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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was briefly jailed Wednesday after being arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
The “America’s News HQ” co-anchor was taken into custody at a bar and grill after police were called to deal with an intoxicated man.
Jarrett, 59, was belligerent and refused to follow police orders, according to a report by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
He was subsequently charged with obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer, a misdemeanor, and was booked into jail.
Jarrett is a co-anchor of Fox’s “America’s News HQ,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays. He joined the network in 2002 and recently covered the George Zimmerman murder trial and the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco Airport.
On May 12, TV Newser reported Jarrett had requested time off from Fox for undisclosed “personal reasons.”
Jarrett was released from custody after posting a $300 bond. He’s due in court on June 6.
A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement: “We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor. He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”
Jarrett isn’t the first Fox News star to find himself on the wrong side of the law.
WND reported on anchor Shepard Smith’s arrest in 2000 for allegedly driving his car into another reporter who was standing in a parking space she attempted to save for a friend. Smith went unpunished by Fox News for what police say was aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and criminal charges against him were eventually dropped.