juvenile’s runaway status and the involvement of Thompson. An investigation began immediately which led Washington Parish detectives to addresses in Bogalusa and Picayune, MS.
The juvenile eventually returned home and Thompson was located on July 19, 2021 at his residence in Bogalusa. He was taken into custody and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, second degree kidnapping, possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court and resisting an officer. In addition, he was booked on the Texas fugitive warrant.
In addition to an obvious arrest in Texas, Thompson has been in the Washington Parish Jail on at least three previous occasions. In 2013, he was charged with two counts of being an accessory to murder and two counts of obstruction of justice. The following year he was charged with possession of stolen property, theft by fraud and forgery. In 2017 he was charged with auto theft, driving under suspension and two counts of contempt of court.
“His criminal record speaks for itself,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “There is only one suitable place for a twenty-eight year old male who is sexually involved with a minor, and that place is jail.”