The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force arrested a man for passing fake money to pay his rent. And that was the start of the charges against him.

Detectives say Ontario Samuels was arrested after he used a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill to pay for his rent at his Bossier City apartment. He was charged with one count of Monetary Instrument Abuse. When Samuels was questioned about the bill, he told the detectives “he had received the money from working as a local cab driver.” A deeper investigation into Samuels criminal history revealed he was convicted for sexual battery in 2012 in Caldwell Parish, and that he is a registered Tier II Sex Offender. Detectives say Samuels is registered in Caddo Parish, but after moving to Bossier City he failed to report his new address to local law enforcement, as required by law.

As a result, detectives added two more charges to Samuels; one count of Failure Register as a Sex Offender and one count of Prohibition of Employment for Certain Sex Offenders. The Prohibition of Employment for Certain Sex Offenders came from the Justin Bloxom Act in 2010, which prohibited Samuels from working as a taxicab driver as a registered sex offender. Right now Samuels is booked in the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility with a bond set at $10,000.00, for the Monetary Instrument Abuse charge. Bond on his new charges has yet to be set by a judge.

As of today, 471 registered sex offenders in Bossier Parish are being monitored by the S.O.R.T.E. (Sex Offender Registry, Tracking, and Enforcement) coordinator. The Sex Offender Registry is based at the Arthur Ray Teague substation and receives tips daily about non-compliance concerns with sex offenders in the parish. Tips regarding compliance concerns are reviewed by the coordinator, who takes them all into consideration.

The S.O.R.T.E. coordinator may be reached at 318-549-4904 or via the Bossier Sheriff's Office website.

Tier 3 Sex Offenders in Webster Parish

The following gallery is a list of all the tier 3 Sex Offenders currently residing in Webster Parish. A Tier 3 Sex Offender is anyone who has committed a sex offense that is punishable by more than one year in jail where the offender has at least one prior conviction for a Tier 2 sex offense, or has previously become a Tier 2 sex offender, is a “Tier 3” offense. B. General Offenses. A “Tier 3” offense includes any sex offense for which a person has been convicted, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense, that involves: 1. Non-parental kidnapping of a minor, 2. A sexual act with another by force or threat, 3. A sexual act with another who has been rendered unconscious or involuntarily drugged, or who is otherwise incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct or declining to participate, or 4. Sexual contact with a minor 12 years of age or younger, including offenses that cover sexual touching of or contact with the intimate parts of the body, either directly or through the clothing.

Caddo Correctional Center Bookings 2/11 Through 2/13

The following mugshots are those who were booked in to CCC over the weekend of 2/11/22 through 2/13/22. Some have already been released, and many have not yet been to trial, and are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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