John Schneider finishes 3 day jail time in hours after getting arrested for delinquent alimony

It was reported that Schneider's early release, instead of the priorly discussed three-day-sentence, was the result of overcrowding in prisons.


                            John Schneider finishes 3 day jail time in hours after getting arrested for delinquent alimony
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John Scheider, the 'Dukes of Hazard' star who was recently sentenced to three days of jail time after he failed to pay his estranged wife the designated amount of alimony, was released after serving a mere few hours inside the jail, according to reports. 

The 58-year-old was released from the Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday, and it was reported that his early release, instead of the priorly discussed three-day-sentence, was the result of overcrowding in the prisons.

However, the actor still has to pay back the money as well as do community service for his failure to make payments on time.

The actor was sentenced to the jail time in the Los Angeles County Jail on Monday, TMZ reports. As per the publication, Schneider was called in after he failed to pay the spousal support due to his estranged wife, Elvira 'Elly' Schneider. 

John Schneider and Alicia Allain attend 'You're Gonna Miss Me' premiere sponsored by Visit Tucson on May 13, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona. (Jason Wise/Getty Images for Funimation Entertainment)

Schneider and his estranged wife Elvira have been separated ever since she filed for divorce in 2014. The couple got married in the year 1993 and share three children together, two of whom are Elvira's children from her previous marriage.

"I'm disheartened with the system but my head's up, and I'm going to go do what I have to do and make it through the next couple of days," the actor had said at the time, adding, "It's common sense versus entitlement. I've worked seven days a week, 80 hours a week, at least since 1978," he said as he was preparing to turn himself in.

"I have, as every working person has, a mountain of debt that was attached to my dream. And there's a group now that somehow feels they're entitled to life or even luxury without work and the judicial system apparently agrees with that."

In February, it was reported that a judge had given Schneider grace priod until March 14 to pay more than $150,000 in support to Elvira.

Actor John Schneider attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

 

At the time, it was said that the judge ordered the actor to transfer his Apple Valley property to Elvira in a bid to resolve the property’s tax liens. However, Schneider failed to comply.

"If I had it [money], I would've given it to her just to let this go away but I don't have it," he said in his interview after the jail time was announced. "Hopefully this is evidence of that."

The actor, who is widely known for his role in 'Smallville', also mentioned that he had received a phone call from his dear friend, "The Haves And The Have Nots" creator Tyler Perry. "[Tyler and I] agree on this very important thing: They can take your stuff but they cannot have your dream," Schneider said recalling his earlier conversation with Perry. 

"He is a dreamer and a liver of his dreams, and I am the same and we are of one spirit. So these next three days are going to fuel my dream, not damage it in any way."