3 on Aiken 'deadbeat dad' list located

Thursday, July 23, 2009 7:26 PM
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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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lew767
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lew767 07/23/09 - 08:24 pm
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Where is the list? I know a

Where is the list? I know a few dead beats

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/23/09 - 08:33 pm
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If you can't afford to have

If you can't afford to have kids, then don't!!! We as taxpayers do not want to support some deadbeat [filtered word] kids, we have our own families to support. People that far behind in payments should be sterilized so they can not have anymore. These people know on kids #'s 2, 3, 4, 5 etc... they couldn't afford the first one, but have more anyway. [filtered word]'s!!! And most of them are absentee parents just to get out of the financial responsibility and care more about money than their kids!!!!!!

struggling parent
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struggling parent 07/23/09 - 10:37 pm
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whoop whoop whoop why wasn't

whoop whoop whoop why wasn't this done before now........

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/24/09 - 12:30 am
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Let me guess, it was a

Let me guess, it was a deadbeat parent that had my comment removed!!!!! There wasn't anything offensive in that unless you are a deadbeat parent!!!!!! If that's the case.... truth hurt???? To bad, don't keep producing kids you won't take care of!!!!!! HAHA

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