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15 arrested during Gregg Co. child support round-up

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GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Gregg County authorities arrested 10 individuals for failure to pay child support during a sweep Tuesday morning. Five others were also arrested on the same charge during a round-up conducted in March.

Those arrested Tuesday morning include:
  • James Edward Smith, 42
  • Sylvia Darlene Gonzalez, 26
  • Benjamin Wazell Taylor, 32
  • Rufus Earl Humpheries, Jr. , 39
  • Albert Johnson, Jr., 64
  • Adarius Qunta Davenport, 34
  • Michael Gene Duxbury, Jr., 31
  • Jesse Lee Martinez, 24
  • Mykia Delores Pauley, 24
  • Joshua Lee Sullivan, 33
The five who were arrested during the previous round-up include:
  • Brian Keith Moore, 39
  • Christie Lynne Cochran, 46
  • Harold Lynn Palmer, 42
  • Jerry Lee Maines
  • Jerrall Fagans, Jr. 37

The Gregg County Sheriff's Office said each of these individuals violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Tuesday's sweep focused on parents who were the subjects of arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support.

Law enforcement agents held a 4:30 a.m. briefing to kick off the sweep in an effort to locate and arrest the noncompliant parents before they had a chance to leave their homes for the day.

The 15 arrested now face up to six months in jail. Cash bonds paid by the delinquent parents will be paid to the custodial parents and children who are owed back child support. 

To avoid the embarrassment of arrest at home or work, parents with child support warrants should contact the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office. Parents who have fallen behind on their child support payments – but are not subject to warrants for their arrest – should immediately contact the Attorney General’s Child Support Division at (800) 252-8014 to make payment arrangements.

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