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Child Support Evader: Edwin Bacon Jacobson
CHILD SUPPORT EVADER
EDWIN BACON JACOBSON
Last Address: Buda, Texas
Occupation: Auto Mechanic/Concrete Truck Driver/Maintenance
Height: 5' 7"
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Edwin Bacon Jacobson, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Jacobson, who was named a Child Support Evader in November 2004, owes $21,923 for a teenage son who lives with his mother in Lubbock.
In 1988, when Jacobson's divorce became final, he was ordered to pay $100 a month for his child's care. He failed to do so, and at an enforcement hearing in 1995, his child support was increased to $360 a month. Jacobson was placed on probation in April 2000 for failure to make child support payments as ordered by the court. In 2002, he was ordered to serve jail time for failing to comply with his probation.
In December 2003, an arrest warrant was issued after Jacobson failed to appear for a court hearing. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, Jacobson now owes more than $21,000.
Jacobson, who plays the electric guitar and has been known to play on South Congress Avenue in Austin, uses the alias Jake Jacobson. He was last seen on May 8, 2005, visiting relatives in Buda.
Law enforcement and investigators from the Attorney General's Office have searched the state for Jacobson. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Edwin Jacobson.
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.