The reality show star was taken into custody by Florida police early on Friday. Nathan Griffith, a former Teen Mom 2 star, was detained after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
According to PEOPLE, the 35-year-old was charged with domestic battery by strangulation on Friday. According to the jail’s inmate records, he is currently being held there without posting a bond.
It was unclear right away if Griffith had hired a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
According to TMZ, Griffith was detained after Delray Beach, Florida police responded to a disturbance call made by Griffith’s brother-in-law. The reality star’s relative placed the call after Griffith allegedly told him over the phone that he had “lost it,” choked a woman, and dragged her up the stairs.
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Griffith’s brother-in-law allegedly stated in court documents obtained by the outlet that he then texted Griffith’s girlfriend to check on her well-being. She said she wasn’t in response.
According to TMZ, Griffith was reportedly uncooperative when police showed up at his home.
Although she initially resisted helping, the unnamed woman eventually agreed that Griffith had touched her inappropriately.
Griffith reportedly had neck and back scratches but claimed to the police that they were the result of sex. According to authorities, the woman had bruises rising on her neck.
Griffith is well-known to reality fans as Jenelle Evans’ ex-fiancé, with whom he has a son named Kaiser, age 8, and Jenelle Evans, 31.
Evans and Griffith, who were briefly engaged before calling it quits, had a turbulent relationship from 2013 to 2015, as revealed on Teen Mom 2.
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As parents, the two were able to coexist much more amicably; Griffith tweeted in 2019 that their dynamic had greatly improved.
“I’m so grateful that [Evans] and I finally have a good relationship. We ought to have had it three to four years ago. especially one that has the support of everyone “he wrote.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org if you are a victim of domestic abuse. All phone calls are free and private. The hotline is accessible around-the-clock in more than 170 languages.