Lake Charles, LA –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit charged convicted sex offender Earl J. Bellard, Jr., 48, Lake Charles, after it was revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements on several occasions.
In September 2020, it was learned Bellard failed to pay his community notification fees, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. During the investigation, Bellard was due for a quarterly registration in November and failed to report, again making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. It was also learned Bellard failed to pay his annual registration fees for 2020.
On November 24 detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard at his registered address, but it appeared no one was living at the address listed on his sex offender registration. Detectives attempted to make contact with Bellard several more times and learned he had absconded from his registered address and failed to register a new address with law enforcement, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements once again.
After further investigation, on December 10, a warrant was issued for Bellard’s arrest. Detectives continued attempts to locate Bellard, but were unsuccessful. On February 28, LCPD made contact with Bellard at which time he was arrested on the warrant.
He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of failure to register and notify as a sex offender 2nd and subsequent offenses; failure to register and notify as a sex offender; and failure to register and notify as a sex offender, paying fees. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $151,000 with no release unless cleared by Probation & Parole.
Bellard was convicted of simple rape in 1993 in Calcasieu Parish. He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Calcasieu Parish in 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator on this case.