THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Child Support Evader: Rene Barron

Monday, October 19, 2015 – Austin, Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton needs your help to find Child Support Evader Rene Barron, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Barron, who was named a Child Support Evader last month, owes more than $34,000 for the care of his three children. Barron has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest.

In 2004, Barron was ordered to pay $405 per month in child support. Barron, who had the ability to make his payments, did not follow the court’s order to support his children financially.

After giving Barron many opportunities to pay what he owed, the Office of the Attorney General filed a legal action to enforce the child support order. The judge found that Barron owed $25,000 in past-due child support and ordered him to begin making payments instead of going to jail. When Barron failed to appear at an October 2014 compliance hearing, an arrest warrant was issued. Barron is now wanted on civil charges for failure to pay court-ordered child support.

Barron has paid less than $2,000 for his children’s care since the child support order was established more than 10 years ago. By refusing to provide the financial resources that his two daughters and son need, Barron 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 $34,000 in unpaid child support Barron now owes.

Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have searched the state for Barron, who may be hiding in the San Antonio area. Contact the Attorney General’s Office at (866) EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Rene Barron.

Last Address:  San Antonio, TX

Occupation:  General Laborer

Birth Year:  1979

Height:  5’6"

Weight:  190

Color of Eyes:  Brown

Color of Hair:  Black

Race:  Hispanic

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 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 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