Joseph Daigle, age 33 and whose last known address was West 10th Street in Bogalusa, faces new criminal charges after reportedly flooding his cell and interfering with a jail surveillance camera. Daigle has been in the Washington Parish Jail since June 7, 2021 on charges of unauthorized entry into a place of business, possession of contraband in a correctional facility and contempt of court. Today (September 8, 2021), he incurred additional charges after reportedly being observed by jail deputies on camera using his hand to stop up his cell toilet and flooding his cell, then tampering with the cell’s surveillance camera on Sunday (September 5, 2021).
Daigle has five previous arrests in Washington Parish since 2007 that include two counts of terrorizing, simple escape, two counts of resisting an officer, introduction of contraband, criminal damage, entry to premises after being forbidden, failure to appear in court, possession of illegal drugs, three counts of burglary and four counts of theft.
“Vandalism in the jail and damage to jail equipment results in an unnecessary expense to taxpayers,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “When we assumed control of the jail in July 2012, there were three analog cameras with limited recording capability. Since that time we have expanded the number of cameras to 100 plus, all with digital recording features. These surveillance tools enable the jail staff to better monitor the activities of inmates in their housing units. Any inmate may be assured of additional criminal charges if he or she knowingly tampers with jail equipment."