Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault charges following an alleged altercation in Ohio.
Brown was taken into custody Thursday over a domestic violence incident at a Lima, Ohio, home. He was held on a $25,000 bond, according to Allen County Sheriff’s Office records.
The former actor, known best for his role in “That’s So Raven,” was arraigned Friday in Lima Municipal Court and charged with aggravated menacing, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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Police said they responded to a call and when officers arrived at the home, they witnessed a verbal argument they feared could turn violent.
According to an arrest report, a relative said Brown was acting “crazy” and “came at him with a hammer and knife in a threatening manner.”
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The relative told police that Brown had been staying at his home for about two weeks because Brown is homeless, and he “did not want him to go to a homeless shelter.”
Brown has had several personal troubles in the past, including drinking, addiction and charges of domestic battery, resisting arrest and drug possession.
He admitted during a 2018 appearance on “Dr. Phil” that he had been heavily drinking, using drugs and selling crystal meth.
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The ex-actor said during the interview that he wanted to clean up for his kids. When he was asked how many children he had, he responded, “Quite a bit, but four that I know of.” He also claimed to Dr. Phil that the late pop star Michael Jackson was his father.
Fox News’ Cara Haladey contributed to this report.