Police: Bogalusa firefighter facing rape charge


Sheriff: “This is a complex case of manipulation involving several females."

Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office

BOGALUSA, La. (BRPROUD) – A firefighter in Louisiana is in trouble with the law.

Thirty-six-year-old Brandon Applewhite is facing one count of second degree rape.

Applewhite is a firefighter in Bogalusa and was most recently apprehended on June 7.

The Bogalusa firefighter was first arrested on June 4 and charged with:

  • Non-consensual release of a private picture
  • Extortion
  • Malfeasance in office

The second time Applewhite was taken into custody was on June 7 and that took place after a search of Applewhite’s home.

Applewhite posted bond after both arrests.

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “This is a complex case of manipulation involving several females. I compliment detectives from both agencies for their outstanding work in investigating this case and obtaining a warrant for Applewhite’s arrest.”

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and Bogalusa Police Department worked together on this case.

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