Sex offender arrested in Pinehurst
Monday, Nov. 3, at 3:44 pm, Chief Fred R. Hanauer III of the Pinehurst Police Department observed a suspicious white male in the parking lot across the street from the Pinehurst City Hall building. He recognized him as Larry Paul Landry Jr., a 35 year-old registered sex offender from Vinton. Records indicated that he was non-compliant in his registration duties.
A computer check revealed that Landry had two outstanding warrants issued by the West Orange Municipal Court. The subject was arrested and transported to the Orange County Jail for booking on those warrants. Chief Hanauer contacted Calcasieu Parish and inquired about Landry and the possibility of a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender that may not have shown as a result of a nationwide warrant check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Calcasieu Parish officials stated that Landry did indeed have an outstanding felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender issued by the parish. The Pinehurst Police Department received confirmation of the warrant and the charges were applied to Landry during the booking procedure. Landry remains in the Orange County Jail with no bond on that charge.
Incidentally, Landry is the same subject arrested Oct. 16, in the parking lot of the Pinehurst City Hall/Police Department for failure to identify after he and a female acquaintance were involved in a verbal altercation. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. When asked why he was in the parking lot across the street on this date, Landry stated that once again he was waiting for a friend with court business at the Pinehurst Municipal Building.