Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive

Thursday, July 13, 2000

CORNYN ANNOUNCES MOST WANTED CHILD SUPPORT EVADERS

Delinquent Parents Owe Substantial Child Support and Evade Arrest

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today named ten Texans as "The Most Wanted Child Support Evaders." These Texans repeatedly fail to pay substantial amounts of child support and willfully evade arrest.

"Those on the Most Wanted Child Support Evader List and anyone who owes child support should know that my office will use every legal means to see that they own up to their responsibilities," said Attorney General Cornyn. "I ask the public to assist us in finding these Evaders. If you have a tip, please call our hotline at 1-800-797-5437."

The Office of the Attorney General works with local authorities to arrest and incarcerate delinquent noncustodial parents. The Evaders are wanted on civil warrants and face up to six months in jail.

For a parent to be listed as a Most Wanted Child Support Evader, 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 is unknown, and the parent has not made any payments in the last six 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.

Evaders - with estimated arrears as of July 13, 2000 and last known address:

Kenneth McMillen owes $100,314 for three children in Burleson, Texas
Last known address: Mansfield, TX

Bonnie Jack Byrd, Jr. owes $75,868 for one child in Wichita Falls, TX
Last known address: Houston, TX

William "Jack" Hart owes $34,719 for two children (one in S. Houston and one in Hitchcock)
Last known addresses: Amarillo, TX and Wichita, Kansas

Evaristo Gutierrez owes $34,261 for three children in Robstown, TX
Last known address: Corpus Christi, TX

Adalberto Chavez owes $24,628 for three children in Harlingen, TX
Last known address: Sebastian, TX

Randall Garza owes $17,898 for one child in Laredo, TX
Last known address: Laredo, TX

Rayfus M. Wesley owes $14,825 for one child in Dallas, TX
Last known address: Dallas, TX

Adalberto Villafranca owes $8,996 for one child in Brownsville, TX
Last known address: Brownsville, TX

Juan Jose Flores owes $8,439 for one child in Corpus Christi, TX
Last known address: Corpus Christi, TX

Raymundo Pena owes $7,586 for one child in Laredo, TX
Last known address: Laredo, TX

The first Most Wanted Child Support Evaders List was announced in July, 1999 and the second list was announced by the Attorney General in January, 2000. Of the 20 Evaders named by the Attorney General, 11 have been arrested or have surrendered to authorities including recent arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada, Seattle, Washington and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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

You can access photos of the Evaders through the Attorney General's web site: www.oag.state.tx.us/child/wanted/poster.pdf

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