Fugitive sex offender captured in Lake Charles

Published: Sep. 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM CST
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A fugitive sex offender from Texas was captured in Lake Charles on Monday, authorities said.

Teddy Joe-Eugene Cunningham, 27, was arrested on charges of failure to comply with a sex offender registry, failure to appear in court and injury to a child.

"Cunningham was convicted in 2006 in Wyoming of indecent liberties with a child, a crime for which he was required to register as a sex offender for life," state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Tuesday in a news release. "Cunningham was wanted by the Bosque County, Texas Sheriff's Office for failure to comply with sex offender registry. He was also wanted for failing to appear in court to answer to the non-compliance charge as well as to the additional charge of injury to a child."

Caldwell said his office was contacted by the Texas Office of the Attorney General Fugitive Unit for assistance in locating Cunningham, who was believed to be living in Louisiana.

Cunningham was found at a home in the 900 block of 17th Street.

The Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Texas OAG Fugitive Unit and Lake Charles Police Department assisted in the capture.

Cunningham is being held in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and will be extradited to Texas.

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