Failure to Pay, Run from Arrest Alleged

Laurens County Family Court and the Sheriff’s Office yesterday placed a Clinton man in the Johnson Detention Center. 39-year-old Thomas Richard Branham of 44 Bar-b-Villa Road, Clinton is charged with Failure to Appear in Family Court and Failure to make required support payments. Branham was served with a Bench Warrant citing contempt for failure to make support payments. He was ordered to pay over $10,800 against arrearages. He is also charged by the Sheriff’s Office with Resisting Arrest. A warrant states that on September 26, 2012 Thomas Richard Branham willfully opposed or resisted arrest by running out a back door after being told he was under arrest.

Branham was facing arraignment on the Resisting Arrest charge today.