PRESTONSBURG – On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputies spent the day rounding up over a dozen individuals wanted for failure to make court ordered child support payments. A total of 13 individuals were arrested for amounts that varied from $6,000 to as much as $28,000 per case. The total of outstanding payments exceeded $100,000. These arrest(s) are a result of a joint effort between Floyd County Sheriff John P. Hunt and Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley as the two county offices are working to ensure that those that have been ordered by a judge to make child support payments, but have refused to do so, be brought before the court to answer.
“Non-custodial parents, would it be a father or a mother, have a moral and legal obligation to support their children,” Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley said. “And in those cases where the non-custodial parent does not live up to those obligations then the Floyd County Attorney’s Office, along with the court system and the assistance of the Floyd County Sheriff, will take whatever action necessary to protect those children and to ensure they get the benefits that they are entitled.”
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has worked closely with Floyd County Assistant County Attorney Ann Harvey.
“The Floyd County Child Support Office is very pleased with the efforts of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department in their first roundup of individuals with outstanding bench warrants for unpaid child support,” Harvey said. “We appreciate the efforts of the Sheriff’s Department in bringing these individuals before the Court. Unpaid child support from these 13 warrants totals over $100,000.
Thanks so much to Sheriff (John) Hunt and his deputies for their assistance in enforcing child support orders. It is greatly appreciated by the child support office and, ultimately, the children who deserve to be supported by their parents.”
“I am proud to have a close working relationship with County Attorney Keith Bartley and Assistance County Attorney Jo Ann Harvey,” Floyd County Sheriff John P. Hunt. “I am looking forward to conducting future roundups as we together strive to serve and protect the children of Floyd County.”