Vicksburg man ordered to pay more than $40K in back child support

Published 7:08 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

A Vicksburg man will have to pay nearly $41,000 in back child support in a case prosecuted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit and special AG Kimberly Purdie.

Alan Wayne Osborne, 57, of Vicksburg, was sentenced last week to pay $40,925.00 in back child support after failing to make payments for nearly two years, according to a press release from Attorney General Jim Hood’s office.

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Osborne pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday before Warren County Circuit Court Judge James Chaney. He was also sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with five years suspended, and seven years supervised probation under the non-adjudication statute. He was ordered to pay a $100 investigative fee to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and a $100 assessment to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.

Osborne turned himself in to authorities on July 12 after being indicted by a Warren County grand jury in May on one count of felony non-support of a child.

“This prosecution shows our office’s commitment to Mississippi’s children,” said Hood. “Children need the support of both parents, and I thank Judge Chaney for requiring this man to pay back what he legally owes his child.”