THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Child Support Evader: David Martinez Jr.

Monday, January 25, 2016 – Austin, Texas


Attorney General Ken Paxton needs your help to find Child Support Evader David Martinez Jr., one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Martinez, who was named a Child Support Evader in 2015, owes more than $38,000 for his children’s care. Martinez has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest.

In 2006, Martinez was ordered to pay $306.91 per month in child support. Martinez, who had the ability to make his payments, did not follow the court’s order to support his child financially. By 2016, he owed $38,525.37 in unpaid child support.

After giving Martinez many opportunities to pay what he owed, the Office of the Attorney General filed a legal action to enforce the child support order. Although duly notified, Martinez did not appear for court and is now wanted on civil charges for failure to pay court-ordered child support.

Martinez has not made a single child support payment in more than a year. By refusing to provide the financial resources that his daughter and son need, Martinez has turned his back on his children and violated the law. A combination of missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support adds up to more than $38,000 in unpaid child and medical support Martinez now owes.

Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have searched the state for Martinez, who may be hiding in the Lubbock or Shallowater area. Contact the Attorney General’s Office at (866) EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of David Martinez Jr.

Last Address:  Lubbock, TX

Occupation:  General Laborer

Birth Year:  1979

Height:  5’9"

Weight:  200

Color of Eyes:  Brown

Color of Hair:  Black or Bald

Race:  Hispanic

Tattoos:  Amber on left arm, Martinez on abdomen, Sandy on front of neck.

Texas law requires the Office of the Attorney General to publicly identify certain parents who are delinquent in the payment of child support. The Child Support Evaders are selected because they have the ability to take responsibility for their children, but refuse to do so. Incarceration is the only option for parents who repeatedly ignore court orders 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 website www.texasattorneygeneral.gov to obtain more information about the Attorney General’s Child Support Division and the services it offers.

POINTS TO REMEMBER:

Most Wanted Evaders

For a parent to be named a Most Wanted

Child Support Evader:

  • Court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000
  • Arrest warrant must have been issued for nonsupport
  • The parent is avoiding apprehension
  • Parent has not paid regularly in the last six months
  • Noncustodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Noncustodial parent must not be receiving welfare benefits
  • A photograph must be available

In order to make child support information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.

(866) EVADERS (382-3377)
www.texasattorneygeneral.gov