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Child Support Evader: David Martin

CHILD SUPPORT EVADER DAVID MARTIN Owes: $290,425 Last Address: Floydada, TX Occupation: Chiropractor Born: 02/15/55 Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160 Color of Eyes: Blue Color of Hair: Brown Race: Caucasian Attorney General Greg Abbott needs your help to find David Martin, one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Martin, who was named a Child Support Evader in March 2002, owes more than $290,000 for his two children's care. He has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest on his child support case. Martin ran a chiropractic clinic when he divorced the children's mother in May 1991. At that time, he was ordered to make child support payments of $3,500 a month. He did not make a single payment. By April 1997, a Carson County judge found that Martin owed more than $150,000 in unpaid child support. The judge reduced Martin's monthly payments to $1,500, and ordered the delinquent father to make a one-time payment of $1,000 by May 5, 1997. When Martin failed to follow the judge's order, an arrest warrant with a $50,000 cash bond was issued. Due to missed payments and interest that accrues on unpaid child support, Martin now owes $290,425 in unpaid child support. Martin may be hiding in or around the Floydada area, northeast of Lubbock. There have also been reported sightings in Costa Rica. Martin is most likely working for cash to avoid garnishment of wages to pay child support. Contact the Attorney General's Office at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377) to report information that may lead to the arrest of David Martin. 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)