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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Operation Last Chance


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington County Clerk of Court’s Office served family court bench warrants on 84 dead-beat parents as a result of mailing letters in April to persons for whom bench warrants had been issued after the persons failed to make court-ordered child support payments in Lexington County. The letters offered the persons an opportunity to resolve family court bench warrants as part of Operation Last Chance.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts and Lexington County Clerk of Court Beth Carrigg said persons who were wanted on family court bench warrants had a last chance to resolve the bench warrants on Wednesday, May 22 at the Marc H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center in Lexington.

A family court judge on Wednesday handled cases involving 36 persons who failed to make court-ordered child support payments in Lexington County, Metts and Carrigg said. Of the 36 persons who appeared before the family court judge, 11 persons received jail sentences for failing to make court-ordered child support payments. The remaining 25 persons worked with the family court judge to set up payment plans for their outstanding child support payments.

“The enhanced enforcement of court orders in child support cases reflects our agency’s mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County,” Metts said. “The failure of non-custodial parents to financially support their children creates serious quality of life issues for children.”

“Sheriff Metts and I are more dedicated than ever in today’s tough economic times to obtain financial support for children and parents who have custody of children,” Carrigg said. “Dead-beat parents will not be tolerated in Lexington County, and we will use every legal means available to provide children and parents who have custody of children with the financial support that they deserve and need.”



 


08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  
07/23/2014 - Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation  
07/23/2014 - Job Fair and Open House  
07/23/2014 - Deputy Receives Distinguished Graduate Award  
07/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/19/2014 - Detectives Charge Man with Restaurant Robbery  
07/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Women and One Man for Breaking Into Home at Gunpoint  
07/16/2014 - Reserve Deputy Training  
07/12/2014 - Detention Center Enhances Visitation With Inmates  
07/11/2014 - Deputies Arrest Teen-Ager for Breaking Into Home  
07/09/2014 - More than 70 Units of Blood Donated to Red Cross  
07/08/2014 - More than 500 Eyeglasses Donated to South Carolina Lions Charitable Services  
07/06/2014 - Investigators Arrest Three Additional Persons for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Investigators Arrest Man for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Inspection Results in Arrests of Two Men for Selling Counterfeit Items  
07/03/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/03/2014 - Book Sale  
07/03/2014 - 5th Annual Catfish Tournament  
07/03/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer and Kidnapping Women at Motel  


NEWS RELEASES


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