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Child Support Evader: Dickie Lee Davis

CHILD SUPPORT EVADER DICKIE LEE DAVIS Owes: $36,262 Last Address: Victoria, TX Occupation: Industrial cleaning/General Labor Born: 07/12/49 Height: 5' 7" Weight: 200 Color of Eyes: Brown Color of Hair: Brown Race: Caucasian Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find Child Support Evader Dickie Lee Davis, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Davis owes $36,262 for the care of his 17-year-old son living with the mother in Victoria. Davis was added to the Attorney General's "Most Wanted" list in May 2004. He has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest on his Attorney General child support case. In June 1997, Davis was ordered to make child support payments of $245 per month. When he failed to make a single payment, the Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit to enforce the court order. In August 2000, a Victoria County judge found Davis more than $23,000 behind on his payments. The judge increased the monthly payments by $155 to cover current and past due child support, and placed Davis on probation to monitor his compliance with the new order. When Davis failed to comply with the terms of his probation, an arrest warrant was issued. Davis has not made a child support payment since August 2002. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on a parent's child support debt, he now owes more than $36,000. Local law enforcement officers and Special Enforcement Operations investigators from the Attorney General's Child Support Division have searched the state for Davis, who, when not living with friends, is reported to avoid detection by cruising the state in a motor home. Relatives may be providing cover by allowing Davis to use their addresses to receive mail. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of Dickie Lee Davis. The Child Support Evaders on the most wanted 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. Visit the agency's Web site 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. 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377)