Former “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Smallville” star John Schneider is facing jail time over unpaid spousal support. Schneider has been ordered by a judge to serve some light jail time for at least a few days after not paying his estranged wife, Elvira Castle. The outlet reports he’ll spend three days in Los Angeles County jail for not paying up for delinquent alimony he owed.
Schneider was taken to court over the spousal support in February 2018. At the time, he claimed he was unable to pay because his income isn’t sufficient to make the payments. He claimed he has hit hard financial times and spent most of his money repairing his movie studio in Louisiana after it was destroyed in a March 2016 flood.
Monday’s ruling came after the 57-year-old actor missed a March deadline to pay more than $150,000. He was told by a judge at the time to transfer his property to Elvira if he couldn’t make the payments. He reportedly did not, meaning 240 hours of community service was also added to his sentence, in addition to the days in jail. Reports indicate he could be in jail as early as today.
Schneider played Bo Duke on the hit series from 1979 to 1985 as well as a handful of revivials in the early 2000s.