KY - Timmy Stephens was arrested at school Tuesday.
The 10-year-old didn't commit any crime. But the issue stemmed from an altercation between Stephens and another 9-year-old child, in which the other child suffered injuries.
"They sued for the medical bills and I agreed to pay the medical bills, so I didn't have to keep going back to court," Stephens' mother told reporters.
She says she failed to make good on all of her monthly payments.
"I had missed a payment and it was another payment coming up due that I wasn't able to pay, so that's why they arrested my son yesterday."
"All they kept saying was the judge signed an order to pick him and take him into custody. I'm scared and I've always taught my kids to respect law enforcement, but when they come in and take him over something that i wasn't able to pay, it's hard to teach your kids to respect them when they don't respect your kids."