September 15, 2004
Tim Connolly
(617) 626-2369

Revenue Commissioner Alan LeBovidge today announced that Patrick J. Marshall, featured on the Department of Revenue's (DOR) most recent Ten Most Wanted poster, was arrested in Nashua, N.H. Tuesday night.

Marshall, 45, formerly of Gardner, owes $145,815 for the care of his three children. Research in a commercial database turned up a potential address for Marshall who had been sought by the Child Support Enforcement Division of DOR for about six years. Nashua Police arrested Marshall at his home at 33 Perry Ave., Nashua.

"This is the sixth arrest from our most recent Ten Most Wanted poster," LeBovidge said. "The poster program continues to be an effective tool in fulfilling our mission of collecting child support payments for children."

Marshall faces three felony charges: abandoning a child without support; leaving the state without making arrangement to pay child support; and failure to comply with a child support order. He is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail on $100,000 cash bail. He has refused to sign a waiver of extradition and DOR will seek a Governor's Warrant to bring him back to Massachusetts. Marshall's case was continued to October 13 in Nashua District Court.

Marshall is the sixth delinquent parent to be arrested from the Ten Most Wanted poster unveiled on February 23rd by Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey. The poster features 10 of the most egregious child support delinquents who collectively owe more than $1 million to their 23 children.

Since the Ten Most Wanted poster campaign began in April 1992, DOR has collected nearly $3 million in back child support from the noncustodial parents featured on the posters. DOR has located 91of the 103 scofflaws pictured on this and the 11 prior posters. DOR collected more than $450 million in child support on behalf of families last year.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the Ten Most Wanted delinquent parents or others who are not paying their court-ordered child support should call the toll-free tip line at 1-888-926-8337. The poster may be viewed at www.mass.gov/dor.