Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Has Been Released from Police Custody but Legal Trouble Is Afoot
When will Ronnie Ortiz-Magro learn that some people should not be together? After rekindling his relationship recently, he once again found himself on the wrong side of the law. Ortiz-Magro, 33, was hauled off to jail after yet another heated exchange with his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Jen Harley. This is not the first, second or even the third time that the two-year-long relationship has resulted in criminal charges. So, what exactly happened this time?
Ronnie was tased and wheeled out of the house on a stretcher
According to reports, a physical altercation started inside the property Ortiz-Magro, and Harley were renting. The dispute spilled out onto the street when Harley fled the residence. Allegedly, Ortiz-Magro gave chase while holding the couple’s 18-month-old daughter. He also reportedly had a knife in his hand.
Ortiz-Magro was in such distress when police arrived that they needed to subdue him somehow. The father of one was holding his young daughter when Los Angeles police officer broke down the door and entered the Air BnB where he was residing. According to USA Today, Ortiz-Magro still refused to comply with the police, forcing them to tase him to bring the situation under control.
Following the incident, Ortiz-Magro was wheeled out of the house on a stretcher. He was handcuffed to the gurney. Allegedly, he was released from the hospital into the care of the police department, where he was booked. He was released on $100,000 bail later the same day, according to NBC News.
What is Ronnie Ortiz-Magro charged with?
While Ortiz-Magro is a free man at the moment, his legal troubles are just kicking off. Ortiz-Magro has been charged with kidnapping and domestic battery, and is likely in for a lengthy legal battle, it seems.
There is no information regarding when Ortiz-Magro will appear in court again, or how the legal action will play out. Ortiz-Magro’s reps were not available for comment on the current situation. It seems as though the Jersey Shore star is still in Los Angeles. There is no word on where Harley is currently located.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley have a troubled relationship
Ortiz-Magro’s recent arrest is shocking, but it is far from the first time the couple has had a public throwdown. In fact, Harley just recently had domestic battery charges dropped. Harley’s charges stemmed from a New Years’ Eve argument. Allegedly, during a heated exchange, Harley hurled an ashtray at Ortiz-Magro. He was hit in the face with the object.
Ortiz-Magro was also allegedly dragged by Harley’s car during a different domestic violence incident earlier in 2018. Harley has accused Ortiz-Magro of violence in the past, too, The duo has alternated between arguing, breaking up, getting back together, and dragging each other through the mud on social media for years.
It’s safe to say that their rekindled relationship is on ice, but anything is possible with this wild duo. How Ortiz-Magro will be dealt with in the courts remains to be seen. There is no word on if and when he’ll be allowed to see his child again.