Mercer County targets parents who are behind in child support payments

The Mercer County Sheriff announced that his officers completed a three-day child support sweep last week, arresting 248 county residents. The sweep was part of a twenty-one county operation that took place across the state.

Officers pursued Mercer County’s most persistent “non-compliant parents” or so-called “child support deadbeats,” targeting 261 men and 27 women. People arrested in the sweep could either make a lump sum payment or set up scheduled payments as a condition of their release.

“In most every instance, those caught in the sweep had dodged every effort to pay their court-ordered child support obligations, Sheriff Jack Kemler said. “Many of those taken into custody were habitual child support evaders.”

For more information on how to file a child support complaint or resolve a child support warrant,contact Detective Stephen Mellick at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 609-989-6798 or text 609-477-3344.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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