"Criminal Minds" actor Nicholas Brendon was arrested on Wednesday for the fourth time this year, this time in connection with a domestic dispute with his girlfriend at a hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Brendon, who played Kevin Lynch in the CBS "Criminal Minds" series from 2007-2014, attempted to force his girlfriend to stay with him after getting property from her at the hotel, authorities told Us Weekly
"Last night after 11 p.m., we responded to a call to a local hotel on the south end of town," said Saratoga Springs Investigations Lt. Robert Jillson. "We got there (and) found a 33-year-old female in the room by herself.
"She had come down to give (Brendon) some of his personal property he was looking for. When she gets there she was going to leave, (but) he didn't want her to leave, so he forcibly took her car keys from her," said Jillson.
Brendon, 44, who is also known for his role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" from 1996 to 2003, was found a few blocks away from the hotel and was arrested on a felony robbery charge along with two counts of criminal mischief and one count of obstruction of breathing, both misdemeanors, said People
Brendon entered rehab in June for substance abuse, depression and alcoholism after he was arrested on three other occasions this year.
On Aug. 26, Brendon walked off the "Dr. Phil" show when the host attempted to get the actor to address his addiction. Brendon went to Facebook
to explain his actions.
"I'm the first to admit I've messed up, a lot, and I've hurt people I care about and who care about me," said Brendon. "When I was in that seat, I felt that Dr. Phil went for the jugular, talking about some of my recent mistakes, with no build up.
"I felt that he wanted me to lay the darkest parts of myself on national TV right from the start, and I'm not willing to do that. Buffy never chased ratings, and neither should I," said Brendon.
After the incident, a representative for Dr. Phil McGraw told People, "…Dr. Phil has nothing but the highest respect for Nicholas and wishes him the best in his quest for physical/mental health and sobriety, and stands ready to assist him in any way possible."
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