'Buffy' Actor Nicholas Brendon Arrested for Fourth Time This Year
By Desiree Murphy
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Things aren't looking good for Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon.
The 44-year-old actor, who played Xander on the popular show from 1997 to 2003, was arrested on Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, New York. He was charged with felony 3rd degree robbery, criminal mischief and obstruction of breathing.
According to the Saratoga Springs Police, Brendon was involved in a domestic dispute in a hotel room on South Broadway. The hotel staff called the police and reported a domestic disturbance in one of their hotel rooms.
When police arrived at the scene, Brendon was gone, but they found a 33-year-old female victim. A source tells ET that the woman was his alleged girlfriend.
Police interviewed the woman in the room and put out a description to other officers in the area to find Brendon. A few minutes later, he was picked up a couple of blocks away from the hotel while walking down the street.
He was reportedly released from jail Thursday morning after posting a $20,000 bail bond.
A source tells ET that the police had a couple of dealings with Brendon in the past week, starting last Tuesday. People in the town were concerned about his welfare and contacted law enforcement. Police responded and spoke to Brendon but didn't arrest him at the time. The source also tells ET that the actor checked himself into a local hospital after police spoke to him.
This is Brendon's fourth arrest this year. The actor was previously arrested in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in February for reportedly drunkenly trashing his Hilton hotel room and then refusing to pay his $380 food and beverage bill. After getting drunk and causing $450 worth of damage to his room, he allegedly ended up asleep in a hotel employee's office. He was reportedly charged with grand theft and criminal mischief. Last October, he was charged with resisting officers and malicious injury to property at a hotel in Boise, Idaho.
Back in February, he also split from his wife of five months, Moonda Tee. He later entered rehab in June for alcoholism, substance abuse and depression. Last month, the troubled actor reached out for help from Dr. Phil in hopes of overcoming his battle with addiction, but walked off during the interview. Watch the video below to see.