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Empire Star Bryshere Gray Arrested on Assault Charges —

14 Jul

Multiple sources are reporting that Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem on the Fox hit show, Empire, was arrested after police allege that the 26-year-old actor assaulted and strangled his wife who eventually escaped their suburban Phoneix, Arizona home by running to a nearby gas station.

Check out his mugshot!

Bryshere Gray Mugshot Hakeem Arrested Empire

Here’s the FB post from Goodyear Police Department:

Goodyear Police Arrest “Empire” Actor, Bryshere Gray on Domestic Violence Charges

On Sunday night, July 12, 2020, at approximately 10:15pm, Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call that an adult female victim had been allegedly assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series “Empire.”

She was treated and released for her non life-threatening injuries. Goodyear Detectives and Victim’s Advocate continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital.

Goodyear Police responded to the Goodyear residence located in the 13000 block of S. 176th Lane, Goodyear, in an effort to contact Gray, but he refused to come out and speak with officers. Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist. Just after 7:00 am, Gray was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges.


Miami Dolphins star, Xavien Howard Arrested for Domestic Battery of fiancée

31 Dec

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was arrested late Sunday in Davie, FL after police say he pushed his fiancée into a glass wall at their home during a heated verbal argument about a purse. His soon to be wife, who has been living with him for more than five years and has three children with him, told police she got into a Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 6.39.09 AMverbal argument with Howard, 26, about a recently purchased purse. The argument then got physical.

The 6 ft tall cornerback allegedly “grabbed both her arms and pushed her back up against the mirrored glass wall in the hallway of their bedroom,” the police report states. Howard “then let her go, causing her to fall to the floor on her right arm, landing on his medical assisted walking crutch, which was on the floor.”

According to the police report, the NFL player’s fiancée had “visible” scratches, redness on her right wrist and forearm and “redness and an abrasion” on her right elbow

The Dolphin Pro Bowler, whose legal name is Xavien Dewayne Howard-Arriola was arrested and held at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail on one count of domestic battery Monday, according to Davie police.

Jenelle Evans, star of ‘Teen Mom 2,’ arrested for the second time in a week

17 Jan

Jenelle Evans is back behind bars for the second time in a week!

The “Teen Mom 2” star was arrested Monday night in North Carolina for violating a domestic violence protective order,  according to the NY Daily News.

Details surrounding Evans’ latest brush with the law remain unclear, however a rep for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s department said the troubled 20-year-old was immediately taken into custody.

Just six days earlier, Evans was busted in Brunswick County for allegedly making “harassing phone calls” and “communicating threats” to her former roommate, Hannah Inman.

She was later released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/jenelle-evans-star-teen-mom-2-arrested-time-a-week-article-1.1007440#ixzz1jjYCAVg9

MTV “Teen Mom” star rejects house arrest plea deal

7 May

Amber Portwood made her claim to fame when she was featured on MTV’s “16 & Pregnant” reality show and then continued on to star in “Teen Mom.” Besides getting pregnant at 16, Portwood has found herself facing felony charges from her conduct on the television show.

In this episode of her legal saga, Portwood  rejected a prosecutors’ offer that would have kept her out of jail on felony domestic battery and child neglect charges.

Madison County Sheriff Department / AP

Police in Anderson, Indiana investigated the then-20-year-old Amber Portwood after a September episode showed her slapping, choking and kicking the then-24-year-old father of her daughter. Television viewers watched in horror as she was filmed striking ex Gary Shirley, 24 , in front of their two-year-old daughter Leah last year.

Officials say dozens of viewers called the state’s child abuse hotline to report Portwood’s outbursts.

Under Indiana law,  “(a) A child is a child in need of services if … the child’s physical or mental health is seriously endangered due to injury by the act or omission of the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian.” (Indiana Code 31-34-1)

Portwood shouting at Gary Shirley as he holds their daughter, Leah

Portwood had her child taken from her by Indiana’s Child Protective Services due to the violence in the home — she reportedly assaulted Shirley three times between August 2009 and July 2010. Video footage was subpoenaed by the court to ascertain the magnitude of Portwood’s alleged offenses. Authorities would later place Portwood’s child, Leah, in protective custody after they announced she would be monitored for up to six months.

Portwood attended a Madison County court hearing Thursday. She told The Herald Bulletin she wouldn’t be able to do her job as a mother if she accepted the plea deal of 90 days on house arrest and two years of probation.

The judge gave Portwood and her attorney 60 days to work out a new plea deal or go to trial. E! Online reported that  Portwood broke down into tears following the announcement that her trial was going forward and had been set for Nov. 16.

Amber Portwood & Gary Shirely Heading To Court / FLYNET

She is facing three felony charges–two counts of domestic battery and one count of neglect of a dependent, along with one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

To no avail, her ex-boyfriend, Gary pleaded with the judge to lift the no-contact order that’s preventing Portwood from seeing Shirley while their daughter is present. The judge denied his request.

CBS News reported that  Portwood.  Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham will be returning for a third season of “Teen Mom” set to premiere on July 5.  But Portwood, 20,  faces one misdemeanor count of domestic violence and two felony counts of domestic battery and could get up to 3 years in prison if convicted and be fined up to $10,000 (a small sum considering she made $280,000 for appearing on Teen Mom).

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