Weekly AG Newspaper Columns
Child Support Evader: Brad Henderson
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER BRAD HENDERSON
By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Last Address Beeville, Texas
Occupation Correctional Officer/General Laborer
Height 5’ 11”
Weight 178 lbs.
Color of Eyes Blue
Color of Hair Blond
Feature Large tatoo of a woman on right arm
ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ABBOTT needs your help to find Child Support Evader Brad Henderson, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. He was named a Child Support Eva-der in December 2005. He owes over $99,000 for the care of three daughters, who live with their mother in Beeville.
In 1998, when Henderson and the girls’ mother divorced, Henderson was ordered to make monthly payments of $800 for his three children’s care. He did not abide by the order. An arrest warrant was issued after Henderson, although properly notified, failed to appear at a January 2003 enforcement hearing to address his noncompliance. He is wanted on a $10,000 cash bond that, if paid, will go to the mother and his children.
Henderson, who has not made a child support payment in more than five years, has turned his back on his daughters by refusing to provide financial assistance they need to succeed in life. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, he now owes more than $ 99,000.
Investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have searched the state for Henderson. He is believed to be living in the Beeville area. Contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Brad Henderson.
Child Support Evaders are being singled out because they have the ability to take responsibility for their children, but refuse to do so. Incar-ceration 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. Visit the agency’s Web site www.oag.state.tx.us to find out about other Child Support Evaders, and to obtain information about the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
MOST WANTED EVADERS
CRITERIA: For a parent to be named as a Most Wanted Child Support Evader:
• Court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000
• Arrest warrant must have been issued for non-support
• Location of non-custodial parent is unknown
• Parent has not made any payments in the last six months
• Non-custodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings
• Non-custodial parent must not be receiving welfare benefits
In order to make child support information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.