A former “Dancing With the Stars” competitor was arrested on Jan. 13, 2023 in Lake Elsinore, California, according to police files received by Heavy.
Law enforcement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about an intoxicated person and took Dick into custody “without incident.” That’s according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Dick was charged with public intoxication as well as failing to register as a sex offender because his registration was “out of date”. This follows an April 2018 indictment alleging that Dick was sexually assaulted for allegedly groping an Uber driver. according to Rolling Stone. In addition to his 90-day sentence, Dick was also told he would have to register as a sex offender.
Heavy has contacted Dick’s rep for comment but has not yet received a response. Heavy also contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dick is still in prison
Dick has been sent to Cois Byrd Detention Center where he is currently being held according to the prison information system which offers a public database. His bail is currently set at $5,000.
“At 12:30 am on January 13, 2023, deputies at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at Block 15700 of Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore, responded regarding an intoxicated person possibly under the influence of narcotics. Upon arrival, deputies found Andy Dick, age 67, a resident of the City of Hemet, who showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol,” reads an extract from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department press release.
Law enforcement officials are calling the arrest an “ongoing investigation.” Dick is scheduled to be arraigned in court on May 5, 2023.
Dick has been more active on social media lately, Uploading his latest Instagram share on January 11, 2023. In the post, Dick lined up a series of videos from his time in downtown Los Angeles, including a stop at the Medallion and a few places to eat.
Dick was arrested in October 2022
Dick, who starred opposite Sharna Burgess in season 16 of Dancing With the Stars, was arrested in California in October 2022. Dick has been charged with first-degree home burglary after police were called to a house under construction after a man was spotted inside collecting “power tools”. according to TMZ. This man was identified as Dick, who was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail.
According to the report, Dick pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
“We are hopeful that as this case moves forward, more facts will come to light supporting Mr. Dick,” said Santa Barbara County Public Defender Brian Mathis to People magazine.
Dick has had multiple run-ins with the law over the years. In June 2021, he was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. according to page six. about a year later, CBS News reports that Dick was taken into custody for sexual assault after an “adult man” accused him of “sexually assaulting him at the campsite”. Dick was ultimately not charged in the case, according to NBC News.
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