'Dancing With The Stars' alum Hayes Grier arrested over assault in North Carolina


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Did Hayes Grier get arrested?

Internet celebrity Hayes Grier arrested in Mecklenburg County, records show. CHARLOTTE — Hayes Grier, internet personality and younger brother of Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier, was arrested on felony charges in Mecklenburg County on Friday afternoon. WSOC CharlotteInternet celebrity Hayes Grier arrested in Mecklenburg County, records show

What did Hayes Grier do?

Social media star and television personality Hayes Grier was arrested on Friday on charges of assault, felony conspiracy and common law robbery. The Charlotte Observer reports that Grier, 21, was arrested in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on outstanding warrants from California. The HillInternet personality Hayes Grier arrested after violent robbery | TheHill

Influencer Hayes Grier arrested after a man was assaulted and left with brain damage

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Grier, 21, is accused of attacking William Markolf on Monday resulting in injuries, including bruised ribs, loss of hearing, and a broken eye socket, according to TMZ.

He was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, and charged with felony conspiracy, common law robbery, and assault causing serious bodily injury. 

Grier was released after posting $17,500 bail and is due to appear in court at 9am on Monday, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Records said that another man, Luke Foushee, was a co-conspirator in the assault, but he has not been arrested yet.

Grier rose to fame on now-defunct social media platform Vine, often making videos with one of his brothers, Nash. He went on to compete on "Dancing With The Stars" in 2015, becoming the youngest male competitor at age 15.

He has a significant social media following, including 5.6 million followers on Instagram and more than 880,000 YouTube subscribers.

Hayes Grier is the younger brother of Carolina Panthers' backup quarterback Will Grier. At one stage, the family had its own reality show, "Top Grier."

'DWTS' Alum Hayes Grier Charged with Robbery and Assault

Entertainment Tonight 01 August, 2021 - 03:02pm

According to TMZ, Grier and an alleged co-conspirator are accused of brutally beating up a man and stealing his phone in North Carolina. Authorities claim the alleged victim was left with a broken eyeball socket, brain damage, bruised ribs, bleeding from the back of the head and loss of hearing. 

Grier was arrested and booked in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, after a warrant was issued to extradite him from his Encino, California, home. The former Vine star posted bail and is due to face a judge on Monday morning. 

Grier, whose brother is Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier, was the then-youngest contestant on DWTS in 2015, when he was 15. He made it to Week 7 before his elimination. 

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‘DWTS’ Alum Hayes Grier Arrested After Assault and Robbery Claims

Us Weekly 01 August, 2021 - 11:47am

The internet personality, 21, was reportedly booked at a Mecklenburg County jail in Charlotte on Friday, July 30, after a warrant was issued to bring the influencer from his Encino, California home on three felony charges, according to documents obtained by TMZ. Grier was booked for common law robbery, felony conspiracy and assault causing serious bodily injury.

Grier is accused of brutally assaulting a man and then stealing his $1,200 cell phone. Per the warrant, a judge found preliminary evidence linking the Mooresville, North Carolina native to the alleged attack, in which the victim was seriously injured.

The attack is said to have left the alleged victim with a broken left orbital bone, brain damage, bruised ribs, bleeding from the back of the head, hearing loss and more, according to police reports via the outlet.

The Dancing With the Stars alum was reportedly released after posting $17,500 bail later that night, according to the Charlotte ObserverThe newspaper reports that Grier is set to face a judge on Monday, August 2.

Grier first rose to fame in 2013 for his series of Vine videos alongside his brother Nash before the platform was shuttered. Since then, he has moved over to Instagram and YouTube, where he currently has 5.6 million Instagram followers and 880,000 YouTube subscribers. The influencer was also the second-youngest contestant to ever appear on DWTS when he was paired with pro dancer Emma Slater during season 21. The pair were eliminated from the 2015 competition in week seven.

The Freakish actor went on to star alongside his family on go90’s unscripted Top Grier series. He spoke with Us Weekly ahead of the second season in February 2018 about what fans could expect from the show.

“A bunch of crazy things,” he exclusively told Us at the time. “I started looking at colleges per my mom’s request, so I took my buddies across the country on some wild adventures while seeing the schools.” He continued, “My family is a big part of Top Grier and I’d love to continue telling that story. My dating life, not so much.”

Grier also said his genuine persona was the reason behind his success. “I continue to be myself,” he said. “Authenticity is key when you’re a creator and you have stay true to the fans.”

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