Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Friday, February 11, 2000

CORNYN ANNOUNCES ARREST OF CHILD SUPPORT EVADER

Anthony Holmes arrested in Galveston County

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the arrest of Child Support Evader Anthony Holmes of Galveston County. Holmes's case is the fourth resolved since the Attorney General announced his new list of ten most wanted Child Support Evaders only three weeks ago.

Holmes, who owes more than $21,000 in child support for his son in Galveston County, was arrested on a capias civil warrant for failure to appear at a child support hearing and for violating the terms of his drug-related probation.

"We have now brought to justice four of Texas' most wanted Child Support Evaders in just the past few weeks. My office will continue working with local law enforcement officials to send the message to all deadbeat parents that we are committed to finding them and to making them live up to their responsibilities, or suffer the consequences," Attorney General Cornyn said.

Earlier today, Holmes was arrested by officers from the Hitchcock Police Department based on tips generated by the publicity surrounding the announcement of the Child Support Evaders. Holmes is being held without bond in the Galveston County Jail.

For a noncustodial 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 parent must be unknown and the parent has not made any payments in the last 6 months. The parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare benefits. To make information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver and supply a picture of the delinquent parent.

People with information about the Evaders should contact the Office of the Attorney General by calling the hotline -- 1-800-797-5437, email -- childsupport@texasattorneygeneral.gov or by mail - Texas Child Support Evaders, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin, TX 78711-2017.

Evaders - with estimated arrears as of January 31, 2000 and last known address:

Armando Salinas owes $180,179 for four children (Hidalgo County and Austin)
Last known address: Edinburg, TX

Jason E. Fuller owes $87,902 for four children (four cases in Midland)
Last known address: Columbus, Ohio

Donny Lee Gantt owes $73,332 for three children (Austin)
Last known address: Everett, Washington

David Matthew Thomas, Jr. owes $58,253 for one child (Lubbock)
Last known address: Leander, TX

David T. Rhone owes $45,713 for five children (five cases in Kerr County)
Last known address: San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Schliewe owes $12,888 for two children (Austin)
Last known address: Odessa, TX

You can access photos of the Evaders through our web site: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/child/wanted/poster.pdf

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