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January 21, 2019

12/28/2018 1:32:00 PM
Refusing to pay child support has repercussions

A man who has apparently refused to pay child support will now spend some time in jail.

Michael A. Murphy was placed on 22 month probation in Nov. 2016 for nonsupport of a dependent child, a D felony, and has not reported since Feb. 21, 2018. When he was originally sentenced, his arrearage was $8004.03; as of Oct. 15, 2018 it is $14,406.32, $6402.20 more than when the case was resolved.

In assessing Murphy's violation of probation, Judge Jon Webster pointed out that Murphy is 28 years old and "able bodied" and through most of his probation, he was working but still not fulfilling his obligation to his child.

"He is able to pay, just unwilling to do so."

The state attempted for years to enforce the defendant's child support obligation before it became a criminal issue.

Now, Murphy will spend the remaining sentence of 16 months (8 actual months) in the Jennings County Jail.

John Meisberger has been oreered to spend time in jail after violating probation in his child support case. He is now incarcerated and serving 45 actual days,.

Ryan E. Davidson has had his probation revoked and will serve 28 months (14 real months) on home detention at Jackson Jennings Community Corrections consecutive to a 2018 F6 case here. He had pled guilty in 2016 for nonsupport of dependent child.

Other Violations

Ethan Evans Hall has had home detention revoked and will spend 212 days or 106 days in jail for his original plea of stalking. This will be served consecutive to 2 F6 cases from 2018.

Melissa Ann Popejoy was ordered to pay $1485 for fines and fees by Feb. 15, 2019. If she pays, she will serve 1 actual year on home detention. If she fails to pay she will serve that time in jail. Both are to be served consecutive to another 2018 F6 case. She pled to meth in April 2018.

Larry M. Nanz has had 300 days of home detention revoked and he will serve them in the Jennings County Jail (150 real days). In Feb. 2018 he pled guilty to 3 counts of dealing in a narcotic drug, F5s, and was sentenced to one year on each count to be served on home detention consecutively.

David T. McIntosh has violated probation and he will now serve 12 months in the local jail for a conviction of theft, a D felony in July 2015.

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Article comment by: Kristy Betz

I wish Jon Webster was a judge in Jackson County so more would be done about the deadbeat parents here. I have fought for years with child support and two of mine are 18 and over now.

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