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2 sex offenders caught after failing to register thanks to Crime Stoppers tips

Lawrence Gaines, 41, and Christopher Hendricks, 26 (Source: APSO) Lawrence Gaines, 41, and Christopher Hendricks, 26 (Source: APSO)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Two wanted sex offenders in Ascension Parish have been captured after failing to register.

Investigators say Lawrence Gaines, 41, was arrested Tuesday morning after a tip led them to his location. Gaines is a Tier II offender.

A Tier I offender is someone who was convicted of aggravated offenses or sexual offenses against a victim who is a minor and will have a 15-year registration period to be conducted on an annual basis.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office was actively searching for Christopher Hendricks, 26. He is a Tier I offender. A Tier II offender has a 25-year registration period to be conducted semi-annually.

Hendricks was located and arrested on Wednesday, January 7 after law enforcement received a Crime Stoppers tip on his whereabouts.

Hendricks was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail with failure to register as a sex offender, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and resisting an officer.

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