Tennessee father of 26 children arrested for not paying child support

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FORREST CITY, Ark. -- A father from Tennessee has been  called the “worst deadbeat dad in the world."

Now, the father of 26 children is in jail for not paying child support, according to WMC.

Terry Turnage, 50, is on a $50,000 bond Tuesday at a jail in Forrest City, Ark.

Turnage has at least 26 children by 15 different women, CNN reports.

Most of them are in Memphis, where he lives, but three mothers live in Forrest City. They recently went to court to get Turnage to pay child support.

Miesha Davis, 23, mother of their 2-year-old, says Turnage was ordered to pay her $60 a week for the child, but so far she hasn't seen a dime.

After some investigating into his personal life, Davis found out why.

“It got to me when he said, 'You're my Forrest City girlfriend.' I was like, 'Your girlfriend in Forrest City?' I was like, 'How many girlfriends you got somewhere else?'”

Turnage reportedly divides his time between Memphis and Forrest City because of his work in the club business.

He told a Memphis judge he was broke, but reportedly flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook.

He flashes wads of money, puts his name on luxury cars and after a recent big birthday bash at his club bragged about having a $250 bottle of Hennessy. He said 700 people turned out for the two-day event.

Turnage is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Source: WMC/CNN

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