Newberry Deputies Round Up 20 Deadbea...

Newberry Deputies Round Up 20 Deadbeat Parents

There are 27 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 4, 2007, titled Newberry Deputies Round Up 20 Deadbeat Parents. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Newberry deputies have arrested 20 deadbeat parents, and five others for separate charges in their Thursday round up.

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the real deal

Columbia, SC

#1 May 4, 2007
Being a Product of a Dead Beat Dad..

THEM SOME PUNKS....
They don't know the pain and hurt they are causing. Not just by not being the finacially..but being there period means a whole lot more..

Punks
Grandmomma

Matthews, NC

#3 May 4, 2007
I am glad they are arresting them. I don't know the solution, but make them pay for their children. I raised my two children by myself and it was HARD!! That was before family court enforced child support. If he (their Dad) can look them in the eye now ,knowing they did without while he was having a good time, then he has no real feelings for them. Mom's and Dad's both should support their children. They did not ask to be born. You made that decision.
Grandmomma

Matthews, NC

#4 May 4, 2007
the real deal wrote:
Being a Product of a Dead Beat Dad..
THEM SOME PUNKS....
They don't know the pain and hurt they are causing. Not just by not being the finacially..but being there period means a whole lot more..
Punks
Amen to this truth. Little faces looking at me and asking if their dad was coming to pick them up for the week-end. He was a no show and no call. Imagine how they felt.
Southern Girl

Irmo, SC

#5 May 4, 2007
Did you guys read the amounts? Look at this one:

"Deputies arrested 38-year-old Zachary Paul White of 3556 Creek Street in Newberry and charged him with a family court bench warrant. He is $43,501.32 behind in child support."

Award him DEADBEAT PARENT OF THE YEAR!
Michelle

Columbia, SC

#6 May 4, 2007
My question is why did it take so long for authorities to go after these losers? If the clerk of court would get a better handle on it to start with(and not just in Newberry-everywhere)then the single parents wouldn't have to fight so hard for rightful payments.
amy

Columbia, SC

#7 May 4, 2007
Southern Girl wrote:
Did you guys read the amounts? Look at this one:
"Deputies arrested 38-year-old Zachary Paul White of 3556 Creek Street in Newberry and charged him with a family court bench warrant. He is $43,501.32 behind in child support."
Award him DEADBEAT PARENT OF THE YEAR!
I think this fellow may beat Mr. Zachary Paul White there... look at this crap:

"Deputies arrested 40-year-old Elmer Gene Wilson of 307 Forest Hill Drive in Prosperity and charged him with three family court bench warrants. They say he is $21,513.78; $9,476.53; and $20,854.71 behind in child support, respectively."

Seriously, not that it excuses the people who are only a little bit behind (like the person behind a few hundred bucks), but how in holy heck do people get $20,000,$30,000,$40,000... and so on behind in their child support??? These people should have been behind bars a long time ago.

At any rate, cheers to Newberry law enforcement for making the arrests.
Robert Meek - Loris SC

Conway, SC

#8 May 4, 2007
I don't know how it really goes now, but back in the 1960's, and 1970's, one of my late cousins was always complaining that her ex didn't pay one red cent toward child support, at all.
Every now and then, she'd go to the law enforcement officials, and they'd pick him up, where he'd spend some time in jail, get out, and continue to never pay.
It got to be a joke in our family that he probably considered jail an improvment over his substandard delapidated living arrangements that he had in those wretchedly run down mobile homes he'd rent, because since he didn't work, and was a drunk, it was all he could afford.
They chuckled that at least in jail he had heating (which in Michigan, in the winter, is imperative), and three decent meals a day, without having to work to make it happen.
They figured it was an improvment, and that he probably actually enjoyed it.
It certainly never made him change his mind about not doing anything for his kids.
Ironically, as long as it wasn't money, he "was there" for them. She could call him, if they got out of hand, and he'd come over, and act the disciplinarian role of father, and since they were scared of him, they listened to him, when they would not listen to her. He'd back her up, like that, but not one red cent.
OH PLEASE

Lexington, SC

#9 May 4, 2007
Jeez!!!! Talk about some money that's owed...the ones that owed $236 and $ 375 behind, wow, glad they caught them before it got ut of hand!

“Trust No One”

Since: Apr 07

Sumter, SC

#10 May 4, 2007
Now maybe I don't understand this, but how does going to jail help these ladies get their money? I mean, I imagine some guys are just creeps that won't pay when they have the money. But I'd also bet that most of these guys can't afford to pay. So again, how does going to jail help this situation at all? Doesn't it hurt more than anything?
Southern Girl

Irmo, SC

#11 May 5, 2007
Nooze Nutt wrote:
Now maybe I don't understand this, but how does going to jail help these ladies get their money? I mean, I imagine some guys are just creeps that won't pay when they have the money. But I'd also bet that most of these guys can't afford to pay. So again, how does going to jail help this situation at all? Doesn't it hurt more than anything?
Some of theses people will qualify for work release. The money they earn will go towards the amount of money owed for support payments
taxpayer

AOL

#12 May 5, 2007
Taxpayers support the dependents of deadbeats. When someone is "behind" in support payments, it usually means the taxpayers have ALREADY been feeding their children. So, the deadbeat goes to county jail and serves a few months in "Public Works" cutting grass, working at the animal shelter, the dump, maybe even doing custodial duties at places such as the DSS complex. Babydaddy wears an NCDC uniform. SOME would rather do this than give babymomma one penny. This is an ongoing thing, not just a one-time bust/round-up.
taxpayer

AOL

#13 May 5, 2007
Southern Girl wrote:
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Some of theses people will qualify for work release. The money they earn will go towards the amount of money owed for support payments
Not "some". ALL. Anyone convicted for county-level offenses(no more than 90 day sentence or child-support conviction) works at NCDC. If they refuse, they go to MAX unit and are restricted to less than five hours of time a week outside of a small cell. Over in Public Works, they can smoke cigs and have yard time. But they do work. Hence the name of the unit. The guys in Pre-trial unit (awaiting court) are the ones that have it rough, not these deadbeats and petty-crime convicts.
Southern Girl

Irmo, SC

#14 May 5, 2007
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
Not "some". ALL. Anyone convicted for county-level offenses(no more than 90 day sentence or child-support conviction) works at NCDC. If they refuse, they go to MAX unit and are restricted to less than five hours of time a week outside of a small cell. Over in Public Works, they can smoke cigs and have yard time. But they do work. Hence the name of the unit. The guys in Pre-trial unit (awaiting court) are the ones that have it rough, not these deadbeats and petty-crime convicts.
Now thats the right idea!
More Harm Than Good

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#15 May 5, 2007
if we will just pass one more draconian law we will be able to squeeze blood out of a turnip.

The underlying problem is our current laws embolden women with children to divorce and encourages single parents.

To solve the problem, we must encourage both parents to raise their children jointly.

Robbing Peter to pay Pam only makes the situation worse.
tired

Columbia, SC

#16 May 5, 2007
Richland county needs to take a tip from Lexington and Newberry. My ex-husband had a bench warrant from Family court, he got arrested for some minor charge and Richland county let him bail out even when I called and said he had a family court warrant. They said they didn't get a hit in the computers so they had to let him go. Needless to say when they finally figured it out he was off and running again. When you have private child support order like I do they never look for them. If you are on welfare they look. It would be great if parents could rear their children jointly, but the usual dead-beat parent could care less about the child, they feel that they are giving the other parent something not even thinking of the child. If a parent will not feed their child do you think they are going to partcipate in their life.
susan

Chicago, IL

#17 May 5, 2007
Nooze Nutt wrote:
Now maybe I don't understand this, but how does going to jail help these ladies get their money? I mean, I imagine some guys are just creeps that won't pay when they have the money. But I'd also bet that most of these guys can't afford to pay. So again, how does going to jail help this situation at all? Doesn't it hurt more than anything?
Dipshit! It's meant to wake these azzholes up. Pay up or go to jail and become someones beotch. Get it?
knowledge of the system

Decatur, GA

#18 May 5, 2007
OH PLEASE wrote:
Jeez!!!! Talk about some money that's owed...the ones that owed $236 and $ 375 behind, wow, glad they caught them before it got ut of hand!
you do not know the whole story I am sure. How would you like for your job to keep a paycheck or two from you if you are supposed to be getting it. It is not all about the parents in these situations think of the children who are suffering. The last thing is that they were ordered to pay this money by a judge and that is what they are supposed to do.
OH PLEASE

Lexington, SC

#19 May 5, 2007
knowledge of the system wrote:
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you do not know the whole story I am sure. How would you like for your job to keep a paycheck or two from you if you are supposed to be getting it. It is not all about the parents in these situations think of the children who are suffering. The last thing is that they were ordered to pay this money by a judge and that is what they are supposed to do.
I thought that I was saying that it was good that they caught theses parents, esp. the ones that owed just alittle bit..don't let it get that out of hand...where did you read in my post that I disagreed with was going on????
I would much rather the paents take care of them instead of us the taxpayers!!!!!
idbd

Elgin, TX

#20 May 14, 2007
Report dead beat parents free! New support forum allows users and visitors to report non-paying parent information in child support cases. This resource will assist users to circulate and collect information about a dead beat parent's location and financial information which will be used to aid in the collection of past due child support.

VISIT http://www.idbd.info IDBD- Internation Dead Beat Database for more information!
DOLLY G

United States

#21 Mar 3, 2008
Think that is bad? I just had a court hearing in South Dakota for my deadbet ex who is presently over $104,000 behind, and I am asking for him to be put in jail so he can contemplate the universe and the three kids he hasn't even spoken to, mailed a card, or even an email to say Happy Birthday, etc to in over six years. It is all too easy for them to run up large figures because various State court systems and D.A.'s allow them poetic license so they are overburdened, the poor little jerks.

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