Child Support Evaders

News Release:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today asks for the public's help in finding fathers who appear on the Child Support Division's new Top Ten List of Texas' Most Wanted Child Support Evaders. The Evaders on the newly announced list owe a combined $681,518 in overdue child support and have gone underground to elude officials and avoid arrest for failing to pay child support.

On Monday, Attorney General Abbott met with mothers in Austin, Houston and Beaumont to seek the public's help in locating the Evaders who have avoided paying them child support. Within 24 hours after the new list was issued in those areas, Jesus Silva, who owes more than $94,000 in unpaid child support, was picked up by authorities in Pasadena. Ricardo Gonzalez, who owes more than $109,000 in unpaid child support, was arrested yesterday by the McAllen Police Department.

Today, Attorney General Abbott will be in McAllen and Bryan to unveil the new Evader list in those communities and meet with the mothers who are owed support. 

Anyone with information about a Child Support Evader should contact the Attorney General through the Web site or by calling the hotline at 1-866-EVADERS (382-3377).

For a listing of the Top Ten and more from Attorney General Abbott go to the Know More on 9 section of