'Baywatch' Star Accused Of Stabbing Westlake Neighbor In Stomach
Former Baywatch star, Jeremy Jackson, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing his neighbor in the stomach with a knife in Westlake.Police had been searching for the 34-year-old actor since Friday when they received a report about a stabbing in the 1600 block of 7th Street, the L.A. Times reports. The man had wounds to his upper body and was rushed to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He said he had been stabbed in his stomach, forearm and tricep. Police sources told the New York Daily News that the incident stemmed from an argument, and that the man reportedly lived in the same apartment complex as Jackson, who also goes by the last name Dunn. Police have not released info on what caused the argument.
The man's attacker ran away, but he identified him as the character Hobie from Baywatch, which was the role Jackson portrayed in the '90s TV show from 1991 to 1999. Hobie was the son of David Hasselhoff's character Mitch Buchannon.
It wasn't until the next day at 7:15 a.m., however, that police caught up with Jackson after responding to a call about a possible burglar in the 700 block of South Union Avenue. Jackson reportedly ran away from the scene and when police caught him, they found that he matched the description they were given. Soon after his arrest, authorities discovered his identity and linked him to the stabbing.
“Officers were not able to substantiate there was a burglary,” the police source told the Daily News. “There was no evidence of forced entry.”
But they did book him for the felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on $30,000 bail that same day.
Jackson has publicly talked about his previous addictions to alcohol and methamphetamines. He was on the reality TV series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2011 for his addiction to steroids. And earlier this year, he was kicked out of the house on UK's Celebrity Big Brother for opening castmate Chloe Goodman's gown and exposing her breasts while he was drunk.
Jackson told the Sun, "It was a terrible drunken mistake — I’m so ashamed. It would be really easy to blame it all on the alcohol, but I’m not that cheap of a player. It’s my fault, and I can’t blame it on anything but me."