Earl Moffet was known as a guy who spent his youth imprisoned when he was arrested for for armed robbery and attempted murder at age 17. It seemed like luck was not on his side where he was forced to be sent to drug rehab to undergo rehabilitation. Well, to know more about his rehabilitation, let’s see our post below!
Why Did Earl’s Team Send Him to Drug Rehab?
When someone is dealing with an addiction, certainly everything will change significantly. Even though it has been at least 9 years after Earl was last in jail.
Unfortunately, he had difficulties with addiction and entered into a 90-day rehab program as of 2016 shortly after surgery. He eventually failed to beat the odds and was arrested for possession of pain medication once he had been caught speeding.
For Tia Torres, Earl is her family. She and the rest of the Villalobos Rescue Center struggles to ensure that he is safe and has what he needs to stay out of jail for good. Life goes on, of course, the dog still needs rescuing and adoption and the team should continue on as best they can, though their family, Earl, was arrested and taken to rehab.
In fact, Earl has not been able to escape the addiction to painkillers, which prevents him from doing his job safely. Of course, his team did not stand still by intervening and sending him to rehab was a very good decision.
Earl's Life While Incarcerated
Earl told his life-story while incarcerated in ‘Pit Bulls & Parolees’ Season 16 Episode 6 where Tia Torres struggle to deal with Earl’s recent arrest. This episode is one of the more heartfelt ones of the season when we throwback to Tia Torres’ first interview with Earl.
Tia was impressed by how much Earl owned his past as he told her about his time in prison. From there, he quickly grew to be an important part of the Villalobos family and a vital member of the team.
After some legal ‘tap dancing’, Tia could get Earl out on Bail, taking a huge risk of responsibility for him. Tia had him brought over to Assumption, Parish to give Earl a safe space away from his situation to process things. Earl and Tia had a heart to heart about his fears of going back to prison and what life was like inside.
They the continued to talk about Earl’s future, in a moment with other parolees and Villalobos workers, he mentioned that he didn’t want to end up like his father who had been in and out of prisons his entire life and only spending his final days behind bars.
Why Was He Imprisoned in 2020?
Earl was born and raised by single parents in New Orleans as his father had been in and out of prisons his entire life and only spent his final days behind bars. As a child, he often earned himself on the streets hanging out with the older kids. Sure, he often found himself in quite a bit of trouble.
In fact, in 1986, Earl, when was 17 years old, was with people whom he believed to be his friends. He was finally sent to prison for armed robbery and attempted murder. Earl then received a 22-year sentence but only ended up serving 11 years and four months.
Earl went back to Jail during the week of November 11 – November 15, 2019. It means that in 2020, he has been sentenced to 2 years for possession of drugs with the intention to distribute and was locked up yet again with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.
After he was finally released, it could have made the man a career criminal. When he joined Pit Bulls & Parolees, he appeared with his disability in his right arm. However, he appeared very confident in the show. Despite his disability, Earl has a slight advantage over other parolees when he worked as a dog handler while he was in prison.
As a throwback, he was one of Pit Bulls & Parolees TV-Show casts who has been arrested twice. When he was 17 years old, he was arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder. He then got 11 years and four month of 22-year sentences. Sadly, he lost the use of his right arm during a heated game of football with some other inmates.
Earl’s Life Today
As of this writing, Earl is reportedly still fighting the good fight by looking after animals and advocating for rehabilitative programs. Sure, that’s heartwarming to see that he is fighting to maintain his enthusiasm for the life-changing calling he discovered in prison.
Even though Earl was written off as a career criminal with no hopes for redemption, today, he has a great life for himself. Well, his job with the VRC is about as fulfilling as it goes. He’s then a popular Pit Bulls & Parolees cast on a beloved Animal Planet series.
As a throwback, he testified by 2019 in a case that involved a young girl getting bit by a shelter dog in which the animal shelters and the pets which come out of them have positive outcomes. He then expanded his witness with the subject of opening a canine program for prisoners and personally attesting to the significant changes Earl made in his own life.
Earl in Pit Bulls & Parolees
Pitbulls and Parolees is an American reality TV-show on Animal Planet. This series began in 2009 which focuses on the Villalobos Rescue Center, a rescue for dogs, especially pitbull dog breeds.
The mission of this show is to provide employment and a stable transition for recent parolees who try to return to society and to combat misconceptions about pit bulls and other dogs. Earl is one only parolee who has a disability in his right arm in this show. He appeared in this show as many as 9 episodes. He then came out of the Pit Bulls and Parolees show in 2017.