Gulfport Man Arrested for Failure to Pay Child Support

August 10, 2017

Today, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 41-year-old Richard Jermaine Macklin on one felony count of non-support of a child.

Macklin, of Gulfport, was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division following a June indictment by a Jackson County Grand Jury. He was booked into the Jackson County Adult Detention Center and will be arraigned at a later date before Judge Robert Krebs.

Macklin faces up to five years in prison, restitution, and a $500 fine. A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Kimberly T. Purdie of the Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit.

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