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Sheriff's Department arrests 28 fathers for alleged unpaid child support

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Published on: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By Jim Davis

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department arrested 28 fathers who allegedly owe several hundred thousands of dollars in child support.   

The Sheriff’s Department Child Support Enforcement Division held its annual Father’s Day operation.

Deputy Sheriffs attempted to serve warrants at 93 residences throughout Prince George’s County during the two-day operation. They apprehended 28 suspects and closed 32 warrants — 30 child support and two criminal warrants.

The suspects arrested during the operation owe $446, 221.96 in total.

“The partnership we have developed with the State’s Office of Child Support Enforcement has helped to facilitate the collection of $77.8 million in back child support this year,” Sheriff Melvin C. High said. “Our agency is proud to be a partner in any efforts aimed at assisting families affected by the non-payment of child support or reducing the amount of open Prince George’s County warrants.”

The initiative was conducted June 18 and June 19. It included deputies from the Child Support Enforcement, Domestic Violence Intervention and Prisoner Transport divisions.

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