Homemade trap electrocuted deputy, police say

An apparent homemade trap led to a St. Charles Parish deputy absorbing an electrical shock and to the arrests of two Luling residents.

Police responded to the Luling home of Damion Washington and Kisha Dorsey at 827 Milling Ave. after the two called the Sheriff’s Office and reported they feared a possible intruder at their residence. Upon arriving, a deputy attempted to open the front door to the home and was electrified, apparently as result of Washington and Dorsey wiring the door with electrical wiring, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. James Grimaldi.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for a precautionary evaluation and was cleared to return to duty shortly after.

Both have been charged with aggravated battery after failing to disclose the wiring setup to deputies when they arrived on scene, Grimaldi said.

Capt. Pat Yoes, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said it was a highly unusual incident and Grimaldi echoed that thought.

“I can’t say I’ve ever heard of anything remotely similar occurring,” Grimaldi said.

Washington, 42, was also charged with possession of marijuana and had an attachment.

Dorsey, 32, was wanted as a fugitive in Terrebonne Parish.

A court arraignment is scheduled for both on Sept 21. Both were booked into Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on a $15,000 bond.

Kisha Dorsey
Damion Washington

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