Influencer and former Vine star Hayes Grier has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, felony conspiracy, and assault in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to an incident report from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department obtained by BuzzFeed News, a 24-year-old victim was hospitalized with serious injuries on July 26, allegedly sustained from being beaten by Grier. Authorities arrested Grier, 21, on Friday and released him the following day on bond.
On July 26, the report states that officers responded to call at around 12:30 am that a man identified as William Markolf had been physically assaulted. Grier allegedly stole Markolf’s phone before beating him, and hands, feet, and teeth were listed as the assault weapons in his incident report.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Grier and his team, but did not receive a response.
Grier first gained his online fame through Vine alongside his brother, Nash. He now has over 5.6 million followers on Instagram and over 880,000 subscribers on YouTube. In 2015, he became the youngest male contestant to compete on Dancing With The Stars. His older brother, Will, is a backup quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.
A day before he was arrested, he posted an Instagram ad for Peta campaigning against SeaWorld. “In case you didn’t know, #SeaWorldSucks 🐳🐬,” he captioned it. “Thanks for having me @peta.”
The comments of his latest Instagram post are flooded with fans asking about these latest disturbing events. “Boy how you get arrested two days after shooting with PETA,” one user wrote.