Police ask for public’s help in finding noncompliant sex offender


The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted noncompliant sex offender.  In 2011, Darell L. Eckwood (aka Darrell), 25, was convicted of Child Molestation in LaPorte County. Eckwood is an Offender Against Children/Serious Sex Offender, with residency restrictions.  

Eckwood is currently wanted for two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, both Level 5 Felonies.  Eckwood is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including a star on the front of his neck and a large marijuana leaf on his upper left arm. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) at (219) 874-3221, ext. 1012.  Citizens may remain anonymous when calling FAST.

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