MAN JUMPS FROM BUILDING TO AVOID PAYING CHILD SUPPORT
Wednesday, August 11, 2010— A Chicago man is hospitalized with multiple broken bones after he jumped from a third-story apartment window in an effort to elude being arrested on a warrant for unpaid child support, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday.
Ronald “Boobie” McIntyre, 35, of the 1300 block of North Hudson Street, was wanted for failure to pay $5,979.66 in court-ordered support for his children. Court records show he has 80 criminal convictions unrelated to this warrant.
Deputies with the Cook County Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Unit attempted to take McIntyre into custody Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived at a third-floor apartment where they heard he was staying, they announced their office and were greeted by a woman who said she didn’t know where he could be found. But she invited them inside and as they searched the premises, a juvenile pointed to a window. They walked to that window, looked down and saw McIntyre lying on the ground below. Though it appeared he landed on grass, it was actually artificial turf covering concrete.
Deputies ran downstairs, but a wrought-iron security gate prevented them from immediately arresting McIntyre, who was still attempting to elude them by crawling away. Deputies ordered him to give them his wrist to be cuffed, but he replied with expletives. However, McIntyre landed close enough to the gate and struggled to move, so deputies were able to reach through the gate, grab his wrist and handcuff him to the fence until building security arrived to unlock it.
An ambulance was called and deputies learned McIntyre suffered multiple compound fractures to both legs, among other injuries. He remains hospitalized, but a judge ordered him to remain free until his next court date, which is set for Oct. 19.
Records show this was not McIntyre’s first encounter with police. He has been convicted of assault 21 times, obstructing justice 39 times and has 20 more convictions for invasion of privacy.
Sheriff Dart created the Child Support Enforcement Unit in 2008 by dedicating 17 deputies to pursue the thousands of parents living in Cook County who have failed to follow court orders that they financially support their children.