Atlanta man arrested in Louisiana for failing to register as sex offender


CADDO PARISH, Louisiana (KETK) – A convicted sex offender was arrested in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, for operating a limo service that catered to children.

Barry Carroll Hartsell, 60, of Atlanta was arrested on Thursday after the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office learned he was passing out business cards for his limo business at a local snowcone stand.

In Louisiana, sex offenders are not allowed to own or work for a limo service.

Hartsell is a registered sex offender in the State of Texas, but did not register his employment with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office.

On the Facebook page for his limo service, Hartsell offered a birthday special for children whereby he would drive them to and from school for $25, according to the CPSO.

Authorities say they also learned that Hartsell handed out his business cards at the local high school.

He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for failure to register and notify as a sex offender and prohibition of employment for certain sex offenders.

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