By Joshua Huff, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville resident and local sports radio personality Jeffrey Scott Moore remains at large after the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office listed him as one of its most wanted several weeks ago, the sheriff’s office said.
Moore was placed on the most wanted list for a warrant of failing to pay child support. The failure to pay dates back to close to a decade and pertains to one of his children who is located in the Etowah County area.
According to the sheriff’s office, Moore is on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in failed payments.
“They have not reached out to us,” Etowah County Sheriff’s Executive Assistant Tammy Bean said regarding Moore’s camp. “He would have to reach out to us because we have a warrant out.”
The Trussville Police Department has agreed to provide assistance and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the warrant for Moore’s arrest.
Moore was recently scheduled to return to the airwaves on Thursday as a guest host for the radio show, “The Child Support Hustle,” but that airing was postponed for unknown reasons.
“***Update-Our interview with Mr. Moore has been postponed. Date TBD***Tune in tomorrow, 2/13 @2pm CST to The Child Support Hustle Radio Show as we are joined by Alabama sports broadcaster, Scott Moore,” the organization posted on Facebook on Wednesday. “He will be defending accusations against him being an alleged ’deadbeat’ to his now adult child, his picture on the most wanted list, and more. You don’t want to miss this show.”
The radio show and blog were created by founder Kenya N. Rahmaan to help in the fight to reform child support. Rahmaan is also the author of “The Child Support Hustle.”
According to the website, the organization “is working on writing and presenting legislation to politicians in every state that will abolish the use of debtor prisons for punishment against low-income/poor parents allegedly owing child support debt that they cannot afford to pay.”
In addition to its podcast and blog, the organization sells merchandise in the form of books and shirts adorned with motivational language such as “F**k Child Support,” which people who allegedly struggle to afford child support payments can purchase for $15.
As for people who fail to pay child support in Alabama, state law requires that employers who knowingly hire noncustodial parents are required to deduct the amount of child support from their paychecks through wage holding. Other enforcement measures released by the Alabama Child Support Enforcement Resource Center include:
- Liens may be filed against his or her property or other assets.
- Driver’s, professional, and hunting/fishing licenses may be suspended.
- A judge may sentence a nonpaying parent to jail and enter a judgment for past-due child support.
- Passport applications may be denied.
- Federal and state income tax refunds, state or property tax credits, and state lottery winnings may be intercepted.
- Delinquent support payments may be reported to credit reporting bureaus.
According to the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Alabama Department of Human Services, if a noncustodial parent is at least 30 days behind on payments then CSED can ask a court to find the parent in contempt. The parent responsible for the payments will then be notified and told to come to court. If CSED proves that the parent has purposefully or intentionally failed to pay the child support order, the noncustodial parent will be found to be in contempt of the order.
One possible penalty of being found in contempt is jail time.
Moore has been actively sought by multiple agencies for several weeks now. Those agencies have been unable to track Moore down. This follows the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office saying in the first story published about Moore that he had purposely fled his place of employment when a deputy arrived.
Moore remains active on social media.