Danny Tartabull Detained by Police 5 Years After Warrant Was Issued for Arrest

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 26, 2017

SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 1992:  Danny Tartabull #45 of the New York Yankees batting in a spring training game in March 1992 in Sarasota, Florida.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
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Former Major League Baseball outfielder Danny Tartabull was arrested by police on a 2012 warrant for unpaid child support.

Per TMZ Sports, police caught Tartabull on July 24 after "he called police himself to report that his car had been broken into near his apartment in Agoura, CA."

Jacob Glucksman, Tartabull's attorney, told TMZ he was working to secure his client's release from custody. 

Tartabull pleaded no contest and received probation in 2011 for charges of failing to pay child support for his two sons totaling more than $276,000. 

A warrant was issued for Tartabull's arrest after he violated terms of his probation, but he was able to avoid police custody for five years. According to TMZ, it wasn't until police arrived at his apartment on Monday and ran his name through the system that they discovered the warrant.

Tartabull played 14 MLB season from 1984-97. He spent the bulk of his career with the Kansas City Royals from 1987-91 and also suited up for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics.