Weekly AG Newspaper Columns
Child Support Evader: Marcos Blaine Snodgrass
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
MARCOS BLAINE SNODGRASS
Last Address: Bryan, Texas
Height: 5' 11"
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Marcus Blaine Snodgrass, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Snodgrass, who was named a Child Support Evader in December 2004, owes $76,391 for two sons and a daughter.
In September 1992, when Snodgrass' divorce became final, he was ordered to pay $655 a month for the care of his children. Snodgrass failed to obey the court order and in November 1993, an enforcement hearing was held where Snodgrass was found to be more than $4,800 in arrears.
In February 1996, Snodgrass was found to be in contempt of court for failing to pay his child support. He received a suspended jail sentence and was placed on probation. An arrest warrant was issued in January 1997, after Snodgrass failed to appear at a court hearing to address his child support arrears.Snodgrass has not made a child support payment in more than eight years. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, he now owes more than $76,000 in unpaid child support.
Law enforcement and investigators from the Attorney General's Office have searched the state for Snodgrass. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to his arrest.
Child Support Evaders are 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. 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
CHILD SUPPORT EVADERS
Criteria for a parent to be named 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
Because we must make Child Support information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.