Josh Duggar arrested; placed on a federal hold
Josh Duggar, Star of TLC's 19 Kids And Counting, Arrested by U.S. … Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:00:00 -0700-Josh Duggar, from the television show "19 Kids and Counting" is behind bars.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Josh Duggar, from the television show “19 Kids and Counting,” is behind bars and has been placed on a federal hold.
The U.S. Marshals arrested Duggar, 33, on Thursday, April 29. He is being held at the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville.
The report only states, “hold for other department,” and no bond is listed.
Last year, Duggar lost a real estate lawsuit involving a quiet title.
According to the U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge’s Courtroom Deputy for the U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, Duggar will go before a judge 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 30.
On November 20, 2019, federal agents went to a business at the 14000-block of Wildcat Creek Road, Springdale, Arkansas.
“I do not dispute the information you’ve obtained. That is the location that we were. I can’t speak to the status of any ongoing investigation. But, I do not dispute that we were present at that specific address,” said Homeland Security Investigations Spokesperson Bryan Cox.
From the 2019 interview with Cox, he could confirm, “…ongoing federal criminal investigation, however, given that there are no charges filed, HSI doesn’t discuss the nature of any type of investigation until, if or when, charges are filed. I can’t discuss the reason for our being there.”
KNWA/FOX24 asked HSI if Josh Duggar is part of the investigation.
“I can’t speak to any individual that may be under investigation. So I can confirm that we were at that address. And spoke to individuals at that location. But I can’t discuss any individuals by name.”
KNWA/FOX24 contacted the Washington County Collector’s Office and confirmed the address of a business listing, where HSI agents were present, was Wholesale Motorcars, 14969 Wildcat Creek Road, Springdale, Arkansas. As of 2019, this location has Josh Duggar listed as the contact for the business, but he is not listed as the property owner.
This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 as we learn more.
Josh Duggar arrested; placed on a federal hold Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:00:00 -0700-Josh Duggar, former star of TLC's 19 Kids And Counting, has reportedly been arrested by Homeland Security and held without bond at an Arkansas jail.
Josh Duggar poses for a booking photo after his arrest on April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images
Josh Duggar, former cast member on the long-running TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, was reportedly arrested by U.S. Marshals on Thursday in Washington County, Arkansas, according to BuzzFeed News. What he’s been arrested for, however, is currently unclear. According to his online detainee profile, the former reality star is being held without bond by a federal agency. The FBI denied involvement in the case, while Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials referred BuzzFeed News’s questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which has yet to release any information on the charges leveled against Duggar.
19 Kids And Counting, which ran for seven years on the network, followed Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as they raised their 19 children as devout Baptists in Tontitown, Arkansas. In 2015, the series was abruptly suspended, then canceled, after In Touch published a report alleging Josh Duggar had molested five girls when he was a teenager, including several of his sisters, behavior Duggar publicly confirmed and apologized for, saying he had “acted inexcusably.” Later that same year, Duggar, who is married, called himself “the biggest hypocrite ever” when his paid subscription to the Ashley Madison dating site was leaked as a part of a larger data hack.
In November 2015, porn actress Danica Dillion filed a lawsuit against Duggar for allegedly assaulting her in a Philadelphia strip club, though she opted to dismiss the lawsuit the following year. According to TMZ, in November 2019, Homeland Security reportedly raided the car dealership where Duggar works in connection to a federal probe. Additionally, they report, the former reality star is allegedly involved in “a civil lawsuit filed against him for real estate fraud.” We’ll update this post as new information becomes available.
19 Kids And Counting’s Josh Duggar Arrested by U.S. Marshals
– April 30, 2021
Josh Duggar arrested