According to the National Enquirer, Kellie’s father, 48-year-old Clyde Pickler, is on the run from Floridian authorities after he violated the terms of his probation.
On felony probation since being released from his most recent stint in prison (one of several over the years), Clyde reportedly left Florida for North Carolina without notifying his parole supervisor.
“He’s currently listed as an ‘absconder’ for leaving the state without notification,” said a rep from the Florida Department of Corrections. “That means he’s a fugitive.”
It also means Clyde faces immediate arrest and imprisonment if he crosses paths with law enforcement.
Kellie and her father haven’t always been close, but the singer has been candid about the two working to repair their relationship.
“It’s been rough but right now we have the best relationship that we have ever had, to be honest,” said Kellie Pickler in an interview with Xfinity before her DWTS win. “I never thought he wasn’t a good person. He has struggled with his own demons and I think we all have demons.”