††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART†††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††† MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

†††††††††††††††††††††††† DOCKET NO. FD-11-2011-95

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††† TRANSCRIPT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††††††† OF

†††††† v.†††††††††††††††††††††† )†††††††† HEARING

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

JEFFREY LEONARD,††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††† ††Defendant.††††† )

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Place:Mercer County Civil

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Courthouse†††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 175 South Broad Street

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Trenton, NJ 08650

 

††††††††††††† †††††††††††Date:†† November 15, 2001

 

BEFORE:†††††

 

†† HON. AUDREY P. BLACKBURN, J.S.C.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:

 

†† DAVID PERRY DAVIS, ESQ.

 

APPEARANCES:

†††

†† JEFFREY LEONARD, Pro Se

 

†† ALEX ROTOR, Probation

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

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††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Leonard.This is the matter of Docket FD-11-2011-95, the defendant being Jeffrey Leonard, the child in question being Jasmine Leonard born November 19th, 1992, total arrearages, $11,968.12.

††††††††† There is also Docket FD-03-1611-93.The children in question being Janeil Crawley (phonetic) born February 15th, 1991, and again, Jasmine Leonard, whose birthday is November 19th, 1992.Total arrearages on this account, $9,551.87.Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Thank you, Your Honor.In the McClean versus Leonard matter, Mr. Leonard is under a child support obligation to pay $35 per week child support, plus $13 per week arrears.Probationís records of November 6th, 2001 show the most recent payment made on the account was July 13, 2001, $20.81 was paid by wage withholding.The arrears balance of $11,968.12 is split as follows:$8,343.12 is owed to Mary McClean and $3,625 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† In the Crawley versus Leonard matter, Mr. Leonard is under a child support obligation to pay $100 per week child support, plus $25 per week arrears and Probation records show the most recent payment was July 13th, 2001, $54.19 was paid by wage withholding.The arrears balance of $9,551.87 is split as follows:$4,475.42 is owned to Ernestine Crawley and $5,076.45 is owed to Burlington County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† This is a remand matter and Mr. Leonard was last heard before Your Honor October 11, 2001.The purge is $1,500 for $750 each case.

††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Leonard, what have been the results of your efforts to raise the purge amount?

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:Your Honor, I was giving my daughter money every week.I just -- me and the mom just donít see eye to eye, thatís all.I was taking care of it.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir, you have monies that were due and owing through Probation and you did not pay it.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:To make a long story short, the sooner I get on the street, I can get back to work and take care of my business.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, you didnít do it when you were out on the street before.You had a job and you werenít paying child support.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:I still have one.I have to get out on the street and get my -- and get it -- and get everything back in (indiscernible) in order for me to take care of this.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir --


††††††††† MR. LEONARD:I donít have no money to give this courtroom to get out of here.

††††††††† THE COURT:Your child didnít have the chance to get a job to take care of herself.The one who was supposed to be taking care of his child and/or children is you and you didnít pay the obligation, sir.So, you were out and you didnít do it.That is the reason that the Court believes that there should be some monies paid before such time as you are released, Mr. Leonard because when you were on the street and had the opportunity to do it, you did not.

††††††††† The Court is going to reduce the amount of the purge to $250 for each case, making it a total of $500.It must be paid before such time as youíre released --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:So --

††††††††† THE COURT:-- Mr. Leonard.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:-- so, what am I supposed to do about -- about my job now?When I get out on the street, Iím still not going to have nothing.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, Mr. Leonard, your children didnít have anything because you werenít take care of them.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:But I can correct that if you let me out on the streets.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:Thatís the small manage --

††††††††† THE COURT:-- youíre not hearing what Iím saying to you.You havenít heard a word that Iíve said.When you were out and had the opportunity to do it, you didnít.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:But my life donít stop --

††††††††† THE COURT:The Court is --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:-- because I made one mistake.

††††††††† THE COURT:Sir --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:Ainít nobody going -- Iím not--

††††††††† THE COURT:-- it is going to be necessary --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:-- nobody going to --

††††††††† THE COURT:Sir, it is going to be necessary --

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:-- (indiscernible) God and Iím not perfect.

††††††††† THE COURT:Sir.I was certainly not believing that you were perfect.After the $500 is paid, you may be released.You are to report to your probation investigator every week until the entire balance has been paid.If you mist two reportings in a row, a warrant will issue for your arrest.

††††††††† If you miss two payments in a row after you are released, a warrant is going to issue for your arrest.Do you understand that, sir?

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:Yes, maíam.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you.

††††††††† MR. LEONARD:Iíll see you on the 29th.

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††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART†††††

††† †††††††††††††††††††††MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

†††††††††††††††††††††††† DOCKET NO. FD-11-487-86E

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††† TRANSCRIPT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††††††† OF

†††††† v.†††††††††††††††††† ††††)†††† HEARING

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

CLEO MERRITT,†††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††† Defendant.††††† )

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Place:Mercer County Civil

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Courthouse†††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 175 South Broad Street

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Trenton, NJ 08650

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:†† November 15, 2001

 

BEFORE:†††††

 


†† HON. AUDREY P. BLACKBURN, J.S.C.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:

 

†† DAVID PERRY DAVIS, ESQ.

 

APPEARANCES:

†††

†† CLEO MERRITT, Pro Se

 

†† ALEX ROTOR, Probation

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

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††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Merritt --

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Yes, ma'am.

††††††††† THE COURT:-- first, please.This is the matter of Docket FD-11-487-86.The defendant in this matter being Cleo Merritt.The child in question, Toshanda Merritt (phonetic) born June 9th, 1985, total arrearages $23,379.62.There is also Docket FD-11-487-86E.The child in question, again, being Toshanda Merritt.The arrearages on that account being $1,584.There being a total of $27,963.62.Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Thank you, Your Honor.In the first matter, Merritt versus Merritt, Mr. Merritt is under a child support obligation to pay $53 per week child support, plus $25 per week arrears.Probation's records of November 6, 2001 show that in the past 12 months two payments have been made on this account, one on June 26, 2001, $7.22 and the other on June 25th, 2001, $7.97, both paid by income withholding.The arrears balance of $26,379.62 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† In the Carter versus Merritt matter, Mr. Merritt is under a child support obligation to pay $30 per week arrears.Probation records show that two payments were made in the past 12 months, $2.78 received on June 26, 2001 and $3.07 paid on June 25, 2001, both by income withholding.The arrears balance of $1,584 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.


††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Merritt, are you employed?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:No, I'm not, Your Honor.I'm on City Welfare.

††††††††† THE COURT:Why?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Why?Because I'm going through this program called Work First New Jersey and they -- I mean -- and they do help you find a job and that's why I am on there so I can get me a job through the service and I'm --

††††††††† THE COURT:When was the last time you were employed?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Last -- steadily it was at least about a year and a half ago, but after that I was, like, working, like, temporary jobs here and there, but through this program they do have a job for me that's -- at Steven's Furniture through Welfare Work First.

††††††††† THE COURT:But when you're employed you weren't paying your child support obligation.

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Well --

††††††††† THE COURT:Why not?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Okay.Like, with my daughter, I would give my mother the money directly from me to her.So, that's why I never went down there, but I was paying -- I mean, I was giving money to my mother from me to her so she can get her what she need to have and the other kids about -- my daughter's mother, she's incarcerated, so I was giving my mother the money that -- I was supposed to give her -- like, to the mother, too, but she was in prison.So, I was giving my mother money every time I got paid.


††††††††† THE COURT:But, sir, you have this obligation that you were not addressing.Is that correct?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, this Court believes that it is necessary that there be some payment made before such time as Mr. Merritt is released on these matters.The Court is going to require $500 on each of these accounts to be paid for a total of $1,000 before such time as you are released.


††††††††† After you are released, you are to report to your probation investigator every week until the entire balance of $27,963.62 has been paid off.If you miss two reportings in a row, sir --

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Uh-huh.


††††††††† THE COURT:-- a warrant is going to issue for your arrest.

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Okay.

††††††††† THE COURT:After you are released, if you miss two payments in a row on either of these accounts, then a warrant is going to issue for your arrest.Do you understand that, sir?

††††††††† MR. MERRITT:Yes, I do, Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Rotor, what is the name of his probation investigator?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:†† Warren Pay (phonetic), Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you.You may be seated, sir.

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART†††††

††† †††††††††††††††††††††MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

†††††††††††††††††††††††† DOCKET NO. FD-11-1215-95

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††† TRANSCRIPT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††††††† OF

†††††† v.†††††††††††††† ††††††††)†††† HEARING

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

JAMES THOMPSON,††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††† Defendant.††††† )

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Place:Mercer County Civil

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Courthouse†††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 175 South Broad Street

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Trenton, NJ 08650

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:†† November 15, 2001

 

BEFORE:†††††

 


†† HON. AUDREY P. BLACKBURN, J.S.C.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:

 

†† DAVID PERRY DAVIS, ESQ.

 

APPEARANCES:

†††

†† JAMES THOMPSON, Pro Se

 

†† ALEX ROTOR, Probation

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

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††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Thompson.This is the matter of Docket FD-11-1215-95.The plaintiff in this matter being James -- strike that.The defendant being James Thompson.The child in question being Jameer Merchantson (phonetic) born May 20, 1994, total arrearages $11,703.29.There is also Docket FD-11-3947-93.The child in question being Daneen Billingsly (phonetic) born April 9th, 1992, total arrearages $7,710.99 and Docket FD-11-3191.The child in question being Portia Harris (phonetic) born August 30th, 1989, total arrearages, $26,157.78.There being a total of $37,860.38.Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Thank you, Your Honor.In the first matter, Merchantson versus Thompson, Mr. Thompson is under a child support obligation to pay $35 per week child support, plus $10 per week arrears.Probationís records of November 6, 2001 show the most recent payment made on this account was on October 10th, 2001.A total of $4 and -- strike that -- oh, thatís correct -- $4.71 was paid by wage withholding.The arrears balance is $11,703.29 owed to the Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† It should be noted that a wage withholding was active between July 25th, 2001 through October 10th, 2001.The payments were substandard.There is also a gap in payments between March 7th, 2001 through July 25th, 2001.

††††††††† The arrears balance of $11,703.29 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.In the Glanton versus Thompson matter, Mr. Thompson is under a child support obligation to pay $44 per week child support, plus $20 per week arrears.Probationís records show the most recent payment made was on October 10th, 2001.†††††† A total of $6.70 was paid by income withholding.Thereís a similar pattern in terms of pay history on this account to the prior account where payments recently have been coming in through wage withholding, but they were substandard and there was a gap in payments prior to that.

††††††††† The arrears balance of $7,710.99 is split as follows:$4,431.99 is owed to Ms. Glanton and $3,279.00 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† And in the Harris versus Thompson matter, Mr Thompson is under a child support obligation to pay $87 per week child support, plus $10 per week arrears.Probationís records of November 6th, 2001 showed the most recent payment made on this account was on October 10th, 2001.There were three payments, one for $3.15 plus $4.78 plus $2.21 paid by wage withholding and again a similar pay pattern to the other two cases.The arrears balance is of $26,157.78 is split as follows:$11,606.04 is owed to Ms. Harris, the plaintiff and $14,551.74 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Thompson?

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:How did you get so far behind in your child support obligations?

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:I was incarcerated for 60 months, from Ď92 to Ď98, almost for drug possession, assault with a weapon.

††††††††† THE COURT:Okay.And youíve been out for three years?

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:And your child support obligations have not lessened.Are you employed?

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:Not now, maíam.Since Iíve been incarcerated September the 28th, I lost my jobs.Iíve been incarcerated a month and a half now.

††††††††† THE COURT:How long were you employed at your last place of employment?

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:Well (indiscernible) -- Judge Foster was getting -- taking -- ordered me to get another job so I was there that October and I started my second job in June or July.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir, the payments that you have been making for child support $1.46.

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:I --

††††††††† THE COURT:That doesnít even buy a Happy Meal.

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:-- I wasnít seeing it -- I wasnít -- it was being taken out.I was -- out of the two checks that I was --

††††††††† THE COURT:But, sir, you saw how much was being taken out.

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:But what --

††††††††† THE COURT:And certainly you knew that it was less than your obligation.

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:Miss -- Judge Blackburn, when I received the two checks after they take out -- it donít even be $100.I couldnít even help my wife pay a bill after they was -- after my money was being tooken [sic] out.I wasnít bringing home $100 out of two checks and this is working two jobs.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir, you -- there must have been other obligations because your child support obligations were $1.46 for one account, $5.40 for the other account and $2.09 for the other account.


††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:And during my --

††††††††† THE COURT:Thatís $7.95 that they took out of your pay check.

††††††††† MR. THOMPSON:-- and during the time that I was unemployed, they was taking that.That was being took and that was $180 every week.That was being took.I didnít even see that.What I was getting was a receipt and that was it.A stub, rather.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, they certainly were not taking it for child support obligations.The most that I see that has been paid on any of the child support obligations was $16 on one, $20 on the other one and certainly just -- they just donít add up, sir.

††††††††† This Court finds that it is necessary that there be payments made on these accounts before such time as you are released.The -- because you have been making exceedingly minimal payments, but they have been minimal payments.

††††††††† The Court is going to require that there be $500 paid on each of the accounts for a total of $1,500.After that is paid, you may be released.You are to report then to your probation investigator every week until such time that the entire balance of $37,860.38 has been paid.If you miss two reportings to your probation investigator in a row, a warrant is going to issue for your arrest.If you miss two payments on any of these accounts after your release, a warrantís going to issue for your arrest.

††††††††† The name of his investigator, please?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Itís Kelly Hayes (phonetic), Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you.You may be seated, sir.

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††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART†††††

††† †††††††††††††††††††††MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

†††††††††††††††††††††††† DOCKET NO. FD-11-502-01

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††† TRANSCRIPT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††††††† OF

†††††† v.†††††††††††††††††† ††††)†††† HEARING

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

DEVIN SQUARE,†††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††† Defendant.††††† )

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Place:Mercer County Civil

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Courthouse†† †††††††††

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†††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:†† November 15, 2001

 

BEFORE:†††††

 


†† HON. AUDREY P. BLACKBURN, J.S.C.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:

 

†† DAVID PERRY DAVIS, ESQ.

 

APPEARANCES:

†††

†† DEVIN SQUARE, Pro Se

 

†† ALEX ROTOR, Probation

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

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††††††††† THE COURT:This is the matter of Docket FD-11-502-01, the defendant in this matter being Devin Square.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:The child in question being Dominique Jones born July 17th, 1999.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:There are a total of arrearages due and owing of $3,380.Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Thank you, Your Honor.Mr. Square is under a child support obligation to pay $52 per week child support, plus $20 per week arrears.Probationís records of November 6th, 2001 show that no payments have been made on this account since it was established on Probationís records in November of 2000.The arrears balance of $3,380 is owed to Natalie Jones.

††††††††† THE COURT:Mr. Square, why are you not paying your support obligations?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Well, first, Your Honor, I was incarcerated.

††††††††† THE COURT:When were you incarcerated?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Like a year and a half ago.I donít know the date.

††††††††† THE COURT:I canít hear you.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:I donít know the date, but I -- been --

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, when did you get --

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:-- itís been a while.

††††††††† THE COURT:When did you get out?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Like, April -- April.

††††††††† THE COURT:Aprilof this year?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:No.

††††††††† THE COURT:April of 2000?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:Okay.When did you go in?Did-- did you go --

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:It was -- I did two months, so that would be April --

††††††††† THE COURT:So, you were only incarcerated for two months?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.Then I went to a program-- a drug program.

††††††††† THE COURT:Okay.How long were you in the drug program?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:A 28 day program.

††††††††† THE COURT:Oh, so thatís another -- that makes three months.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:So, that ended in June --

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.


††††††††† THE COURT:-- 2000?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.

††††††††† THE COURT:About.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes.But then again, Iím -- Your Honor, I was -- well, after that, my mother didnít want to put up with me no more after that so I was homeless for a while, so I resided at the Rescue Mission then I got on City Welfare.

††††††††† THE COURT:And how old are you, Mr. Square?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Maíam, Iím 32.

††††††††† THE COURT:Your mother doesnít need to put up with you any more.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:I know.

††††††††† THE COURT:Itís long since past the time that you left your motherís house.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Right.

††††††††† THE COURT:What do you think your child was doing all this time?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:I know, Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:He didnít have a option to go in and get a job to take care of himself did he?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:No, sir.No, maíam.

††††††††† THE COURT:He was depending on you to do it.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes, maíam.


††††††††† THE COURT:The Courtís going to require a lump sum payment of $500 before such time as you are released.After youíre released, youíre to report to your probation investigator every week until such time as the balance of $3,380 is paid.

††††††††† If you miss two reportings to your probation investigator, a warrantís going to issue for your arrest, okay?If you miss two payments in a row, after you are released, a warrantís going to issue for your arrest.Do you understand that?

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Yes, maíam.

††††††††† THE COURT:The name of his investigator, please?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:†† Is Kelly Hayes (phonetic), Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you.Thank you, Mr. Square.

††††††††† MR. SQUARE:Thank you.

 

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††††††††† I, JOY K. BRENNAN, the assigned transcriber, do hereby certify the foregoing transcript of proceedings on tape number F-399-01, index from 2913 to 3144, is prepared in full compliance with the current Transcript Format for Judicial Proceedings and is a true and accurate compressed transcript of the proceedings as recorded, and to the best of my ability.

 

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Date:__________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 


††††††††††††††††††††††† SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART†††††

††† †††††††††††††††††††††MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

†††††††††††††††††††††††† DOCKET NO. FD-11-1483-86

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††† TRANSCRIPT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )††††††††† OF

†††††† v.†††††††††††††††††† ††††)†††† HEARING

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

GARY DAVIS,†††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )

††††††††††††††† Defendant.††††† )

 

††††††††††††††††††††† Place:Mercer County Civil Courthouse††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 175 South Broad Street

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Trenton, NJ 08650

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:†† November 15, 2001

 

BEFORE:†††††

 

†† HON. AUDREY P. BLACKBURN, J.S.C.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:

 

†† DAVID PERRY DAVIS, ESQ.

 

APPEARANCES:

†††

†† GARY DAVIS, Pro Se

 

†† ALEX ROTOR, Probation

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

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††††††††† THE COURT:Gary Edwards, is that correct?

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Davis.

††††††††† THE COURT:Oh, Davis.That's why I can't find his -- thank you.Thanks.Now, Mr. Davis -- this is the matter of Docket FD-11-1483-86, the defendant being Gary Davis, the child in question, Anthony Littlejohn (phonetic) born June 25th, 1984, total arrearages, $21,898.15.There is also Docket FD-11-788-87, the defendant being Gary Davis, the children in question being Natanya Jennings (phonetic) born December 4th, 1977, Gary Jennings (phonetic) born on October 24th, 1978, Darvis Jennings (phonetic) born December 27th, 1979 and Ricky Davis (phonetic) born July 5th, 1981, total arrearages $22,220.04.Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Thank you, Your Honor.In the Ellerbee (phonetic) versus Davis matter, Mr. Davis is under a child support obligation to pay $92 per week child support, plus $63 per week arrears.Probation's records of November 6, 2001 show the most recent payment date was July 20th, 2000.The arrears balance of $21,898.15 is split as follows:$19,495.15 is owed to Patty Ellerbee and $2,403 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services.

††††††††† In the Wilkerson (phonetic) versus Davis matter, Mr. Davis is under a child support obligation to pay $20 per week child support, plus $10 per week arrears.The most recent payment date indicated was July 20, 2000.The arrears balance of $22,220.04 is split as follows:$20,269.04 is owed to Mercer County Board of Social Services and $1,951 is owed to Ms. Wilkerson, the plaintiff.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you, Mr. Rotor.Are you employed Mr. Davis?

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Yes, ma'am.I was as of September 28 when I got arrested.

††††††††† THE COURT:So, why were you not --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Then I worked through a hiring hall 595 -- it's a local --

††††††††† THE COURT:So, why weren't you paying child support?

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:I paid.And I --

††††††††† THE COURT:Not according to the records here, sir.

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:See, number one, my kids, they come up and told me that don't give my mom that money because we don't get it.I was taking care of my kids out of my pocket.When they needed something, I went and took care of them and not that I was trying to disregard the Court Order, but that's what I was doing.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir, you see --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:I understand that.

††††††††† THE COURT:-- you see where --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:I --

††††††††† THE COURT:-- it landed you.

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:-- I take the (indiscernible) because me and my kids, we are together right now.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir, no you're not together right now.

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:I mean not right now, but we live together --

††††††††† THE COURT:I don't see any of your children sitting over there in that --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Yes, ma'am.

††††††††† THE COURT:-- in this courtroom --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:I understand.

††††††††† THE COURT:-- and I see you sitting over there --

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Not just now --

††††††††† THE COURT:-- in an orange jumpsuit.

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:-- but I'm saying we live together.

††††††††† THE COURT:Well, sir?

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Yes, ma'am

††††††††† THE COURT:You owe $44,118.19 in arrearages.


††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Yes, ma'am.

††††††††† THE COURT:For the support of your children and when you were employed you weren't paying.You weren't paying on these obligations.On the one account the monies are owed to the Mercer County Board of Social Services that were taking care of your children.Over $20,000.You did not have the option of not to pay, sir.

††††††††† This is Court is going to require that there be a lump sum payment of $1,000 on each of these cases paid before such time as you are released.After you are released, you are to report to your probation investigator every week until the entire balance of $44,118.19 is paid.

††††††††† If you miss two payments in a row after the -- after you are released, then a warrant's going to issue for your arrest.Do you understand that, sir?

††††††††† MR. DAVIS:Yes, ma'am.

††††††††† THE COURT:The name of his probation investigator, Mr. Rotor?

††††††††† MR. ROTOR:Is Matthew Crinsley (phonetic) to my right, Your Honor.

††††††††† THE COURT:Thank you.You may be seated, sir.

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