October 24, 2020

Three men charged with felonies after years of failing to pay child support, AG’s office says

Mississippi’s attorney general says three fathers collectively owe nearly $40,000 in unpaid child support, some of which has been delinquent since 2003.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced last week the indictments of 48-year-old William Rich Hennington of Brookhaven, 41-year-old Victor Maurice, Jr. of Harrison County and 34-year-old Gregory Williams of Biloxi.

Williams and Hennington were apprehended for outstanding bench warrants, while Maurice was served his long-standing indictment. Each was charged with felony non-support of a child.

The indictments indicated the father’s owe the following amounts and periods in which the fathers did not pay:

  • Hennington, $13,263.37, September 2003 – April 2018
  • Maurice, $13,685.00, January 2014 – April 2018
  • Williams, $12,394.00, January 2011 – March 2018

If convicted, each man faces up to five years in prison and full restitution. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

These cases were investigated by the AG’s Public Integrity Division with assistance from Gulfport and Brookhaven Police Departments. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Dana Sims.

The AG’s office asks residents who have a complaint regarding unpaid child support contact the DHS hotline at 877-882-4916.