Sex offender arrested for non-compliance

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office said a Bogalusa man was recently arrested for failing to follow sex offender registration laws.

Haley said that Dennis Durr, 52, of Lincoln Street, was arrested Tuesday and placed in the Washington Parish Jail. He faces the charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration, and no bond has been set at this time.

Durr was originally convicted in Jefferson Parish in 1995 for aggravated incest and placed on the sex offender registry for a life-time registration, which requires him to update his registration every 90 days, Haley said. Since initially being placed on the registry, Durr has failed to update his registration as required, causing him to spend several years in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

Upon his last release from the Department of Corrections on June 1, 2016, Durr transferred his registration to Washington Parish. Haley said that Durr initially appeared before the WPSO sex offender registration deputy on June 2, but has failed to report again as required by state law. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody Tuesday.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented on Durr’s arrest.

“It is very important for the community to be able to identify the location of known sex offenders,” he said. “Unfortunately, Mr. Durr has failed to fulfill his obligation to update his registration. I congratulate our sex offender division for being vigilant in monitoring sex offenders registered in Washington Parish.”