Following the October 3, 2022 arrest of three inmates for battery on another inmate in the Washington Parish Jail (click here for that story), two additional inmates were arrested on October 4, 2022 for assaulting yet another inmate. Arrested again for aggravated assault are inmates Emerson Dale Johnson and Aaron Sowell.
Johnson, age 31 and a resident of Bogalusa, has been in the Washington Parish Jail since October 13, 2022, 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. He 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 2nd 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, age 30 and a resident of Bogalusa, has been in the Washington Parish Jail since July 20, 2022, after his arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department on charges of 1st degree rape, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and two counts of sexual battery. He 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,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “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.”