First child support felony warrant issued

Louisiana’s Ouachita Parish has issued its first criminal felony warrant for a woman is considerably behind on her child support payments, according to The Associated Press.

Sheriff’s deputies in Monroe are reaching out to law enforcement in other states to locate 41-year-old Mona Honaker White. She reportedly lives in Virginia, according to the media outlet, which said she allegedly owes $18,000 in child support.

Although Fourth Judicial District Attorney Jerry Jones told the AP the law making unpaid child support a felony changed in 2008, this case is Ouachita Parish’ first warrant issued since the change was initiated. Once White is located she will be extradited to the parish.

The news source did not say how many children White has or who has primary custody of them.

The statute of limitation to enforce a child support order in Louisiana is 10 years. Payments may be necessary beyond age 18 if a child is a full-time student in good standing and is a dependent to either parent.