Nowitzki learned about Taylor's criminal background and called off their engagement after he hired a private investigator to do a background check ahead of a prenuptial agreement, sources close to the star said.
Police arrested Taylor on two outstanding warrants at Nowitzki's home on May 6. The first was the probation violation from the Missouri corrections department and the second a theft of service charge from Jefferson County.
The circuit court judge in St. Charles, Mo. ordered Taylor to serve concurrent five-year prison sentences for three felony counts and a one-year jail term for a misdemeanor.