'Pretty Little Liars' Star Brandon William Jones Arrested After Allegedly Pointing a Gun at Neighbor
By Meredith B. Kile
Pretty Little Liars star Brandon William Jones was arrested on Thursday following an incident last month in which he allegedly pointed a handgun at his neighbor.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Jones is being charged with one felony count of assault with a firearm and one misdemeanor count each of exhibiting a deadly weapon and exhibiting a concealable firearm in public.
The charges stem from two separate incidents. In October 2015, Jones allegedly exhibited a hidden handgun during a dispute with a neighbor at his home in North Hills, California. Then, on March 24, the 27-year-old actor allegedly brandished a knife and pointed a handgun at a neighbor during a different dispute.
Jones’ reps gave a statement to ET on Thursday, saying: "It is our understanding that the gun in Mr. Jones' possession was fully legal and registered, that he was on his girlfriend's private property, and that he and his girlfriend felt that they were under threat in a dispute with neighbors. The gun was not fired. We are fully confident that Mr. Jones will be completely exonerated in this incident."
The actor could face more than five years in state prison if convicted as charged.