BOGALUSA MAN JAILED FOR SIXTH TIME
Tyrell Davon McGowan, 30, a resident of 1520 Adams Street in Bogalusa, is in the Washington Parish Jail for the sixth time. On November 22, 2017, he was arrested by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Tyler Lindsey on numerous charges.
On that date, Deputy Lindsey was patrolling in the Angie area when he observed a vehicle which had no license plate or inspection sticker. Deputy Lindsey pursued the vehicle which was headed east on Highway 438 and made a traffic stop.
As Deputy Lindsey approached the suspect vehicle on foot, he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Two persons were in the vehicle. The driver was McGowan and his passenger was Trevor D. Smith, 25, a resident of 63562 Foster Town Road in Angie. Both men were very nervous as they exited their vehicle. For safety reasons, Deputy Lindsey searched each man for weapons as he detained them.
McGowan gave permission for Deputy Lindsey to search the vehicle. The search revealed several packages of narcotics and a fully loaded semi-automatic pistol which turned out to be stolen. Although McGowan took responsibility for sole possession of all narcotics, both men were arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
McGowan was booked into the jail charged with four counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs, three counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II drugs, one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV drugs, three counts of distribution of Schedule I drugs, possession of legend drugs without a prescription, possession of controlled dangerous substances with a weapon present, possession of a stolen firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, no license plate and no inspection sticker. He remains in jail with his bond set at $700,000.
McGowan has been jailed in Washington Parish on five previous occasions dating from 2011. He was arrested those five times for a variety of offenses, including carnal knowledge of a juvenile, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and attempted second degree murder.
Trevor D. Smith was booked into the Washington Parish Jail charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in jail with his bond set at $50,000. Smith’s one previous stay in the Washington Parish Jail was for a 2015 arrest when he was charged with distribution of Schedule II drugs.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Deputy Lindsey’s alertness led to two felons being relocated from our community to our jail. Great job, Deputy Lindsey! It is obvious that these two fellows were not on a good will mission. With that many drugs and a loaded pistol, they were looking for anything but a church service. One can only imagine what Deputy Lindsey may have prevented by arresting these men.”