November 25, 2020

Judge orders Mississippi father to pay more than $28,000 in delinquent child support

A Mississippi father who was arrested recently and charged with failing to pay child support for nine years of his children’s lives pleaded guilty Monday and must pay the more than $28,000 due.

Gregory Ray Hall, Jr., of Clinton, must repay more than $28,000 for nine years’ worth of missed child support payments, Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday.

Hall, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of non-support of a child. Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Michael M. Taylor sentenced Hall to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended on post-release supervision.

“Thank you to Judge Taylor for making this man pay what he owes his children,” said General Hood. “We will continue our work to ensure parents properly support their children.”

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Dana Sims of the AG’s Child Desertion Unit.

The Office of the Attorney General prosecutes cases regarding unpaid child support when all other avenues are exhausted or the case has been referred by the Department of Human Services. If you have a complaint regarding unpaid child support, please contact the DHS hotline at 877-882-4916.