Posted on April 8, 2009

Mychal Bell’s Mom Arrested

KALB-TV (Alexandria, Louisiana), April 6, 2009

Melissa Bell, mother of Jena 6’s Mychal Bell, was arrested Sunday, April 5, 2009, at approximately 7:45 pm on a warrant for Contempt of Court/Failure to pay child support.

On November 3, 2008, Melissa Bell was found to be in Contempt of Court and in arrears in the amount of $930.00 as of November 1, 2008 and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

The 30 days were suspended with the special condition that she pays $155.00 per month on the current obligation and $45.00 per month on arrears.

Bell has not made any payments since the court date of November 3, 2008, therefore putting her in violation of her suspension.