Crime

44 Pulaski residents charged with not paying child support

Police have arrested more than 20 people charged in Pulaski County with not paying child support and are searching for others as part of an enforcement roundup, local prosecutors announced.

A total of 44 people were charged. Police from several agencies began arresting them June 16 and have found about half of them, Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield said in a news release Wednesday.

The suspects were charged with flagrant non-support. All were given the opportunity to pay before being charged, but they didn't, Hatfield said.

All of those charged owed at least $1,000 in back child support. One person owed $42,000, according to the release.

One person arrested June 16 quickly posted a bond of more than $7,000, and another posted more than $9,000, which will be applied to their child-support debt, Hatfield said.

Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery's office, which prosecutes felony non-support, also took part in the roundup.

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