Lake Charles –
On September 27 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a store in Moss Bluff in reference to a suspicious person. Upon arrival deputies spoke with two women who stated a man, later identified as convicted sex offender David T. Uribe, 50, 220 Richard Road, Ragley, was following them around the store.
During the investigation detectives learned that Uribe was standing behind one of the complainants in the store staring at her. She advised detectives that she started walking away from him and he followed her. She then told detectives when she was in the checkout line she saw Uribe staring at her again with his hands inside his pants and his shirt pulled up. The victim advised detectives she could see Uribe’s pubic hair. When detectives spoke with the second complainant she had a similar story. She stated while she was shopping Uribe started following her around the store and as she would walk Uribe was right behind her watching her. She told detectives when she was in the checkout line she noticed Uribe standing by the magazine rack watching her and saying, “you are pretty.”
Detectives made contact with Uribe on the phone and asked him to come in and provide a statement, to which he refused. On October 27, after further investigation detectives issued a warrant signed by Judge Clayton Davis for Uribe’s arrest in the amount of $30,000 for 2 counts of stalking; and obscenity. Detectives continuously attempted to locate Uribe, but were unsuccessful.
On January 3 Uribe was arrested by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office for the active warrant. He was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail and transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center the next day. Uribe has an active warrant with no bond for obscenity out of New Hampshire and will be held without bond pending his extradition.
Uribe was convicted of indecency with a child in 1990 in Texas. He was also convicted for the second time in 1998 for indecent exposure and 2 counts of indecency with child contact in Texas.
Uribe’s sex offender registration is currently out of Beauregard Parish.
CPSO Detective Monte Gentry is the lead investigator on this case.