The attorney for Eddie Gonzalez has released a statement on the singer’s arrest on Thursday night for non-payment of child support.
The 42-year-old singer was arrested by deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s office after a warrant for contempt of court was issued for his arrest by the office of the Texas attorney general.
“We are sending out this formal statement and comment on the arrest of Mr. Gonzales at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night from the Tejano Explosion event in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Gonzales is currently involved with the litigation relating to past due child support payments. Mr. Gonzales, for many years, was under the impression that his prior management company had been making payments for his royalties for his child support. Unfortunately, this did not occur and a very large arrearage has developed that is owed to his former wife and his former girlfriend.
Yesterday morning, we believed that we had an agreement for a payment arrangements with the Texas Attorney General’s office to begin to pay off the arrears and support. We also believe that as part of the negotiations that the warrants were lifted. Mr. Gonzales appeared at the Tejano Explosion believing that he had situation resolved.
After his arrest, a hearing was had this afternoon in which we successfully negotiated Mr. Gonzales’ release in return for a large child support payment. Mr. Gonzales wants his fans to know that he was not running from issue and was attempting to resolve this issue when his arrest occurred. He would further like to apologize to his fans and the promoters for what occurred last night and to let everyone know that he plans to make up for his cancellation.”
Gonzalez was scheduled to perform at Tejano Explosion in San Antonio on Thursday night.
His attorney said a $5,000 cash bond had been posted and that Gonzalez was in the process of being released.
KSAT.com reports that according to records from the Texas attorney general’s office, Gonzalez owes over $68,000 in back child support and medical support to two women.
A warrant was issued for Gonzalez in January, after he failed to show up for a court appearance in one of the cases, District Clerk records confirm.
Gonzalez’s attorney said in court Friday that his client was unaware of the warrant because a different person was served.