Harrison County authorities arrest numerous parents in a seven day child support sweep.
Eleven Harrison County parents who were the subjects of arrest warrants because of failure to pay their court-ordered child support were arrested during a seven day-sweep that began Friday.
"Parents have a moral and legal obligation to make regular child support payments," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. "By collecting child support, we are ensuring young Texans have the resources they need to grow healthy and strong. We are grateful to Sheriff McCool and Police Chief Stan Spence for their commitment to Texas children."
This week's sweep targeted parents who are wanted for contempt of court because of their failure to pay child support. After holding a Friday evening briefing, teams of law enforcement officers were dispatched to locate and arrest the noncompliant parents. Child Support Division investigators supported the effort by providing logistical assistance to locate unsuspecting parents.
Delinquent parents arrested on civil warrants face up to six months in jail. Cash bonds posted by delinquent parents seeking release from jail are paid to the custodial parents and children who are owed back child support.
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