By Wire report
Jackson, MS – A Tupelo Man has answered in court after failing to support his child, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Corey M. Mabry, age 39 , of Tupelo, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for Felony Non-Support of his two children before Lee County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner, III.
Judge Gardner sentenced Mabry concurrently on each count to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, suspended with Post Release Supervision. The Judge also ordered the defendant to pay $500 to the Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Fund and court costs.
During the five year sentence, Mabry is to pay an additional $200 a month on top of his regular child support obligation until his arrearage of $13,000 is paid in full.
“Judge Gardner told the defendant to get another job if he had to in order to support his children,” said Attorney General Hood. “He now has prison time hanging over his head if he fails to do the right thing this time.”
The Attorney General’s Child Desertion Unit under the leadership of Director and Special Assistant Attorney General Deshun T. Martin prosecuted this case.