Josh Duggar Arrested; Placed On A Federal Hold

April 30, 2021

By Jay Ku

Josh Duggar, from the television show “19 Kids and Counting”, is behind bars and has been placed on a federal hold, as reported by KNWA.

It is not yet clear why Duggar is in custody.

U.S. Marshals made the arrest on Thursday.

The arrest report only states, “hold for the other department”, and no bond is listed.

Duggar will go before a judge at 11am Friday, according to the U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge’s Courtroom Deputy for the U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas.

Last year, Duggar lost a real estate lawsuit over a fraudulent deal.

On November 20, 2019, federal agents went to Wholesale Motorcars in Springdale, Arkansas. As of 2019, the location had Duggar listed as the contact for the business, but he was not listed as the property owner, according to the Washington County Collector’s Office.

Homeland Security Investigations spokesperson Bryan Cox confirmed at the time that there was an ongoing investigation at the location but would not go into specific details.

From the 2019 interview with Cox, he confirmed there is an "ongoing federal criminal investigation however, given that there are no charges filed, HIS 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 here.”

Nexstar’s KNWA asked HSI if Duggar is part of the investigation.

Cox said he could not “speak to any individual that may be under investigation”, but confirmed that officials were at the address and spoke with individuals at the location.