NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Montgomery County officials say they’ve arrested seven “deadbeat” parents who failed to pay a combined total of $71,331.71 in child support.
The overnight sweep during the early morning hours of June 3rd yielded the arrest of seven males. One of those men, Jeremy Bowers of Phoenixville, was also wanted in Berks County for simple assault and failure to appear.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
Fourteen deputies, including two K9 units, canvassed the towns of Norristown, Pottstown, Collegeville and Phoenixville as well as other areas of Berks and Chester counties with a list of 27 people who owed child support.
One of the detainees, James Licwinko, owed a total of $36,447.67 in child support for two kids – the most of anyone netted.
Five people who were not captured during the raid are now on the office’s “Most Wanted” list for Domestic Relations:
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“As always, we encourage defendants to turn themselves in so that they don’t have to see their name and picture plastered all over television and social media,” says Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono.