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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider released from jail after 5 hours for failing to pay alimony

June 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider released from jail after 5 hours for failing to pay alimony TMZ

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Former “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Smallville” star John Schneider was released from custody after five hours for failing to pay spousal support due to overpopulation.

Schneider was released from the Los Angeles County jail after serving five long hours in custody.

TMZ reported that a judge Monday ordered Schneider to serve three days in jail for failing to pay alimony to his estranged wife, Elvira Castle.

After his release from custody, the 58-year-old conservative actor told Fox News that his p[olitical leanings played a role in his brief incarceration.

“Going to jail was nothing like I ever imagined it was going to be,” Schneider said. “First of all, I was given no preferential treatment at all except they didn’t detain me with the general population.

“I was arrested, I was searched, I was handcuffed, I had my wallet and my phone and they took my belt and shoelaces and it was put into a plastic bag,” he recalled.

John Schneider was taken to court over the spousal support this past February.

At the time, Schneider alleged he was unable to pay because his income isn’t sufficient.

He also claimed that he had experienced hard financial times and spent most of his cash repairing his movie studio in Louisiana after it was ruined in a 2016 flood.

Monday’s court order took place after the actor missed a March deadline to pay over $150,000. TMZ also reported that he was informed by a judge at the time to transfer his property to his wife if he couldn’t pay up.

After failing to comply with the court order, the judge added 240 hours of community service to his sentence on top of the light jail sentence.

Schneider played Bo Duke on the hit TV show “Dukes of Hazard” from 1979 – 1985 as well as a few revivals in the early 2000s.

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