Lake Charles –
On June 12 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2800 block of Davis Road in Westlake for a medical emergency. When deputies arrived they located a man passed out behind the wheel in a vehicle, with the engine running. Deputies called paramedics and were able to wake the man, later identified as Dane M. Gunter, 36, 909 Bee Street, Westlake, but he refused medical treatment.
During the investigation deputies discovered Gunter, a sex offender who was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in February 2003 in St. Charles Parish, was in control of a vehicle that was not registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.
Gunter was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender. He was released on a $3,000 bond set by Judge Ronald Ware.
CPSO Deputy Kyle Klein was the arresting deputy on this case.