Oct 16, 2014 2:12 PM by News Staff
A Tehama County sweep targeting parents wanted for failing to pay child support resulted in five arrests Thursday morning.
The Tehama County Department of Child Support Services and the Tehama County Sheriff's Department conducted a warrant sweep of persons wanted for failing to pay child support Thursday morning.
In Tehama County, officials handle 4,222 cases of child support with 82 percent of those cases having past-due amounts totaling over $49 million in back support.
Four of the five suspects name were not released because the law does not allow the disclosure of names of subjects arrested for civil warrants. Although one of the suspects arrested, James Carpenter, 36, of Red Bluff was a probation violator wanted on three felony warrants including one No Bail Warrant.
When officers contacted Carpenter he resisted arrest, but was eventually detained. Officers found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.