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Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announces Child Support Roundup

Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services Launch Joint Operation

Sheriff James A. McVicker said his office working jointly with members of the Department of Social Services Child Support Unit began an early morning operation on Monday, June 10th that has so far resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals on 16 cases of Child Support Non Payment.

“We started a roundup in the early morning hours of Monday in an effort to serve outstanding Show Cause Orders and Orders for Arrest For Child Support,” said Sheriff McVicker. We work closely with DSS throughout the year and together we formed the idea of a saturation patrol to round up as many of these delinquent moms and dads as we could. This effort was lead by First Sergeant Richard Allen and Sgt. Daniel Wilkins of the Sheriff’s Office and the entire Child Support Unit with Department of Social Services.”

According to records compiled so far, 13 persons were arrested or served Show Cause Orders. Of those 16, over $7,540.00 in back payments have been collected in just one week. Since July 1 of 2018 through May 31, 2019 DSS had received purged payments for Show Cause Orders, Contempt of Court Orders, and Orders For Arrest totaling $142,785.46. This figure does not include those monies collected this week.

Among those arrested or served with show cause orders were:

Dustin McLaurin

Kaila Mote

Roman Bowen

Jimmy Kelly

Robert Rabon

Gabrielle Todd

Marlene Antone

Summer Collins

Wilton Barnes

John Drye

Everette Johnson

Timothy McKoy

Edward Lewis Jr.

“I think this is a great example of two county agencies working together to achieve a common goal,” said Sheriff McVicker.

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