LUMBERTON, Miss. — A Mississippi man has been arrested after failing to pay child support.

Attorney General Jim Hood says 45-year-old Ernest Wade Creech, of Lucedale, surrendered to deputies at the Green County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. That after a Green County grand jury indicted him for one felony count of non-support of a child.

Hood’s office, in a news release, said Creech had failed to pay child support for nearly eight years.

WDAM-TV reports the amount in question is about $59,685.

Creech’s arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 28 at 1:00 p.m. Jail records did not indicate if he’s represented by an attorney.

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


Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com