Gonzales man arrested on failure to register as a sex offender, amongst other charges

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Dustin Sanders

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports the arrest of Dustin Sanders, 28, of Gonzales, Thursday night, June 11, after Baton Rouge Police received a tip from crime stoppers alerting officers of his location.

Baton Rouge Police followed up on the tip and located and arrested Sanders, a Tier I Offender, at a Baton Rouge motel shortly after 7 p.m., Thursday evening.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Division conducted a compliance check with Sanders at his residence on Lambert Road in Gonzales on May 11, but detectives learned that he had not lived at the residence for approximately six months.

Sex offenders are required to check in on an annual basis, but must alert law enforcement immediately if there are any changes in residency, in or outside of the Parish.

Sheriff Wiley added that his detectives were also searching for Sanders who was wanted in connection with a home invasion and theft charges that occurred in Gonzales in April.

Dustin Sanders was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in May 2009 and was placed on probation. He has been arrested eight times in the past on charges stemming from simple burglary, theft, domestic abuse battery, and failure to register as a sex offender, once in April 2012 and again in May 2013, added Sheriff Wiley.

Sanders, of 13202 Lambert Road, Gonzales, was arrested and charged with failure to register as a sex offender, home invasion, and theft. He is currently being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail as a fugitive from Ascension Parish, but will be transferred to the Ascension Parish Jail early next week.