Last Modified: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:50 AM
A 52-year-old Lake Charles man has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender for the second time in less than a month, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Paul L. Landry Jr., 607 S. Cherry St., was arrested on June 26 and on July 20.
Myers said the Sheriff’s Office Compliance and Awareness Program Unit first arrested Landry Jr. after receiving information from the Texas Department of Public Safety that he failed to register with their jurisdiction after being released from jail and was possibly residing in Calcasieu Parish.
“On July 16, Landry was released from the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a $35,000 bond,” Myers said. “But he failed to register within three days of his release, as required by law for all registered sex offenders. So he was re-arrested on July 20 and charged with another count.”
Judge Ronald Ware set Landry’s second bond at $3,000.
Detective Sgt. Allison Toups was the lead investigator both cases.
Myers said Landry was convicted of illegal restraint of a victim under the age of 17 in 2008 while living in Fort Worth, Texas. Landry was released from prison in 2010.
Posted By: Amber On: 7/31/2012
Title: Tried but couldn't understand your message
Gem, I couldn't understand your message. I read it 10 times and I just couldn't understand it. I gave it my best shot each time too--so many colons and parenthesis. In any event, I will assume for the time being that you disagree with me.
Well, I still disagree with you. Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence on each charge. Clearly, you are not giving that to this man. Maybe you could try and send another message when you calm down.
Posted By: Gem On: 7/31/2012
Title: Response to HOW?
First of all Amber, you're obviously a liberal. Second, if you're telling me that the "bond is simply to secure an appearance in court. Thus, if the defendant has not missed court in the past, there is no reason to set his bond extremely high.This is why the bond probably isn't set very high--because the defendant comes to court when told to do so." So this being the case, and the fact that (oh by the way) the defendant in this case is/was already a convicted sex offender; meaning that he was arrested, tried and prosecuted, found guilty, sentenced and served time/or not, but was mandated to register as a sex offender; which I believe is a felony?
Now, he was released from jail in Texas after serving some time (it would appear) for the crime of being a sexual offender. He moved to Louisiana and failed to comply with his sentencing from Texas. I must be missing something here? Oh I see it, he's not guilty at all; he was in jail in Texas because they had space in the jail and he was invited to stay a while. Yep, no guilt for any crime here. By the way, since he is such a good person who goes to court when he's suppose to, and his bond is lessened becuase of his good behavior; seems he shouldn't have a bond at all next time around. Of course, he is innocent, right?
Posted By: SUSIE On: 7/28/2012
Why let these perverts out in the first place they should rot in jail...... This sickens me this parish is so F***ED UP and so are these Judges...... Let it be one of their children these perverts get a hold o I bet they wouldn't get out then..... SMH
Posted By: Might he be innocent? On: 7/26/2012
"Those who sacrifice liberty for safety shall have neither" Thomas Jefferson
Posted By: Amber On: 7/25/2012
Which judge sets the bond certainly influences the level of the bond. However, the bond is not supposed to punish the defendant under the law. After all, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty (Obviously not though given the comments of some of the readers). The purpose of a bond is simply to secure an appearance in court. Thus, if the defendant has not missed court in the past, there is no reason to set his bond extremely high.This is why the bond probably isn't set very high--because the defendant comes to court when told to do so. Too many people think bonds are to there to punish the individual--wrong.
Mike Jones--"bleeding heart liberal"--wow. How about some respect for the office huh? Gem--"Afterall, it does appear somewhat obvious that he's laughing in the face of the law." Obvious? The only thing that is obvious is your ability to jump to conclusions. You do not know any of the facts in this case--any. Yet, you are able to determine this guy is laughing in the face of the law? It is unbelievable how quickly people assume someone is guilty. Remember, Jesus was crucified without a single shred of evidence.
Posted By: parent with kids On: 7/25/2012
Title: not surprised
Calcasieu Parish aka PERISHING CALCASIEU!!.........no priorities!....COMMON SENSE isn't that Common
Posted By: crock On: 7/25/2012
look who the judge is. does that answer your question as to why he was released with such a low bond?
Posted By: Mike Jones On: 7/25/2012
Title: Ooh, Ooh, Gem let me answer
Because Ware is a bleeding heart liberal who is made from the same cloth as Carter. Just when Carter's crazy unprofessional court antics are almost gone, in comes Ware, who is almost guaranteed to get someone raped, seriously hurt or killed.
Posted By: Gem On: 7/24/2012
Title: Say what?
Okay! So this guy fails to register twice? First time gets out on a 35K bond, and second time has a 3K bond?
First of all, why isn't he in jail for good this time? Afterall, it does appear somewhat obvious that he's laughing in the face of the law. And second, how is it the bond gets reduced by 32K the second go around? Guess that's the Caclasieu Parish Judicial System at work again.
How about it Judge?