On Friday, January 23rd the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Child Support Division of the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services, conducted a roundup of court issued warrants related to the non-payment of and non-compliance of court ordered child support.
The Roundup was a joint effort, consisting of over 10 Deputies and officers of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and Middleport Police Department, along with the Child Support Enforcement Agency and supporting staff.
Thanks to the hard efforts of those individuals, 9 arrests were made with one resulting in the discovery of an active methamphetamine cook. In all, the program resulted in over 20+ payments of child support that otherwise had been delinquent or not paid to date.
Sheriff Keith O. Wood is quoted as saying: “I believe whole heartedly in this program because it shows the County that we will hold those individuals accountable to support their children.”
Chris Shank, Director of the Meigs County Job and Family Services agreed saying it is important that child support orders be enforced and commended all those involved for working as a team to make the round-up a success. Agents of child support enforcement are able to take legal action against a noncustodial parent for non-payment.
The arrests Friday resulted in the arrest of 8 males and 1 female. The Sheriff’s Office and Child Support Enforcement will be conducting more roundups sporadically throughout the upcoming years.