FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Brookhaven Man has answered in court for his failure to support his child, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Doyce Nevada Walley, age 43, of Brookhaven, MS, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday (April 20) for felony non-support of a child before Pearl River County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Mozingo. Judge Mozingo sentenced Walley to two years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, suspended, post release supervision, non-adjudication.
Since being indicted by the Attorney General?s Office, Walley has paid over $16,000 toward his $26,000 child support arrearage. The Judge ordered him to pay an extra $250 a month toward his back child support plus court costs until the remaining arrearage is paid in full.
“This defendant had good jobs, and there is simply no reason for his failure to support his child,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. ?We will hope the threat of jail time hanging over his head will help him do the right thing.?
The Attorney General?s Child Desertion Unit under the leadership of Director and Special Assistant Attorney General Deshun T. Martin prosecuted this case.