Monday, December 5, 2005
Attorney General Abbott Seeks Child Support Evaders Who Owe Combined $200,000 To Local MothersDALLAS – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was in Dallas today asking for the public’s help to find three fathers who appear on his new Top Ten List of Most Wanted Child Support Evaders. One of those men, Curtis Dutton, owes $40,599 to support his 16-year-old daughter, who lives with her mother in Denton. Attorney General Abbott met with the mother, who described the difficulties of raising her daughter without the father’s support.
Also on the list is Charles Silva, who may be hiding in Mansfield and owes $39,320 for the care of two children who live in Carrollton. Timothy Andrus owes support to a Midlothian woman’s two children, and may be in Colorado. The Child Support Evaders on the newly announced list owe a combined $554,000 in overdue child support and have gone underground to elude officials and avoid arrest for failing to pay child support.
“Curtis Dutton, Timothy Andrus and Charles Silva have turned their backs on their children by refusing to pay child support. Please help me hold these Child Support Evaders accountable by providing information that will lead to their arrests,” said Attorney General Abbott. “Parents who avoid their responsibilities to their children must be apprehended and punished.”
The Attorney General provides a toll free number, 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377), for reporting information on the whereabouts of missing Evaders. Photos of the Evaders are available on the Attorney General’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov. Many Evader arrests are made following tips from the public.
The Attorney General works with local law enforcement to arrest and incarcerate parents who are delinquent in their child support payments. All of the parents on the new list are wanted on civil or criminal warrants. They face jail time and monetary penalties for failing to pay child support.
|Timothy Andrus |
owes $144,040 for the support of 2 children.
owes $44,329 for the support of 4 children.
|Harry Bomnskie |
owes $35,556 for the support of 1 child.
owes $40,599 for the support of 1 child.
|Brad Henderson |
owes $85,198 for the support of 3 children.
owes $27,109 for the support of 1 child.
|John Lowry |
owes $30,899 for the support of 3 children.
|Max Mata, Sr.|
owes $81,747 for the support of 1 child.
|Charles Silva |
owes $39,320 for the support of 2 children.
owes $25,171 for the support of 1 child.
The Child Support Evaders on the Top Ten List are being singled out because they have the ability to take responsibility for their children but refuse to do so. Incarceration is the only option for parents who flagrantly ignore a court’s order to pay child support. The Attorney General’s office helps parents who lack the ability to pay child support by referring them to job training and employment services.
The Attorney General’s Child Support Division is directed by state and federal law to help families collect child support. The Division handled nearly one million cases and collected $1.864 billion for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31.
For a parent to be named a Most Wanted Child Support Evader, court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000 and an arrest warrant must have been issued. The location of the parent must be unknown, and no child support payments made in the last six months. The parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare benefits. The parent with custody of the children must sign a confidentiality waiver before the Evader can be added to the list.
The Top Ten Evaders, with last known address and estimated arrears:
Timothy Andrus owes $144,040 for two children in Midlothian.
Last known address: Bennett, CO
Brad Henderson owes $85,198 for three children in Beeville.
Last known address: Beeville
Max Mata, Sr., owes $81,747 for one child in Odem.
Last known address: Kahulua, Hawaii
Francisco Balderrama owes $44,329 for four children in El Paso.
Last known address: El Paso
Curtis Dutton owes $40,599 for one child in Denton.
Last known address: Post
Charles Silva owes $39,320 for two children in Carrollton.
Last known address: Mansfield
Harry Bomnskie owes $35,556 for one child in Burnet.
Last known address: Houston
John Lowry owes $30,899 for three children in San Antonio.
Last known address: San Antonio
Kurt Lindner owes $27,109 for one child in Abilene.
Last known address: Abilene
Jeffery Waisath owes $25,171 for one child in Nederland.
Last known address: Evadale
Six evaders have been arrested from the November 2004 Top Ten List. A total of 62 Evaders have been arrested or located since Attorney General Abbott took office. Anyone with information about a Child Support Evader should contact the Attorney General by calling the hotline at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) or e-mailing email@example.com.