On March 15, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious vehicle backed up to a residence on Jack Jones Road near Franklinton. When deputies arrived, they discovered that the residence had been burglarized and numerous items had been stolen.
Armed with a description of the vehicle which had been provided by the reporting citizen, deputies began to canvass the area, located a vehicle matching the description, and observed a female carrying items from the vehicle into another residence. The female was questioned and admitted that the items had been given to her by Randee Jerrell. Knowing that Jerrell was on parole, deputies summoned Probation and Parole agents to assist in the search for him. Jerrell was located hiding in his residence on Jack Jones Road.
Jerrell, 30, was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he is being held with no bond set. He is charged with burglary and parole violation.
The female, Andrea Sumrall, 32, a resident of Avenue D in Bogalusa, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. She spent one night in jail before being released on bond. This was Sumrall’s first stay in the Washington Parish Jail.
Jerrell is well known to jail personnel, having been in the Washington Parish Jail seven previous times dating back to 2006. Past charges included domestic violence, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, drug possession and drug distribution.
“Once again, an alert citizen provided information about a crime which had been committed in Washington Parish,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “I can’t over-emphasize the importance of our residents alerting us to unusual activity so that we can follow up. It is so important to watch your neighbor’s house and your community. Let’s continue to partner together to identify and arrest criminals.”