Sex offender

 Dana M. Pratt

On January 15, deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit received information regarding convicted sex offender Dana M. Pratt, 51, of Lumberton, TX, working at a local plant without notifying the proper authorities of his employment, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

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John Wayne Stoneham | Photo: Texas DPS

A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender is now in custody after being captured Thursday in Houston, DPS officials said in a release.

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Dakota Marcus Stewart

The reward for Dakota Marcus Stewart, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of December, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a release.

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Kenion M. Boutte | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 22 at about 12:00 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a stop on a car near the intersection of 11th Street and 4th Avenue in Lake Charles for a traffic violation, the sheriff's office said in a release.

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Troy James Allison

 

Recently, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, was arrested in Beaumont after failing to register as a sex offender in Galveston. Now, police are looking for another Top 10 sex offender, 64-year-old Troy James Allison, who has been on the lam since 2004 after failing to register in Lufkin and who once called Beaumont home.

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Troy James Allison | Photo: DPS
Troy James Allison | Photo: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has issued a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who has lived in Beaumont and Lufkin, the department said in a release.

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Robert Johnson Jr.

Jefferson County prosecutor Tom Kelley said he was pleased with a jury’s decision to mete out swift justice in a case that afforded a decade behind bars for a Beaumont man who entered a former acquaintance’s home and tried to sexually assault the woman in front of her small child.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Press Release:

Jerry Wayne Adaway, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on August 9 in Houston. Adaway was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. The arrest was not the result of a tip, and no reward will be paid.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Court Judge John B. Stevens Jr. sentenced 41-year-old Beaumont resident John Henry Whitfield to 15 years in prison after Whitfield pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child on June 13, reported the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. 

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Jose Stephen Gracia

A 45-year-old Galveston man has pleaded guilty to federal child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on July 27.

Jose Stephen Gracia pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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