Thomas Ravenel was arrested this morning in Charleston, South Carolina.
After announcing his exit from Southern Charm on Twitter last month, the former politician was taken into custody by the Charleston County police department and charged with assault and battery in the second degree.
Based on the arrest records, it appears Thomas remains in jail at the moment.
While details of his arrest are still sparse, assault and battery in second degree, in the state of South Carolina, is defined as when ‘a person unlawfully injures another person, or offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so, and causes or could have caused moderate bodily injury; or the act involves the non-consensual touching of the private parts of a person, either under or above clothing.’
Thomas is being held at the Al Cannon detention center in North Charleston as he awaits an arraignment. If found guilty, he faces up to three years in prison and/or up to $2,500 in fines.
Thomas’s arrest comes just a few days after he went on a bizarre Twitter rant, during which he accused his ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, and his former castmate, Craig Conover, of drug use. He also lashed out at the Bravo network by calling them “liars.”
He’ll likely be facing potential custody issues with Kathryn, the mother of his two kids, if the charges against him are proven true.
Thomas’s arrest is just the latest incident in a slew of allegations and investigations against him. As fans of Southern Charm have heard, Thomas has been accused of numerous sexual assaults and is currently being investigated by the Charleston, South Carolina police and by Bravo TV and Haymaker, the production company behind Southern Charm.
He has however denied all allegations of sexual assault through his attorney.
Thomas confirmed his exit from Southern Charm on Twitter last month after production wrapped on season five.
Southern Charm season six will air on Bravo TV sometime next year.
Photos Credit: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo, Charleston County Police