Antonio Escalante Arrested and Jailed for Alleged Probation Violation
El Pasoan Antonio Escalante was jailed for four days last week for violating his probation. The boxer attended court last Thursday for his weekly update with Judge Patrick Garcia, but was arrested without bail for allegedly missing a counseling class that morning. Escalante had pleaded guilty in February to a pair of driving while intoxicated charges. He was arrested four times last year on suspicion of DWI. Escalante was sentenced to eight years probation and he also had to enroll in the 384th Drug Court Program. He had to attend the alcohol and drug treatment program once per week, and three weekly counselling classes. However, a source close to Escalante's family said that he had attended the counseling class last Thursday morning but his counselor was not there. Instead of staying for the required time, Escalante signed his name and left. When appearing in court later that day, he was jailed by Judge Garcia for not attending the counseling class. 600 ESPN El Paso reached out to the El Paso Police Department, Sheriff's Office, and the 384th District Court, but they were all unable to comment on the matter.
According to the source, Escalante has remained sober since his probation and regularly bikes to his weekly drug treatment and counselling classes. Although he originally announced his retirement from boxing for the second time after suffering a first round knockout loss a few weeks ago to Eric Hunter, Escalante has since changed his mind and does not want his boxing career to end on a knockout loss. A possible farewell fight has not been finalized.