Deadbeat parents arrested in Montco surprise sweep

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Law enforcement in Montgomery County rounded up nearly a dozen suspected deadbeat parents.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- Montgomery County's sheriff announced that nine people were arrested overnight in a surprise sweep of suspected deadbeat parents.

They were brought into the county courthouse in Norristown Wednesday morning.

Some covered their faces; one was just in his underwear.

"One of the individuals was found hiding in the closet," Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono said.

Around 1:00 a.m., sheriff's deputies went out with 22 warrants in hand.

They served eight of those warrants.

A ninth person was arrested by local police.

The total amount of arrears for those arrested was $66,382.90, representing nine children.

However, some parents remain at large.

"Turn yourself in. We send a notice out to you. Turn yourself in to our office before we come out and drag you in," Sgt. Joanne Plasterer of the Warrants Division said.

For the list of those still wanted by the Montgomery County sheriff's department, visit