UPDATE****** Schneider was released from jail only hours after his sentence began, due to overcrowding. He will still have to complete his 240 hours of community service.


Louisiana resident, and 'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider has been sentenced to three days in the Los Angeles County jail for unpaid alimony. He was supposed to pay $150,000 to Elvira “Elly” Schneider by March, but the actor says he doesn't have it, in part due to the extensive damage to his movie studio in Holden, Louisiana caused by the massive 2016 floods.

The couple were married for 21 years, and his wife filed for divorce in 2014. The court had ordered the 57 year old Schneider to pay $18,911 a month in spousal support, and he claims he just doesn't have it. Schneider represented himself at the hearing on Monday, and told Fox News that he will spend the time in jail 'writing songs and finishing his book.' He also has to perform 240 hours of community service.

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