3 on Aiken 'deadbeat dad' list located

AIKEN -- Three men on a "Deadbeat Dads" list that the Aiken County Sheriff's Office released Wednesday have now been located.

In one case, Aiken County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers said police acted on a tip and were able to arrest John Allen Odom Sr. on a family court bench warrant. Mr. Odom's last known address was on Broad Street in Augusta.

"He owed over $100,000," Sgt. Myers said.

In the second case, Sgt. Myers said Steven Anthony Simon, who had a last known address in Graniteville and one in Columbia, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday.A third man, James Cochran, was also located, he said.

The "Deadbeat Dads" list issued earlier in the week featured 12 men, each accused of owing more than $50,000 in child support payments. Sgt. Myers said the sheriff's office has been pleased with the result of the list so far.

"That was a pretty quick turnaround," he said of Thursday's two arrests.

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