22 arrested in in raids, charged as deadbeat dads Men charged with owing $88,200 in child support

November 22, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County deputy sheriffs arrested 22 men in raids throughout the county yesterday on deadbeat-dad charges. The men were charged with being a total of more than $88,200 in arrears in child support payments, deputies said.

The raids began about 3 a.m. and continued until 11 a.m. Among those arrested was a man charged with being $11,209 behind in child support payments, three charged with owing more than $7,000 each and four charged with owing more than $6,000 each, according to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff George F. Johnson IV said yesterday that the arrests were part of an annual sweep conducted with the Northeast Sheriffs Association in states throughout the Northeast.

"We usually do it around this time of year, around the holiday season, to try to generate some money coming back into these houses," he said.

The men were taken to the Anne Arundel Detention Center, where they will remain until they make "purge payments," minimum payments toward the amounts they owe, he said. The payments are set by a District Court judge, who bases the sum partly on the amount in arrears.

The purge payments, which go to the county domestic relations division, would total more than $18,925, including $4,225 from one parent. Most of the money would be sent to custodial parents after a hearing.

Johnson said his agency, which arrests about 900 parents annually for failing to pay child support, wants to hold parents responsible for their children.

"We need to make people aware that we're going to be persistent in our approach to get them to pay their child support," Johnson said. "We're going to get these people to live up to their obligations."

Those arrested and the amounts they are charged with owing are:

Carl E. Collins, 41, of the first block of Bens Drive in Annapolis, $3,535.

Irvin Aris Crowdy, 26, of the 400 block of Admiral Road in Annapolis, $4,601.

Melvin Davis, 25, of the 2300 block of Garden Gate Lane in Annapolis, $1,184.

Reginald Downs, 33, of the 800 block of Brook Court in Annapolis, $1,500.

Ricki Elmore, 38, of the 1800 block of E. Copeland St. in Glen Burnie, $1,000.

Dwight Grimes, 36, of the 1400 block of Park Road in Edgewater, $500.

Michael C. Happel, 39, of the 200 block of Circle Road in Pasadena, $7,361.

Gilbert C. Jones, 39, of the 200 block of Gross Ave. in Annapolis, $6,702.

James W. Keller, 35, of the 1100 block of Lake Heron Drive in Annapolis, $1,500.

Tayio T. Matthews, 30, of the 700 block of Newtown in Annapolis, $11,209.

Michael McCauley, 36, of the 700 block of Pontiac Ave. in Brooklyn Park, $7,429.

James Henry Moyer, 44, of the first block of Glen Ridge Road in Glen Burnie, $2,001.

James L. Munson, 45, of the 800 block of Selby Blvd. in Edgewater, $4,225.

Charles F. Murphy, 36, of the 5700 block of Magie St. in Brooklyn Park, $7,895.

Boyd Null, 22, of the 7800 block of Americana Circle in Glen Burnie, $1,653.

Virgil J. Phillips, 38, of the 8300 block of Forest Drive in Annapolis, $6,345.

Raymond Plumb, 24, of the 1100 block of Cove Road in Annapolis, $4,090.

Curtis H. Sarratt, 41, of the 1400 block of Catlyn Place in Annapolis, who was not charged with owing money but was wanted for failure to appear in court in his child support case.

Steven K. Steinmeier, 40, of the 1400 block of Chatham St. in Crofton, $6,133.

John S. Thompson, 39, of the 5400 block of Deale Churchton Road in Churchton, $6,582.

James Watts Jr., 35, of the 7800 block of Freetown Road in Pasadena, $2,000.

Demarrow A. Williams, 20, of the 700 block of Newtown in Annapolis, $836.

Pub Date: 11/22/96

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