October 27, 2020

Two delinquent dads must pay a combined $43,000 in back child support

Two men were sentenced in separate cases for failing to pay a combined total of more than $43,000 in child support to their children, Attorney General Jim Hood’s office announced Tuesday.

Antoine Spillman, 40, of Louisville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of non-support of a child.

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced Spillman to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended and five years of supervised probation for both counts. Spillman must repay more than $30,000 for 7 years’ worth of missed child support payments.

William “Riche” Hennington, 49, of Brookhaven, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of non-support of a child. Lincoln County Circuit Court Senior Judge Frank Vollor sentenced Hennington to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended and five years of supervised probation for both counts. Hall must repay $13,927.65 for 10 years’ worth of missed child support payments.

“Our office will always demand full restitution from deadbeat parents who chose not to provide the lawful financial support for their children,” said General Hood. “We thank both Judge Arthur and Judge Vollor for holding both of these men accountable for what they owe their children.”

These cases were prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Dana Sims of the AG’s Child Desertion Unit and Brad Oberhousen of the AG’s Public Integrity Division.

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.