SIOUX FALLS - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it has arrested a man accused of failing to pay more than $68,000 in child support in South Dakota.

The department says its agents and local officers in Great Falls, Mont., arrested Dennis J. Thomas on Wednesday on an outstanding federal warrant from 2009. Thomas on Thursday was ordered to be transported back to South Dakota by the U.S. Marshals Service.

HHS says that the department's Sioux Falls investigative team got a lead in early January that Thomas might have been living in Montana and used surveillance to confirm the tip.

According to the court papers, Thomas is accused of failing to pay from January 2007 until the indictment in December 2009.

Attorney information for Thomas was not immediately available.

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