Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive
Thursday, July 19, 2001
CORNYN ANNOUNCES MOST WANTED CHILD SUPPORT EVADERS
Delinquent Parents Owe Substantial Child Support and Evade Arrest
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today named 10 Texans as "The Most Wanted Child Support Evaders." These Texans repeatedly fail to pay substantial amounts of child support and willfully evade arrest.
Attorney General Cornyn went today to San Angelo, Abilene, and Wichita Falls to meet custodial parents with evader cases. These custodial parents are struggling to provide for their children without the financial support of the noncustodial parent named as a Child Support Evader.
"Those on the Most Wanted Child Support Evader List and anyone who owes child support should know that my office will use every legal means to see that they own up to their responsibilities," said Attorney General Cornyn. "I ask the public to assist us in finding these Evaders. If you have a tip, please call our hotline at 1-800-797-5437."
The Office of the Attorney General works with local authorities to arrest and incarcerate noncustodial parents who are delinquent in their child support payments. The Evaders are wanted on civil warrants and face up to six months in jail.
For a parent to be listed as a Most Wanted Child Support Evader, court-ordered delinquent support must be in excess of $5,000 and an arrest warrant issued. The location of the noncustodial parent is unknown, and the parent has not made any payments in the last six months. The noncustodial parent must not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings or receiving welfare benefits. To make information public, the custodial parent must sign a confidentiality waiver.
Evaders with estimated arrears as of July 19, 2001 and last known address:
Perry Lynn Thigpen owes $48,219 for three children in Abilene, Texas.
James Levan Voss owes $35,680 for one child in Arlington, Texas.
David Rentz owes $32,251 for one child in Smiley, Texas.
Juan Pablo Vargas owes $32,186 for one child in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Ronald Littles owes $22,743 for two children in San Antonio, Texas.
Albert Peschard owes $22,009 for two children in San Angelo, Texas.
Randy Kersey owes $18,825 for one child in Austin, Texas.
Mario Jose Rodriguez owes $16,093 for two children in Childress, Texas.
Herbert Anthony Daughtery owes $6,095 for two children in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Larry Glenn Lewis owes $5,025 for one child in Abilene, Texas.
Of the 42 Evaders named by the Attorney General since July 1999, 21 have been arrested or have surrendered to authorities including recent arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada; Seattle, Washington; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
People with information about the Evaders should contact the Office of the Attorney General by calling the hotline 1-800-797-5437, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing Texas Child Support Evaders, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin, Texas 78711-2017.
Photos of the Evaders are available on the Attorney General's web site: www.oag.state.tx.us
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