Child support a catch; Freddie Mitchell jailed

Posted: March 23, 2012

FORMER EAGLE Freddie Mitchell was arraigned on tax-fraud charges after surrendering to authorities in Orlando last week. Now he's sitting in jail in Orange County, Fla., after being arrested on an Indiana warrant for failing to pay back child support, a lawyer says.

Mitchell, 33, known as FredEx, surrendered to authorities March 12 and was released on his own recognizance until his arraignment, which was scheduled for Thursday.

Bringing his child-support payments up to date was a condition of his release prior to his arraignment, according to court documents.

Kyle Fletcher, Mitchell's court-appointed attorney in Florida, was unsure of the details surrounding the Indiana child-support case, in which he is not representing Mitchell.

But Fletcher said that Mitchell is being held in jail on the child-support charges and is tentatively scheduled to appear in court May 1 on the tax-fraud charges.


Contact Phillip Lucas at 215-854-5914 or lucasp@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @UnPhiltered. Read his blog, Philly Confidential at www.phillyconfidential.com

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