FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Florence County firefighter and finalist on NBC's The Voice in 2013 turned himself in to the Florence County Family Court Monday, after allegedly failing to pay child support.
Court documents show Warren Stone owes six months of child support. Stone explained in a hand-written statement that he works on commission, so it's hard to make payments. He was arrested Monday morning and served a family court bench warrant.
Stone was a finalist in NBC's popular reality voice competition program in April 2013, advancing to the later stages before being eliminated in a knock-out round.
Stone said at the time that this would not be the last you hear of him, though. He said he would be playing at the Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet this Thursday night from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
"I feel honored to be able to do this," Warren said, "I'm very grateful for Royall, for the Pee Dee, for all the support I've gotten from everybody."
Warren is a country singer from Hannah, South Carolina as well as a full-time firefighter and father of three. He has been playing guitar and singing for 15 years and is a huge fan of Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Follow Warren on Twitter at @wsmusicsc.
While competing in The Voice, he visited Royall Elementary and sang for his daughter and his classmates.
Warren wowed judge Adam Levine on his first night with a performance of "Colder Weather," that made Levine turn his chair around in seconds and add him to his team. He was saved from elimination by winning in a survival battle against fellow country singer Michael Austin.
"The advice Adam has given me over the course of the show has been, you know, just put yourself in the songs. I really try to think about the songs and the meaning," Warren told WMBF News.
On being a contestant for NBC's hit show, Warren said, "It's just an unreal feeling. The lights to go down, you get on that huge stage and the camera starts moving and it's a wild rush something I never experienced before this."
As of Monday afternoon, Warren remained in custody at the Florence County Detention Center.