Office of the Attorney General News Release ArchiveFriday, December 1, 2000
CORNYN ANNOUNCES SENTENCING OF CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
Evader owes more than $60,000 in child support
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn announced the sentencing of child support evader, Roger Guest. Dallas County District Judge Pat McDowell sentenced Guest to the maximum sentence of two years confinement for felony non-support of three children. On July 2, 1999, Guest was placed on the Attorney General's Child Support Evader List for owing $60,901 in delinquent child support.
Guest was arrested January 11, 2000 in Corsicana for violating the terms of his probation and was returned to Dallas County. He had originally been placed on probation by Dallas County authorities in January 1995 for the criminal non-support of his children, but probation was revoked in April 1996. He also was wanted on an outstanding felony theft warrant in Denton County.
"If you owe child support, pay it. Because if you owe child support and do not pay, you are subject to arrest," said Attorney General Cornyn.
For a noncustodial parent to be placed on the Evader List, there must be a court-ordered obligation with delinquent support in excess of $5,000 and an arrest warrant issued. The location of the parent must be unknown and the parent must not have made any payments in the last six months. The parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare. To make information public, the custodial parent signs a confidentiality waiver and supplies a picture of the delinquent parent.
Evaders still on the wanted list (ranked according to child support owed):
The Evader list is posted on Attorney General Cornyn's web site at www.oag.state.tx.us.
People with information about the Evaders should contact the Office of the Attorney General by calling the hotline -- 1-800-797-5437, by email -- firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail -- Texas Child Support Evaders, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin, TX 78711-2017. When a parent cannot comply with their court ordered child support obligations due to the loss of employment or other hardship, the parent should contact the Attorney General's office at 1-800-252-8014 to make other arrangements.
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Contact Mark Heckmann, Heather Browne, or Tom Kelley at (512) 463-2050
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