Terry Turnage
Memphis Police Department

A 50-year-old man who has fathered 26 children with 20 different women has been ordered to pay child support to the mother of a 2-year-old boy in Arkansas,  the Smoking Gun reports, citing court documents.

The man, Terry Turnage of Memphis, Tenn., was ordered this month to pay $60 per week to the mother of the pair’s son. The support order came after a paternity complaint was filed on behalf of the mother by Arkansas’ Office of Child Support Enforcement, the court news site says.


A circuit court judge also ordered Turnage to “maintain health care insurance” for the child “when reasonably available” through his employer and pay $365 in court fees, according to the report.

Besides the mother of the 2-year-old, two other Arkansas women have recently secured child-support orders against Turnage, who made headlines recently for impregnating a series of Tennessee women—many of whom also have secured child support orders to which Turnage has failed to adhere, the report says.

According to Arkansas court records, state officials have filed income-withholding notices with a Memphis company that operates a McDonald’s restaurant where Turnage has supposedly worked and earned $247.28 weekly, the report says.

The Smoking Gun notes that Turnage has a stake in a Forrest City, Ark., nightclub that lists its owner as Turnage’s son, Terry Jr.


“The elder Turnage is a regular at Club Envy, where he last month hosted a two-day party celebrating his 50th birthday,” the site writes. “The club’s address is listed as Turnage’s residence in some court papers.”

Read more at the Smoking Gun.

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