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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.”



 


01/20/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition  
01/19/2015 - Man Charged with Firing Gunshots at Deputy  
01/16/2015 - Reserve Deputies Saved Taxpayers More Than $260,000 in 2014  
01/16/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man in Stabbing Incident  
01/08/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man for Stealing Pickup Truck  
01/06/2015 - Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect  
01/06/2015 - Blood Drive  
01/05/2015 - Deputies Arrest Woman for Reckless Homicide  
01/03/2015 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  
12/26/2014 - Shooting Investigation  
12/23/2014 - Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrants for Man in Attempted Robbery  
12/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Breaking Into Home Under Construction  
12/18/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Home  
12/17/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More Than 300 Winter Coats to Lexington Interfaith Community Services  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff's Department Awarded Law Enforcement Accrediation for Sixth Time  
12/03/2014 - Sheriff's Department Employees Donate 2,100 Pounds of Food and 700 Toys  
12/02/2014 - Road Closures  
11/26/2014 - Coats for Kids  
11/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Stabbing Incident  
11/21/2014 - Deputy Honored by National Safety Council  
11/18/2014 - Two Persons Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
11/13/2014 - Investigators Arrest Two Additional Men in Fatal Shooting  
11/12/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
11/12/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man in Fatal Shooting  


NEWS RELEASES


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