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ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 26, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A Democratic candidate for Congress turned himself in Friday on a warrant connected to child support he owes, according to a woman close to him and his campaign. Richard J. Lank was being held in the Montgomery County Detention Center without bail until Monday, when a hearing is scheduled, according to police and court officials. Lank, 55, of Middletown, Md., is one of five Democrats running for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress. The incumbent, Roscoe Bartlett, is one of five candidates on the Republican side.
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NEWS
January 25, 1998
Website leads to arrest of deadbeat dad By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer One of Washington County's most wanted deadbeat dads was caught in a computerized "web" on the Internet Wednesday. Leroy Mongan, 46, has had three bench warrants on file for failure to appear at child support hearings in Washington County Circuit Court since November 1996, according to Sgt. Doug Mullendore of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. His picture, description and the nature of his charges was posted on the department's Website in hopes that someone might see the information and reveal Mongan's whereabouts, Mullendore said.
NEWS
June 9, 1998
For years, Jeffrey Wilson Shorb stalled or delayed child-support payments, according to records filed in Washington County Circuit Court. At one time, he earned a place on Maryland's top 10 wanted list of deadbeat dads, said 1st Sgt. Doug Mullendore of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Last Wedneday, Shorb, 37, of Route 3, Box 295, Hedgesville, W.Va., walked into the judicial office of the Washington County Sheriff's Department and turned himself in, Mullendore said.
NEWS
October 23, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer For years, Rodney Dwayne Weaver stalled and delayed on child-support payments for his two children. Now, he has been sentenced to three years in prison. And not the relatively less severe county jail. The sentence handed down by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell on Thursday requires Weaver to do his time in a Division of Correction prison. Weaver, 36, of Big Pool, earned his sentence - one of the longest ever for nonpayment of child support - after years of late payments and missed court dates.
NEWS
June 20, 2009
To the editor: Research has shown when both parents are actively and positively involved in their children's lives, the children are more likely to lead healthy and productive lives. This Father's Day, we acknowledge the complementary and supportive roles fathers play in the lives of their children. Families come in all shapes and sizes - intact families, mothers serving as primary caregivers, fathers serving as primary caregivers. Whatever the situation, parenting is a team effort even more so when both parents are not in the home.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 26, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County has the highest child support collection rate in the state, with 74 percent of the money owed to children collected, but sheriff's deputies still have about 300 outstanding child support warrants. "As long as there's an outstanding warrant, we have to continue to look for them," Sgt. Paul Boyer said. All leads have been exhausted in the search for the 10 absent parents who appear in The Herald-Mail today, he said. Two deputies work full time to serve child support warrants and summonses to court, Boyer said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | October 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- About 130 employers from across Western Maryland attended a forum Wednesday morning in Hagerstown to learn about the latest employment law changes and the state's procedures for child support wage withholding, new hire reporting and other topics. The free forum was from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center and included presentations from the Maryland New Hire Registry, the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | June 5, 2000
Shortly after being hired as an office manager for a Mount Airy businessman, Chris Marshall Shifflett began helping himself to the more than $37,000 worth of assets. Shifflett Monday pleaded guilty to felony theft/scheme in Washington County Circuit Court and agreed to pay restitution. Shifflett first will have to serve 18 months in the Washington County Detention Center for the crime, which Judge Kennedy Boone described as an outrage. "You're a thief ... you violated these people's trust," Boone said.
NEWS
January 18, 1998
No. 1 deadbeat dad in Mass. arrested in W.Va. By DON AINES Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Massachusetts' No. 1 deadbeat dad was arrested this week by Martinsburg City Police. Daniel Madrid, 41, of Beverly, Mass., was arrested shortly before noon Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. He was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond, according to a news release from Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner Mitchell Adams. Madrid, described as a venture capitalist, was "more interested in the strength of his stocks than the development of his child," Adams said in the release.
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