12 deadbeat dads indicted for owing big bucks in child support - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

12 deadbeat dads indicted for owing big bucks in child support

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that twelve defendants were indicted for failure to pay child support.

The twelve defendants owe a combined $214,270.65 in child support. The charge of criminal non-support is a fifth degree felony which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. These indictments are a result of a joint investigative effort by the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.  

  1. Jeffery Walters, 42, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was indicted on three (3) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $39,882.44 for his 20-year-old child. Two hearings were held in Domestic Relations Court between 1997 and 2009. The last voluntary payment was made on August 4, 1997, in the amount of $149.00.

  2. Dale Williams, 46, of Cleveland, was indicted on two (2) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $29,375.68 for his 18-year-old child. Five hearings were held in Domestic Relations Court between 1998 and 2011. The last voluntary payment was made on June 3, 2009, in the amount of $244.80.

  3. Tim Ballom, 49, of South Euclid, was indicted on three (3) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $21,840.62 for his 13-year-old child. Two hearings were held in Domestic Relations Court between 2003 and 2009. The last voluntary payment was made on October 29, 2004, in the amount of $150.09.

  4. Darnell Davis, 43, of Cleveland, was indicted on one (1) count of criminal non-support. He owes $21,501.90 for his 22-year-old child. Four hearings were held in Domestic Relations Court between 1997 and 2010. The last voluntary payment was made on August 27, 2007, in the amount of $286.61.

  5. Macarthur Harrell, 32, of Cleveland, was indicted on two (2) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $19,381.63 for his two children ages 9 and 10. One hearing was held in Domestic Relations Court in 2009.  No payments have ever been made on this case. Harrell was arraigned on June 15, 2011. Bond was set at $1,500. Harrell was indicted in a separate case on charges of kidnapping and domestic violence.

  6. Thomas Menefee, 49, of Canton, was indicted on two (2) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $19,094.87 for his two children ages 11 and 13. One hearing was held in Domestic Relations Court in 2009. The last voluntary payment was made on September 22, 2008, in the amount of $95.23.

  7. Simeon Rolle, 42, of Lorain, was indicted on one (1) count of criminal non-support. He owes $13,473.41 for his 14-year-old child. Two hearings were held in Juvenile Court between 2007 and 2008. The last voluntary payment was made on July 11, 2008, in the amount of $60.00.

  8. Gary Ferrone, 57, of Cleveland, was indicted on two (2) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $12,901.40 for his 15-year-old child. Five hearings were held in Juvenile Court between 2003 and 2009. The last voluntary payment was made on July 11, 2008, in the amount of $500.00.

  9. Regina Petite, 43, of Cleveland, was indicted on six (6) counts of criminal non-support. She owes $10,798.49 for her three children ages 10, 15, and 17. Two hearings have been held in Domestic Relations Court between 2005 and 2008. No payments have ever been made on this case.

  10. Robert Roupe, 37, of Lakewood, was indicted on two (2) counts of criminal non-support. He owes $10,239.31 for his 17-year-old child. Two hearings were held in Juvenile Court between 2006 and 2010. No payments have ever been made on this case.

  11. Nathaniel Summers, 30, of Warrensville Heights, was indicted on one (1) count of criminal non-support. He owes $9,794.34 for his 4-year-old child. Two hearings were held in Juvenile Court between 2008 and 2009. No payments have ever been made on this case.

  12. Walter Skora, 48, of Cleveland, was indicted on one (1) count of criminal non-support. He owes $5,986.56 for his 10-year-old child. Four hearings were held in Juvenile Court between 2003 and 2010. The last voluntary payment was made on December 20, 2010, in the amount of $200.00.
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