Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive



Thursday, May 11, 2000

CORNYN ANNOUNCES LUBBOCK "DEADBEAT" ROUNDUP

23 Deadbeats Arrested for Delinquent Child Support

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the roundup of 23 Lubbock County parents found to be in violation of court ordered child support. Lubbock County Sheriff David Gutierrez began the roundup Tuesday, May 9. Special Enforcement Operations Investigators from the Attorney General's office supported the Sheriff's office in the roundup.

"With the help of local law enforcement, we will strictly enforce the laws that protect Texas children," said Attorney General Cornyn.

Sheriff Gutierrez assigned teams of deputies to arrest delinquent parents. As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office was reporting 23 arrests of parents in violation of court ordered child support. The parents are required to post bond or they will remain in county jail.

Non-custodial parents can avoid arrest by paying child support in full and on time. When a parent can not comply due to the loss of employment or other hardship, the parent should contact the Office of the Attorney General at 1-800-252-8014 to make other arrangements.

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