Attorney General Ken Paxton needs your help to find Child Support Evader Craig Hampton, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Hampton, who was named a Child Support Evader last month, owes more than $94,000 for his daughter’s care. Hampton has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest.
In 2002, Hampton was ordered to pay $439 per month in current child support and $200 per month toward past-due support. Hampton, who had the ability to make his payments, did not follow the court’s order to support his child financially. By August 2015, he owed $94,064.38 in unpaid child support.
After giving Hampton many opportunities to pay what he owed, the Office of the Attorney General filed a legal action against Hampton to enforce the child support order. Hampton, who avoided law enforcement’s efforts to serve him, finally appeared in court in 2009.
At the hearing, the judge placed Hampton on probation and ordered him to begin making payments in lieu of going to jail. Hampton, who has not made a single voluntary payment to support his child, disobeyed the court’s order and an arrest warrant was issued. In January 2015, the cash bond was increased to $300,000.
By refusing to provide the financial resources that his daughter needs, Hampton has turned his back on her and violated the law. A combination of missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support adds up to more than $94,000 in unpaid child support Hampton now owes.
Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have searched the state for Hampton, who may be hiding in the Houston area. Contact the Attorney General’s Office at (866) EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Craig Hampton.
Last Address: Houston, TX
Occupation: Salesman/General Laborer
Birth Year: 1966
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Black
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
- Parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings
- 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)