Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, APSO Deputies and Louisiana Probation & Parole Agents visited the residences of several Assumption Parish registered sex offenders. The purpose of the visits was to confirm residency and to check for possible violations. A total of twenty-eight registered sex offenders currently reside in Assumption Parish.
During the operation, registered sex offender Michael Field, Jr., 26 years of age, from 437 Belle River Road was found to be in possession of a firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Field was arrested for the offenses and was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center. He was charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Possession of a firearm win the presence of controlled dangerous substances, Possession of Marijuana (4th offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3rd offense). His bond has not been set as of the time of this release. Field is registered in connection with a 2008 conviction for Indecent Behavior with Juveniles.
Investigators also learned that another registered offender had moved to Iberia Parish in November of 2012 without making the proper notifications to law enforcement agencies in either jurisdiction. This matter is currently under investigation.
Periodic checks will continue.