FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS ? A Mississippi father has been sentenced for failing to support his child in Chickasaw County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Earl Elliott, age 46, of Houston, MS, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday for felony non-support of a child before Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory. The Judge sentenced Elliott to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, suspended, non-adjudication.
During the five years of probation, Elliott is to pay an additional $150 a month on top of his regular child support obligation until his arrearage amount of $17,000 is paid in full. He has paid over $3,000 toward his child support arrearage amount since indictment.
“This case is from my home county and I know if this guy does not pay what he agreed to, Judge Gregory will hold him accountable,” said Attorney General Hood.
Special Assistant Attorney General Deshun T. Martin, Director of the Attorney General?s Child Desertion Unit, prosecuted this case.