Lake Charles –
On February 20 at approximately 10:40 p.m. a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a stop on I-210 near Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles for a traffic violation.
Deputies spoke with the driver, Travis P. Chouest, 41, 3016 Louisiana Avenue, Lake Charles, a registered sex offender who was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2000 in Lafourche Parish.
Deputies learned Chouest was in control of a vehicle that was not registered with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender; and improper display of plates. Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $2,000.
CPSO Deputy Cpl. Joshua Francis was the arresting deputy on this case.