Inmates charged with hate crimes, battery 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two inmates at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center have extra charges added after severely beating another prisoner.

Devonte Jackson, 22, of the 200 block of Virginia Ave., Minden, and Brandon R. White, 21, of the 100 block of S. Collins St., Cullen, are charged with simple battery and hate crimes.

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said the incident took place March 17 when a fourth inmate told the attackers the victim was a snitch and gay.

“The victim attempted to defend himself, but was punched several times by both Jackson and White,” Parker said. “Eventually, the victim tried to further defend himself by falling to the ground on his knees and tucking his head underneath his arms. He said Jackson and White continued punching him with their fists and kicking him.”

The fourth inmate reportedly told the two to stop, saying the victim “had enough.” The victim reportedly sustained injuries to his lower back and facial area.

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