Actor John Schneider released from jail in alimony dispute

Lawrence Kim
June 13, 2018

"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is free hours after he was jailed for an alimony dispute.

Luckily for the 57-year-old actor, who is now known for his role in Smallville, he was released from jail on Tuesday (June 12) after just serving five hours of his sentence due to overcrowding. The payments were due in mid-March. He will also be required to serve 240 hours of community service.

Schneider, who has been operating John Schneider Studios in Holden, Louisiana, since January 2014, was reportedly given a March 14 deadline to transfer property to ex-wife Elvira Castle to settle more than $150,000 in delinquent spousal support and to satisfy tax liens.

Earlier this year he was accused in court documents of missing monthly support payments of $18,911 from September 2016 through May 2017.

According to TMZ, the actor could land behind bars as soon as Tuesday, June 12.

Schneider at age 17 won the role of Bo Duke on The Dukes Of Hazzard and starred on the CBS show from 1979 to 1985 opposite Tom Wopat as his older cousin Luke Duke.

Schneider was sentenced on Monday after a judge gave him a month to get his finances in order and pay up back in February.

In addition to the canceled tour and his ruined movie studio, Schneider also partially blames Elvira for his financial struggles, saying she withdrew $200,000 from their joint account following their divorce filing.

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