Abraham Quintanilla III, aka A.B. Quintanilla, has been taken into custody by Nueces County Sheriff’s Office.
— Rachel Denny Clow (@CallerClow) August 16, 2017
A.B. Quintanilla, the brother of Selena Quintanilla and leader of the now-defunct Kumbia Kings and Kumbia All Starz, was taken into custody this week after a warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this month. The warrant was issued after Quintanilla missed a court appearance for failing to pay child support. When he arrived in court yesterday, Judge Missy Medary addressed Quintanilla, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and told him the “court’s orders are not suggestions.”
“So with your willful ignoring of my court orders, it doesn’t make this court happy in any way,” Judge Medray told Quintanilla, according to Corpus Christi Caller-Times. “Child support is meant to be taken seriously. It is not something that we can say ‘Oh, I’ll pay that later.’ Child support is that child’s right to be taken care of financially by the person that brought them into this world. Do you understand that? And the fact that you ignored my orders for years basically makes me think that you do not take this court very seriously.”
According to Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Quintanilla’s attorney, William Dudley, was not aware of the previous court date that landed Quintanilla on the Nueces County 10 Most Wanted list. Quintanilla was in his Florida home on the day of that hearing, according to My San Antonio.
Quintanilla has been ordered to pay more than $130,000 in child support, according to My San Antonio.