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Barnegat Man Arrested For Owing Nearly $8,000 In Child Support

A Barnegat man was charged recently for owing nearly $8,000 in child support, police said.

According to Barnegat police:

On March 6th at 12:26pm, Patrolman Bryan Nogowski arrested Thomas Wright Jr., 44, of Barnegat on an outstanding $7,669 child support warrant issued by the Ocean County Sheriffs Department.
Ptl. Nogowski has responded to the area of the Wawa on Route 9 in response to a report of a suspicious person stumbling in the parking lot. After checking the area, Ptl. Nogowski located Wright Jr (who fit the description) in the area of the Rail Trail on Barnegat Blvd. 
Wright Jr was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail. 
Jennifer Holland March 10, 2014 at 04:22 PM
8k that's it? I'm owed 20k lol... wish he would stumble around barnegat haha
Danielle March 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Ha I know him he don't even see his kid an he thinks he shouldn't pay lol . He is an alcoholic and can not hold a job an is a very sick person. He needs to get a job an be a man.
Larry Oliphant March 11, 2014 at 04:34 PM
Thomas wake up. I know him to and he needs a lot of help.
Danielle March 13, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Larry why can't they demand he seek treatment ? When he is drunk he is so bad . His liver can't take much more. I know treatment has nothing to do with child support but how an where is he getting the money for booze ? I was close to the family until something really bad happened to my lil girl from that family .
Karen March 13, 2014 at 08:26 PM
I am owed over $40,000 from the scumbag i was married too!! Probation doesnt help, local police can care less and he only lived one town over..now he left his house abandoned and I dont know where he is. Thinking maybe ill put his picture up on Facebook!!!! Thanks Ocean County Sheriffs Dept, probation and Police for nothing!!!!!

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