INFLUENCER Hayes Grier was arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing a man’s phone and beating him so hard that he suffered brain damage.
Grier, a former Vine star and Dancing with the Stars contestant, was arrested and booked in North Carolina‘s Mecklenburg County jail after arrest warrants were issued.
As per the warrants, obtained by TMZ, Grier allegedly beat up a man and then stole his phone.
The alleged attack that prompted the warrants comes after Grier beat up a man, which resulted in serious injuries, on Monday, according to the news outlet.
Grier has also been accused of stealing the victim’s phone.
And preliminary evidence from police led the warrant to be executed.
Police suspect Grier is accountable for the incident which left the victim, William Markolf, seriously injured, and without his $1,200 phone, TMZ reported.
Grier, an influencer with more than 5million followers on Instagram, allegedly left Markolf with “a broken left orbital bone (eyeball socket), brain damage, bruised ribs, bleeding from the back of the head, loss of hearing and more,” TMZ reported.
TMZ also noted that Grier was booked for the following: Common Law Robbery, Felony conspiracy and Assault Serious Bodily Injury.
However, it is unknown what led to the Monday altercation.
Police also suspect Luke Foushee conspired with Grier to conduct the alleged beatdown.
According to jail records, obtained by The Charlotte Observer, Grier posted $17,500 in bail at midnight.
Records also reportedly state that Grier must appear in court on Monday at 9am.
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Back in 2016, Grier – the younger brother of Will Grier, an American football quarterback for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers – cheated death in a terrifying dirt bike crash.
The crash prompted his fans to create a campaign to “pray” for his recovery.
And the accident led him to suffer a broken rib, a bruised lung, and a concussion.