Arkansas sports memorabilia dealer and photo archivist John Rogers has been arrested for contempt of court.
Arkansas Business reported that Rogers was taken into custody at a sports bar in North Little Rock.
Rogers, who is facing a litany of civil lawsuits over unpaid debts in connection with his business dealings, will stay at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility until a court appearance Monday.
A circuit court judge ordered Rogers’ arrest in June after he failed to comply with court orders by providing records in connection with one of those lawsuits. First Arkansas Bank & Trust is pursuing a default judgment against Rogers that stands at more than $15 million, but that’s not even one-third of the total amount being sought by several former associates who say Rogers owes them money.
FBI agents raided his home and business in January of 2014, carting away numerous boxes but so far, no federal charges have been filed against him.
Update 7/25: Rogers released after agreeing to cooperate.