AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today named 10 Texans as child support evaders for failure to pay court-ordered child support.
"If you or someone you know owes back child support, I urge you to pay it now," Cornyn said." "Government is a poor substitute parent. If you choose to have a child, you must take responsibility for that child. I intend to do everything in my power to make sure every child receives the support he or she deserves," Cornyn added.
The Office of the Attorney General works with local authorities to arrest and incarcerate delinquent noncustodial parents. Parents arrested on a civil warrant face up to 6 months in jail. Delinquent and difficult to locate parents are candidates for the Evader section of the Attorney General Internet site (www.oag.state.tx.us.)
For a parent to be placed on the Evader page, there must be a court-ordered obligation with delinquent support in excess of $5,000 and an arrest warrant issued. The location of the noncustodial parent must be unknown and the parent has not made nay payments in the last 6 months. The noncustodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare benefits. To make information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.
Child Support Evaders - ranked by estimated arrears as of June 30, 1999
Roger K. Guest owes $60,901 for one child. Last address - Butler
Kenneth Thurman owes $57,400 for two children. Last address - Dime Box
Homayoun Niroumand-Rad owes $57,392 for two children. Last address - Boston, Mass.
Mark D. Miller owes $48,209 for one child. Last address - Marble Falls
Paul J. Mobley, aka J.P. or James, owes $33,565 for one child. Last address - Coupland
Ricky Earl "Rico" Hall owes $27,674 for one child. Last address - Garland
Marvin E. "Bubba" Suratt owes $22,027 for two children. Last address - Dallas
Harold W. Johnson owes $15,966 for two children. Last address - Dallas
Alton D. "Dennis" Winston owes $9,129 for one child. Last address - Austin
Henry Dale Williamson owes $8,867 for one child. Last address - Jackson, Miss.
People with information about the Evaders should contact the Office of the Attorney General by calling the hotline, 1-800-797-5437, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail, Texas Child Support Evaders, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin Texas, 78711-2017.