Fugitive sex offender captured in Shreveport

Fugitive sex offender captured in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured this week in Shreveport by the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

Kentrell Debose, 27, was convicted in 2009 in Louisiana for carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a crime for which he was required to register as a sex offender.

Debose was also wanted by the Harrison County, Texas Sheriff's Office for failure to comply with the Texas sex offender registry.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Debose was also wanted by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for a parole violation after being convicted in 2011 of failing to comply with Louisiana sex offender registry laws, as well as for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing a stolen firearm.

Authorities found Debose hiding in a home in the 300 block of West 73rd Street in Shreveport. Agents arrested Debose and booked him into the Caddo Correctional Center where he is awaiting extradition to Texas.

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