Lake Charles, LA –
On August 25 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of River Moss Lane in Lake Charles in reference to someone laying on the side of the road.
When deputies arrived they made contact with Jason D. Landry, 44, homeless, and learned he was a convicted sex offender that was currently registered in Vermillion Parish. Further investigation revealed Landry had been living in Calcasieu Parish since August 11 and failed to report to local law enforcement within 3 days, 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 2nd offense. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $45,000.
Landry was convicted of 2nd degree sexual battery on December 18, 1996 and carnal knowledge of a juvenile on December 24, 1996, both in Calcasieu Parish. He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2010 in Vermillion Parish and again in 2013 in Lafayette Parish.
CPSO Cpl. Tommy Paul is the arresting deputy on this case. CPSO Sex Offender Unit Detective Allison Toups is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.