Texas man arrested in Lake Charles for Failure to Register/Notify as a Sex Offender

Published 4:30 pm Monday, December 28, 2015

On December 23, 2015 Detective Nicosia with the Lake Charles Police Department Sex Offender Registry/Child Predator Division was contacted by the Dallas Police Department Detective Division concerning a Texas sex offender John Larry Edwards, black male, 59 years of age, who has failed to complete his annual registration with the Dallas Police Department.  The Dallas Police Department received several anonymous phone calls concerning John Larry Edwards living in Lake Charles and that he has not registered with any Louisiana law enforcement agency. On December 28, 2015 officers with the Lake Charles Police Department located Edwards at an address on North Cherry Street. Edwards was arrested. (Photograph attached)

Edwards was convicted in Texas in 1996 for Indecency with a Child. Edwards was again convicted in Texas in 2002 for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. A warrant was presented to Judge Robert Wyatt who placed a bond of $25,000 on the warrant. John Larry Edwards is also facing extradition to Texas for Failed to comply with Registration Requirement /Notify as a Sex Offender.  John Larry Edwards is confined at the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Louisiana Charge: Failure to Register/Notify as a Sex Offender

Lead/Arresting Detective: Detective Corporal Michael Nicosia

Assisting arrest: Detective Sergeant Colby Thompson