Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the arrest of 35-year-old Jimmy Allen Parish for failing to pay child support for the past 11 years.
Parish, of Magee, was arrested Tuesday by the Simpson and Harrison County Sheriff’s Offices after being indicted by a Harrison County Grand Jury on one felony count of non-support of a child. The indictment states he willfully neglected or refused to support his child for almost 11 years. He was booked into the Simpson County Jail awaiting transfer to Harrison County. Investigators Michael Stevens and Johnny Watkins with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division assisted in the arrest.
Hood’s office did not specify the amount of child support owed by Parish, but did say he faces up to five years in prison, restitution, and a $500 fine.
This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit which pursues the state’s most flagrant cases.