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Westlake man charged with third offense failure to register

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Lonnie C. Franklin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Lonnie C. Franklin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

A Westlake man was arrested Thursday and charged with 3rd offense failure to register as a sex offender.

Lonnie Chet Franklin, 45, was arrested following an investigation by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

The investigation revealed that Franklin had been previously arrested by CPSO on July 14, 2013. He was charged with 2nd offense failure to register and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Franklin was released February 19, 2014.

After his release, Franklin failed to register, as is required by law for all convicted sex offenders, within three days of his release. On March 13, a warrant was issued for Franklin's arrest.

Franklin was arrested by the Gueydan Police Department on March 20 and transported to the CCC. He was booked on 3rd offense failure to register as sex offender, with his bond set at $10,000 by Judge Clayton Davis.

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