- 07/16/2013 (10:44:53 pm)
- Bob Mulrenin
A Mecklenburg judge has issued an order for arrest for former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair, who was held in contempt earlier this month for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support.
Flair, one of Charlotte’s best known celebrities whose given name is Richard Fliehr, was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to Jacqueline Beems, who filed for a legal separation last summer. The money was intended to go for her car payment, health insurance and legal fees.
But following at least two court orders, Flair didn’t pay $32,352.51, according to court documents obtained by the Observer and Brad Smith, Beems’ attorney.
The order for arrest was issued on July 3, but the wrestler can avoid jail time if he pays what he owes, according to court documents.
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