Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Idaho on Friday (Oct. 17, 2014) night. He was charged with malicious damage to property and obstructing officers. He also admitted to mixing prescription drugs with alcohol prior to the arrest. He appeared disheveled in the mug shot. Read on for further details.
Following the arrest, Brendon issued a public apology on his Facebook account (via Perez Hilton):
I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demon. Again: I apologize. Those two small words don't begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation — and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans.
Brendon also said that he was taking pain medication for a cyst behind his knee cap.
The actor, 43, is working on a “Buffy” season 10 comic book and was set to make an appearance in Tree City Comic Con at Idaho. He also married Moonda Tee in Las Vegas two weeks prior to the incident.
The troubled actor checked into rehab in 2004 for alcoholism and was charged in 2010 for drunken vandalism. He managed to avoid jail time for attacking two cops in the same year, and instead faced 36 months of probation. He was also required to take an anger management course and prohibited from drinking in public.
He is best known for playing Xander Harris on the supernatural teen show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” from 1997 to 2003. When the show wrapped up, Brendon went on to star in “Criminal Minds” as Kevin Lynch.
Brendon seemed to be in good spirits last month, when he was reunited with “Buffy” co-star Emma Caufield at Oz Comic-Con in Australia. Caufield played Anya Jenkins on the show, who was romantically paired with Brendon's character.
Caufield Instagrammed a photo of the mini-reunion with the caption: “This happened today.” The photo has garnered more than 2,000 likes.
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