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Child Support Evader: Curtis Dutton
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER CURTIS DUTTON
By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Attorney general greg abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Curtis Dutton, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Dutton, who was named a Child Support Evader in December 2005, owes $47,007 for a 16-year-old daughter in Denton.
In September 1992, Dutton was ordered to pay $550 per month in child support. He did not follow the order. By April 1998, he owed more than $10,000. In June 2002, Dutton was placed on probation following a conviction for felony criminal nonsupport. He is now wanted for violating a condition of his probation to make regular child support payments.
Evader Dutton has turned his back on his daughter by refusing to provide financial assistance she needs to succeed in life. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, Dutton now owes more than $47,000 in unpaid child support.
Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have searched the state for Dutton, who may be hiding in the Lubbock area. Contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Curtis Dutton.
Last Address: Lubbock, Post, or Slaton, Texas
Occupation: General Laborer or Truck Driver
Height: 6’ 5”
Weight: 250 lbs.
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Blonde
Distinguishing Identifier: Tattoo on right arm: skull with cigarette, wearing a cowboy hat and bandana.
Alias: Captain Duck Dutton, or Captain Dutton
Child Support Evaders are being singled out because they have the ability to take responsibility for their children, but refuse to do so. Incar-ceration is the only option for parents who flagrantly ignore a court’s order to pay child support. The Attorney General’s Office helps parents who lack the ability to pay child support by referring them to job training and employment services. Visit the agency’s Web site www.oag.state.tx.us to find out about other Child Support Evaders, and to obtain information about the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
Most Wanted Evaders
CRITERIA: For a parent to be named as a Most Wanted Child Support Evader:
• Court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000
• Arrest warrant must have been issued for non-support
• Location of non-custodial parent is unknown
• Parent has not made any payments in the last six months
• Non-custodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings
• Non-custodial parent must not be receiving welfare benefits
In order to make child support information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver. 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) www.oag.state.tx.us