Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive
Wednesday, January 31, 2001
CORNYN ANNOUNCES MOST WANTED CHILD SUPPORT EVADERS
Delinquent Parents Owe Substantial Child Support and Evade Arrest
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today named 10 Texans as "The Most Wanted Child Support Evaders." These Texans repeatedly fail to pay substantial amounts of child support and willfully evade arrest.
Attorney General Cornyn is going today to Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and El Paso to meet custodial parents with evader cases. These custodial parents are struggling to provide for their children without the financial support of the noncustodial parent named as a Child Support Evader.
"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 noncustodial parents who are delinquent in their child support payments. 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, court-ordered delinquent support must be 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 estimated arrears as of January 31, 2001 and last known address:
Ollie Lynn Little owes $131,848 for one child in Stephenville, Texas.
Jerry Don Posey owes $86,174 for two children in Canyon Lake, Texas.
Randy Wayne Gomez owes $41,881 for six children in Hereford, Texas.
Frank O. Martinez owes $40,676 for one child in El Paso, Texas.
Marvin Branch owes $38,403 for one child in Amarillo, Texas.
Roy Rene Villareal owes $33,829 for two children in El Paso, Texas.
Jesse Olguin owes $33,660 for two children in Lubbock, Texas.
Henry Lee Towers, Jr. owes $26,939 for one child in Paris, Texas.
Marcus Glen Smith owes $26,167 for one child in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Shawn E. Williamson owes $11,414 for two children in El Paso, Texas.
Of the 30 Evaders named by the Attorney General since July 1999, 14 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, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing Texas Child Support Evaders, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin, Texas 78711-2017.
Photos of the Evaders are available on the Attorney General's web site: www.oag.state.tx.us/child/wanted/cse_new.htm
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Contact Mark Heckmann, Tom Kelley, Jane Dees or Matt Winslow at (512) 463-2050.
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