Tuesday 26 September 2017

Half-brother of Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle arrested following altercation with a woman

Meghan Markle's half brother Thomas (centre) was arrested in Oregon this week
Meghan Markle's half brother Thomas (centre) was arrested in Oregon this week
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

The half-brother of Suits actress Meghan Markle has been arrested in the US following an altercation with a woman.

Thomas Markle Jr, the half-brother of Prince Harry’s girlfriend, was taken into custody following a disagreement with a woman that turned violent, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

A mugshot of Thomas Markle Jr following his arrest.
A mugshot of Thomas Markle Jr following his arrest.

The 50-year-old window fitter was charged with menacing and aiming a firearm at another person. He was also charged with the unlawful use of a weapon, according to the publication.

Markle was taken to prison at Josephine County in Oregon on Thursday, where bail was set at $15000 (€14000). Markle was released on Friday after $1500 (€1400) was paid on his behalf.

A mugshot of the window fitter was posted on a website which documents arrests across the US.

Earlier in 2017, Thomas Markle Jr spoke of his sister’s relationship with Prince Harry and said the pair are very much in love.

Actress Meghan Markle
Actress Meghan Markle

"They’re extremely happy together, they look great together and she’s done good."

Meghan Markle (35) and Prince Harry (32) are believed to have met in July after they were introduced by a mutual friend, fashion designer Misha Nonoo. The couple are already said to be "serious" and the royal confirmed their relationship in a statement to the media in November.

Since then, the Toronto-based actress has been spotted on the grounds of Buckingham Palace and it is said she has already been introduced to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen.

Prince Harry issued a statement confirming his relationship with Meghan in November
Prince Harry issued a statement confirming his relationship with Meghan in November

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