FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - An Arkansas man indicted in Mississippi for failing to support his child has caught up on his debt, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
James Warren Wright, 39, of Boone County, Arkansas, was extradited July 20 to face one count of Felony Non-Support of a Child in Brandon (Rankin County). He was booked into the Rankin County jail where he currently remains. Monday, he turned over to the Attorney General’s office a check for the full amount of his child support arrearage amount of over $11,000.
“It is a shame we have to force people to do right by their own children, but that is the course some people chart for themselves,” said Attorney General Hood. “ We are obviously happy when we can bring about justice in these cases, whether it’s the easy way or the hard way.”
Wright currently remains in jail while the Attorney General’s Office communicates with the Court for direction as to how to proceed with the case.
The Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit ,under the leadership of Director and Special Assistant Attorney General Deshun T. Martin, prosecuted this case.