Montgomery County Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep Results in Multiple Arrests
It takes a lot of courage for victims of domestic violence to notify the police. When victims of battery, rape, stalking, assault, and unlawful restraint contact the police, they expect to be protected from their abuser. But, it’s common for dangerous people to continue to break the terms of their probation and restraining orders. To deter this type of illegal activity and punish those who break the law, local police officers took part in Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.
For the 13th year in a row, the nationwide sweep of law enforcement agencies worked to raise awareness for domestic violence issues. Sheriff’s deputies in Montgomery County arrested 17 offenders of domestic violence. According to a report in the Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, the individuals were arrested for violations including probation violations, possession of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault, resisting arrest, and failure to appear in court.
The sweep also involved people who’ve failed to make child support payments. One Pottstown man was arrested for non-payment of child support because he owes $6,788.68 for one child. A Limerick man was arrested for failing to pay $5,935.51 for his child. It’s unclear if their wages will be garnished, or if they will be forced to cut a check right away.
This sweep sends a clear message that it is unacceptable to violate parole and to fail to pay child support. Hopefully, these sweeps will encourage people to make their child support payments on time for fear of facing serious consequences. It may also encourage victims of abuse to take action by contacting the authorities.
If you have questions about how to protect your family from a dangerous ex, don’t hesitate to speak with the police and then with a family law attorney. You have the right to feel safe and to enforce the decisions of the court. An experienced Montgomery County family law attorney can help you exercise that right.
The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. can answer any questions you have. Contact us at (610) 645-0100.