March 01, 2019

Man Gets 16 Years For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Michael Berry, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday
(February 27, 2019) to to the charge of failure to register as a sex offender, second offense. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Berry to 16 years in prison.

Berry was convicted of forcible rape in New Orleans and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on or about May 12, 1993. Upon his release from Rayburn Correctional Center in February 2016, he lived in different jurisdictions and ultimately registered as a sex offender in St. Tammany Parish. He scheduled an appointment on or about October 19, 2017 to complete the required change of address form, but he did not report as scheduled. When officers went to contact him at his registered address in Lacombe, they learned he had not lived there since October 2017. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals in New Orleans in July 2018.

Berry also had been convicted in New Orleans on August 24, 2015 for failure to register and bail jumping. He has prior convictions of aggravated burglary, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and attempted burglary.

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