Office of the Attorney General News Release ArchiveThursday, October 19, 2000
CORNYN ANNOUNCES BEXAR COUNTY "DEADBEAT PARENT" ROUNDUP
74 deadbeats arrested for delinquent child support
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the roundup of 74 Bexar County parents found to be in violation of court ordered child support. Bexar County Sheriff Ralph Lopez began the roundup last Monday, Oct. 16th. Special Enforcement Operations Investigators from the Attorney General's office supported the sheriff's office in the roundup.
"With the help of local law enforcement, we will strictly enforce the laws that protect Texas children," said Attorney General Cornyn.
Sheriff Lopez assigned teams of deputies to arrest delinquent parents. As of 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 19th, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was reporting 74 arrests of parents in violation of court ordered child support. The parents are required to post bond or they will remain in county jail.
Non-custodial parents can avoid arrest by paying child support in full and on time. When a parent can not comply due to the loss of employment or other hardship, the parent should contact the Office of the Attorney General at 210-841-8450 to make other arrangements.
Parents can also obtain updated individual case information by visiting a secure section of the Attorney General's website, www.oag.state.tx.us.
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Contact Mark Heckmann, Heather Browne, or Tom Kelley at (512) 463-2050
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