He was put behind bars as a result of a warrant issued by Chatham County Juvenile Court. His arrest is unrelated to Quinton’s disappearance and death.
Leilani Simon, Howell’s daughter and Quinton’s mother, was arrested Nov. 21 on charges of murdering the little boy after he went missing for more than a month. The boy’s remains were found in a Savannah landfill after investigators spent weeks digging through trash for evidence of his presence.
Simon, 22, pleaded not guilty to murder last month.
Howell was caring for her grandson and his older brother when the boy went missing. Earlier, he said that he did not trust his daughter.
“He didn’t always do the right thing,” Howell said of Simon in an interview.