Reality star Jay Smith is in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after violating a protection from abuse order his estranged wife Ashley Martson filed.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After star Jay Smith real name Conroy Smith is currently in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE at York County Prison after he turned himself in following an alleged violation of a protective order taken out by his estranged wife, Ashley Smith.
“The 21-year-old Jamaica native turned himself into authorities upon learning he had a warrant out for his arrest, a source explains, stemming from an alleged violation of a PFA Protection From Abuse order that was placed against him by his estranged wife, Ashley Smith née Martson, on Monday, July 1.”
Instagrammer John Yates originally broke the story by sharing a deleted message from Ashley via her Instagram story earlier today
The 21-year-old tattoo artist had been in the United States illegally after he wed the 32-year-old mother of two and she failed to file his adjustment of status.
On Wednesday night, Martson posted a photo of herself to Instagram, saying, “I’m setting the record straight about Jay’s deportation,” with the caption, “link in bio.”
She linked to her interview with Celebuzz where she explained that she filed the Protection From Abuse PFA after she came home from vacation and reportedly found Smith had broken into her house.
She said filed the PFA to also prevent Smith from speaking about her on social media but after receiving it, he went straight to Instagram and violated the order put in place.
“I filed a PFA, and I took all the evidence in on Monday,” she said. “Jay was served at 7:10 PM on Monday, and it specifically said in there ‘you’re not allowed to talk about this PFA or Ashley at all on any social media platform.’”
Martson said that Smith went on social media “the very next day… and made a post about her and the PFA”
“Jay and I have a PFA hearing next Wednesday… and then he’ll go back to York Country Prison until he is seen by an immigration judge,” Martson said
Martson said that it’s “a very sad situation overall… I’m not popping champagne bottles celebrating today.”
She continued: “It’s hard to sit here and think about how he’s sitting in a jail cell right now, but I also have to remember everything he put me through the past year.”
Martson and Smith got married in May 2018. She told the outlet she “filed for his green card and then I retracted it because he cheated on me again.”
The pair began dating during Season 6 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé‘. Martson met Smith while in Jamaica for a friend’s wedding.