District Judge Missy Medary arrested the Grammy winner for contempt of court non-payment of child support during a hearing on August 16, and he remains in the Nueces County jail in Corpus Christi, Texas.
According to Univision’s “El Gordo Y La Flaca”, the 53-year-old musician could spend two years in prison because at the time of booking officials noticed that “A.B. was under probation for a crime he had committed years ago.” Due to violating the terms of his probation and committing another crime, he would now serve the two years in prison. The show also reported that he is not eligible for bail and the whole situation had him on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Quintanilla was listed on the Most Wanted Top 10 list by the Nueces County Sheriff’s office on July 31 for falling behind child support payments. He failed to appear in court two weeks ago and during the hearing on Aug. 16, he agreed to pay more than $130,000, that included $87,000 in retroactive payments, medical expenses and attorney’s fees.