Somerset Man Among 38 Busted For Non-Payment Of Child Support In Three-Day Sweep

A Somerset man was among 38 people arrested for non-support in Somerset County last month.

Mark Montgomery, 55, was arrested on Oct. 23 for owing $23,603.02 in back child support payments, according to a press release from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrests were conducted throughout Somerset County and elsewhere, according to the release. In total, those arrested owed nearly $855,000 in back child support, according to the release.

More than $21,000 in back child support payments was collected from those arrested, the release said.

A Manville resident, Garrett VanDoren, 56, owed the most with $86,568 outstanding, the release said.

“This operation was conducted to remind parents of the importance of making regular child support payments and hopefully renew their commitment to do the right thing,” Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano said in the release. “Child support is a safety net for many Somerset County families. Children depend on child support for their basic needs such as food, shelter, healthcare and back-to-school clothing. Conducting these roundups gives us the ability to better serve children and families with the financial support they need and deserve.”


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