Batesburg-Leesville councilman jailed for 30 days

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC (WIS) - A Batesburg-Leesville councilman will spend 30 days in jail for failing to pay over $15,000 in court-ordered child support payments, according to Family Court filings.

Stephen Demetrius Cain, 45, on Monday was arrested and sentenced to concurrent 30 day confinements and $3000 in fines on two civil contempt non-support orders.

According to court records, he owes one party $7,023 and another party $8,457.

Jail records show Cain is expected to remain incarcerated in the Lexington County Detention Center until May 18.

The district three councilman will miss the next council meeting due to his jail sentence.

Cain had previously made headlines for his actions during a 2010 council meeting.

He was escorted out of that meeting by the police after a disagreement with Mayor Jim Wiszowaty about the number of questions he was permitted to ask.

As he was leaving that meeting, he accused Wiszowaty of using cocaine. The two had been engaged in a longstanding dispute over a city water contract.

Cain challenged Wiszowaty in the town's 2009 mayoral election, but lost.

Batesburg-Leesville has a population of 5,451, according to the 2012 census.

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