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John Schneider released from jail in alimony dispute

13 June 2018

Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider is headed to jail and for real this time. He reportedly did not, meaning 240 hours of community service was also added to his sentence in addition to the days in jail.

According to TMZ, 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. TMZ notes that he was told by a judge at the time to transfer his property to Elvira if he couldn't make the payments.

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

Schneider married Castle in 1993, and have been separated since she filed for divorce in 2014. Most of his money went toward repairing his Holden studio, which was heavily damaged in the Louisiana flood of 2016, the report stated.

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John Schneider and Tom Wopat in Dukes of Hazzard

The erstwhile Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard" owes more than $150K in delinquent alimony to his estranged wife, Elly Castle.

A Dukes of Hazzard reunion and tour was canceled after Schneider's co-star, Tom Wopat, was arrested for indecent assault and battery in August.

As The Blast first reported, Schneider was found guilty of contempt earlier this year for failing to pay $185,000 in back spousal support. He also claims that she "never attempted to work or even find work" during their marriage. She'd previously requested $31K a month.

John Schneider released from jail in alimony dispute