Lewiston man arrested for owing $50,000 in child support

LEWISTON, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- A Lewiston man who owes more than $50,000 in child support payments to his children in Indiana was arrested Thursday night by State Police.

James Bellanceau, 43, was arrested at his apartment at 113 Walnut Street in Lewiston. He is wanted back in Indiana for felony child non-support. He was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn and is likely to face a judge either Friday or Monday, which will begin extradition proceedings to return him to Indiana. Bellanceau has lived in Lewiston since 2007 and Indiana child support officials say he has never sent any money back to his four children, who live with their mother in Fremont, IN. The amount of child support he now owes is $50,693.

Indiana authorities tracked Bellanceau to Lewiston in recent months and contacted Maine State Police to take enforcement action. Bellanceau surrendered to Troopers Physic and Wing without incident.


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