Influential actor and actor Hayes Grier was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday on charges of assault causing serious bodily injury, common law theft and felony conspiracy, according to police records.
The Dancing with the stars Student was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail at 4:17 PM EST yesterday. The 21-year-old was released at midnight after posting bail and will appear in court at 9 a.m. on Monday.
According to TMZ, Grier was arrested for violently assaulting William Markolf and stealing his cell phone. Markolf is said to have suffered serious injuries, including brain damage. It is not yet clear what precipitated the alleged attack.
Grier competed in the 21st season of Dancing with the stars in 2015, teaming up on the reality competition series with dancer Emma Slater. At the time, Grier was the youngest male contestant in the show’s history, at age 15.
Grier first rose to fame two years earlier, after cultivating a following on the now-defunct social media platform Vine. It maintains a large following on other platforms, including YouTube and Instagram.
To date, Hayes Grier has also appeared on the Hulu series. Monstrous and Verizon Go90’s Top Grier, a reality series focused on his family.
Will, the older brother of the internet personality, is a quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. His other brother Nash is also an internet personality, who developed a huge following on Vine.
News Block has contacted Grier representatives for comment.