GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - George County Sheriff Dean Howell said two fathers are wanted by his office because they've failed to pay their child support.
According Howell, the two fathers are Derron Knight, 34, of Maple Street in Lucedale and Gregory L. Bolton, 45, of Bolton Loop in Beaumont.
Once the two are arrested, Howell said, they'll have to pay a purge amount. He said the purge amount is 25 percent to 50 percent of the back child support owed. The purge amount won't relieve them from owing the remainder of any back support.
Knight's purge amount is $2,000 and Bolton's child support is $5,000.
In addition to paying the purge amount, the two will be jailed for an undetermined amount of time before they are released, Howell said.
Bench warrants for non-payment of child support were issued on Monday in chancery court for Knight and Bolton.
Sheriff Howell said publishing parents who owe child support in the media has helped the sheriff's office in locating them. He said their arrests give the family an opportunity to recoup at least the back child support they owe. Howell said hopefully doing the right thing and taking care of their children beats spending weeks and sometimes months behind bars.
If you know the whereabouts of these two please contact the George County Sheriff's Office at 601 947-4811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 to make an anonymous tip.