Lacombe man gets 20 years for second offense in failing to register as sex offender _lowres

Alva Thompson, 44, of Lacombe

A man from Lacombe with a felony record who twice ignored the law requiring sex offenders to register will spend the next 20 years in prison after being sentenced by 22nd Judicial District Judge William Burris.

Alva Thompson, 44, pleaded guilty to aggravated incest in May 2007 and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to Lisa Page, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Warren Montgomery.

When Thompson was released from prison, he did not register as a sex offender, as required by state law. He pleaded guilty to failure to register and in April 2013 was sentenced to two years in prison.

Thompson again failed to register after his second release from prison. When officers went to arrest him on several outstanding warrants in November 2015, he evaded arrest, Page said.

Thompson fled in his vehicle, weaving across yards in a neighborhood until he was stopped by a large ditch. He then ran and fought with officers who caught up with him.

Thompson was charged with flight from an officer, battery of a police officer and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Page said. He was scheduled to go to trial this week but agreed to plead guilty.

Assistant District Attorney William Macke was the prosecutor for the case.

Thompson’s sentence is without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

His guilty plea came the same week another convicted sex offender was found guilty in 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish of failing to register as a sex offender, also for the second time.

Tommy Mouton, 62, was convicted of molesting a girl over a period of years, beginning when she was 6 years old, and served 10 years in prison.

When he was released, he failed to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to five years in prison. He finished serving that sentence on Feb. 12, 2015, but then again failed to register.

A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was caught in New Orleans.

A jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday after deliberating for 15 minutes, according to District Attorney Paul Connick’s office.

He will be sentenced June 10 in Judge Donnie Rowan’s court and faces five to 20 years.

Chad Calder contributed to this report.

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