Posted on 1 Comment

RI Sheriffs: Warwick Men Among 13 Arrested For Failing to Pay Child Support

[CREDIT: RISP] RI Sheriffs arrested 13 people this week for failing to pay child support. That included two Warwick men, Devin Lopes, left, and Thomas Villella.
[CREDIT: RISP] RI Sheriffs arrested 13 people this week for failing to pay child support. That included two Warwick men, Devin Lopes, left, and Thomas Villella.
WARWICK, RI — Two Warwick men were among 13 arrested Nov. 22 for failing to pay a combined $417,928.37 in child support.

Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare said deputies from across the state were deployed to arrest more than two dozen people who were identified by the state Office of Child Support Services as top priorities for apprehension based on the amount of child support they owed. The previously issued Reciprocal Body Attachments for Failure to Appear for Non-support for each of these individuals.

The sweep, coordinated by Lt. Christopher Reilly, commander of the Division of Sheriffs Civil Process and Fugitive Operations unit, involved three teams of deputies working with Rhode Island State Police and local police departments to target 33 locations in eight cities and towns across the state.

Chief DeCesare reported that the teams were successful in arresting 13 people, including a registered sex offender, wanted for a total of 18 cases of failure to pay child support. They used a prisoner transport vehicle as a mobile cellblock and processing site, allowing quicker processing of those arrested who were then taken to Family Court.

Chief DeCesare further stated that representatives from the state Office of Child Support Services were pleased with the results of the sweep, noting that some of those arrested made payments towards their arrears while in court today – and that money will go directly to the families owed past-due child support.

Travys Barros, 29, 376 Potters Ave., Providence, owes $12,044.02

Leo Champagne, 51, 222 Burnside Ave., Woonsocket, owes $3,002.44 (Identified as a registered sex offender)

Lucas D’Alessio, 38, of 657 Greenville Ave., Johnston, owes $6,745.69

Damon Delcore, 46, 21 Petti Drive, West Warwick, owes $10,129.65 (no photo available)

Jobin Kankam, 40, of 22 Knight St., Central Falls, owes $33,258.08 (Also wanted on a District Court bench warrant)

Kenneth Kirk, 48, 39 Vine St., Apt. 25, West Warwick, owes $46,223.90 (no photo available)

Randy Lempitsky, 36, of 10 Spruce Ave., Cranston, owes $65,635.37

Devin Lopes, 44, of 165 Smith St., Warwick, owes $20,965.51

Keith Montgomery, 42, 464 North Main St., Woonsocket, owes $99,859.95

Shawn Myers, 44, of 7255 Post Road, North Kingstown, owes $48,914.50

Aaron Simas, 39, 8 Audrey St., Providence, owes $13,714.23

Thomas Villella, 34, 12 View Ave., Warwick, owes $29,912.24 (Also wanted on a Superior Court bench warrant)

Wayne Boss, owes $27,522.79 (age, address, photo unavailable)

 Each of these individuals was brought to Family Court. The dispositions of their cases were not immediately available.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

This is a test