LaPorte Police Seek Convicted Sex Offender

Darell Eckwood
Darell Eckwood

LaPorte County police are asking for your help in locating a person who has committed a sex offender registry violation which is a Class D Felony.

Darell L. Eckwood last registered on March 28, 2013 per the requirement of the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry statutes, but during the course of the April 2013 “Operation Lost Innocence” investigation, officials learned that he was no longer at that residence.

He registered at a home in the 5600 North block of County Road 400 West in Springfield Township and attempts to find him have been unsuccessful.

Eckwood was convicted in 2011 on a count of Child Molesting as a Class C Felony. His mugshot can be seen in this story on our website at

If you know of his whereabouts, call the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department at (219) 326 7700 ext. 2406 or (219) 879-3530. He has been added to the LaPorte County “Top Ten Most Wanted” list.