Lucedale man arrested for failure to pay child support - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Lucedale man arrested for failure to pay child support

Ernest Wade Creech. Source: Attorney General's Office Ernest Wade Creech. Source: Attorney General's Office
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

A Lucedale man has been arrested after failing to pay child support, according to the Mississippi Attorney General. 

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 45-year-old Ernest Wade Creech for failing to pay child support for nearly eight years.

Creech, of Lucedale, turned himself in to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Thursday following an August indictment by a Greene County grand jury on one felony count of non-support of a child, according to Hood.

The indictment stated that he "willfully neglected or refused to provide for his child between October 2009 and August 2017 in the amount of $59,685.00."

Creech’s arraignment is scheduled for September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Creech faces up to five years in prison, full restitution, and a $500 fine.

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Hattiesburg police arrest armed robbery suspect

    Hattiesburg police arrest armed robbery suspect

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-19 23:12:59 GMT
    Jarvis Anderson is wanted for armed robbery with a deadly weapon. (Photo source: WDAM)Jarvis Anderson is wanted for armed robbery with a deadly weapon. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg police need help locating an armed armed robbery suspect. Jarvis Devonte Anderson, 18, is wanted for allegedly entering South Pointe Wine and Liquor and stealing a black bag containing the store's bank deposit on Jan. 15, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. Police said Anderson assaulted the clerk and displayed a handgun before leaving on foot in the direction of Edwards Street. Anyone with information should contact HPD at 601-545-4971 or Crime Stoppers...

    More >>

    Hattiesburg police need help locating an armed armed robbery suspect. Jarvis Devonte Anderson, 18, is wanted for allegedly entering South Pointe Wine and Liquor and stealing a black bag containing the store's bank deposit on Jan. 15, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. Police said Anderson assaulted the clerk and displayed a handgun before leaving on foot in the direction of Edwards Street. Anyone with information should contact HPD at 601-545-4971 or Crime Stoppers...

    More >>
  • Brooklyn Utility Association customers under "precautionary" boil-water alert

    Brooklyn Utility Association customers under "precautionary" boil-water alert

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-01-19 23:01:49 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued Friday a “precautionary boil-water alert” affecting about 1,800 Forrest County customers of the Brooklyn Utility Association. According to the state department’s website,

    More >>

    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued Friday a “precautionary boil-water alert” affecting about 1,800 Forrest County customers of the Brooklyn Utility Association. According to the state department’s website,

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg mayor signs adoption of HPD pay scale alignment

    Hattiesburg mayor signs adoption of HPD pay scale alignment

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-19 22:49:29 GMT
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. Dozens of officers and city officials were on hand at the HPD headquarters on Klondyke Street to witness the occasion. The scale lists a starting salary per position and increases throughout the tenure. It also increases an individual's salary based on college education.  Barker hopes for it to be a ...More >>
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. Dozens of officers and city officials were on hand at the HPD headquarters on Klondyke Street to witness the occasion. The scale lists a starting salary per position and increases throughout the tenure. It also increases an individual's salary based on college education.  Barker hopes for it to be a ...More >>
Powered by Frankly